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  • fyoung
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    looks good!

    You made it look good. Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Farris

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  • Extreme Steel
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    Welding table

    Here's a couple more pictures of the welding table. bolted is some diamond plate and is ready for some paint after the caps are welded.
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    Originally posted by MD Welding View Post
    Here is a pic. It's not installed but you can see how it looks and works. I never did get to paint it up yet.

    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.
    look'good ----for tail gate party's at games . nicely done spider

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  • Extreme Steel
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    I cannot figure this picture thing out? I can e-mail someone these pictures so they can be posted. I'm gonna go have a Margarita Holy tequila I got it
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    Last edited by Extreme Steel; 11-03-2006, 12:09 AM.

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  • MAC702
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    Originally posted by Extreme Steel View Post
    For those of you that are interested i'm building a table on the back of my utility truck body and i've takin lots of pictures for everyone to see and get some ideals.
    since i'm new to the forum don't bash the **** out of me! if I can be of any help feel free to e-mail me. Steve
    PLEASE start a thread and post these pics!! I need something very similar as soon as I get a round tuit.

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  • Extreme Steel
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    For those of you that are interested i'm building a table on the back of my utility truck body and i've takin lots of pictures for everyone to see and get some ideals.
    since i'm new to the forum don't bash the **** out of me! if I can be of any help feel free to e-mail me. Steve. PS. if anyone knows how to attach pictures please help me.
    Last edited by Extreme Steel; 11-02-2006, 11:29 PM.

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  • HMW
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    Where I work, we work on Aerial devices [bucket trucks and digger derricks] We always un-hook the batteries before welding. That is, welding on the truck with the problem,not our service trucks. Our trucks all have circuit boards that control stop/start, throttle, pto etc. Not to mention the Catipillar ECM and the Allison ECM. To be on the safe side with welding on the bed of your truck make sure you have a GOOD ground. On our service trucks We weld in the vise and just put the ground on the vise. As far as welding on someone elses truck, unhook the batteries. We just replaced a CAT ECM that cost $1200.00 [not welding related] That would eat up your profit big time. Some trucks like fire trucks have as many as 6 ECMs. For lights and all. Nice hitch welding table though

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  • DDA52
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    You can disconnect if you like and feel better about it. It really isn't necessary, though. Pipe rigs weld on the back of the deck all the time and never have troubles. The electronics are on the front and the weld action is on the back. As long as the ground is connected to the work in the back and not on, say , the front bumper, the chances of current affecting the electronics is virtually nil. DC likes straight lines and short runs. That makes it easy.

    FWIW, when they built my dump truck, about 75% of it was welded on the truck. The CAT computer never suffered and is still running strong. They did the same thing when they welded on the hitch plate. That was 3/4" plate welded single pass with a huge wire and high amps. If that didn't kill it, nothing would.

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  • Mushroom
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    Auto Confusers

    No matter if it will or not, it is sure easier to disconnect then to replace everything electronic in the car, only problem is re-setting the radio to favorite stations!!


    Mike

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  • True Blue Lew
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    Vehicle computer damage

    Is it necessary to disconnect the battery of your truck before welding? I have heard that it can mess up the computer or electronics of your vehicle if you weld on anything connected to it. Thanks

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  • DDA52
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    Richard, if it obscured the normal tail lights, I would say yup, it sure would need them. If the normal lights were still easily visible, then that would be a strange one. Reflectors will get some happy. If it extends past the bumper more than 4', then it would have to be flagged in most states to be legal. That is why I would have made it foldable. Doing that would probably take some strength away, so you would need some folding legs as well.

    I just may build me one one day.......after I finish my shop which will be a loooooong time form now.

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  • Richard
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    hey Mike, I like that ...bet its heavy

    don, a freind told me that he had one of those store bought reciever storge racks and a policeman pulled him over said he had to have tail lights on it.
    my friend was in another state on vacation, guess diffrent laws in diffrent states. humm

    I have built lots of things to go into reciever hitches,
    reciever hitches great invention

    nice job, Mike
    Thanks for posting the pictures

    Sincerely,
    .....Richard

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  • MD Welding
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    It pins in like a regular hitch.I thought about making it foldable but I needed it for the next day. I don't flag it or anything but now that you mention it I probably should. You just have to remember it's there when you back up because it's invisible with the tailgate up. I did a job on some bushes parking one day. It's also good for tailgating!

    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.

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  • DDA52
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    Mike, I like that table. What do you do with it when driving? I might have been tempted to fab up some sort of locking hinge to lock it in the up position while driving. Wouldn't have to flag it while on the road that way.........Dang, the more I think about it...that is a really good idea. I would definitely have to add an unbrella holder to the side. Kinda hot here at the moment.

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  • MD Welding
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    Here is a pic. It's not installed but you can see how it looks and works. I never did get to paint it up yet.

    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.
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