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  • patrick
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    pat from texas to aircraft welder

    Originally posted by Aircraft Welder View Post
    Where are you at Pat? I'm glad to see there's a lot of welders here in Texas....the most manly of the states.
    i am now living at pottsboro/ sorry i took so long to respond A.W./ hope this gets to you/ i am a welder and not a puter person so i just take a shot and see where it lands ?you can e mail me at --- reederrd @ aol.com----or call fax at 903-786-5888 snail mail is 242 Lakewood Lane pottsboro tx 75076
    like to hear from a fellow texas welder pat

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  • Darmik
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    suicide machine

    So after seeing everybody's input what did you decide to do?

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  • fun4now
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  • fun4now
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    take the truck

    yep take the family truck use it to drive over to your frends house to fix his 4X4 for some more $$ for more toy's
    TIG is great fun.

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  • Hill_Billy_weld
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  • Hill_Billy_weld
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    recomendation , Truck or TIG

    Originally posted by suicide machine View Post
    Hey guys

    im 15yrs old

    i bought my first mig about 3 yrs ago and i love welding. I've also gotten into cars. i getmy permit in 2 months i sold my 86 monte carlo and i dont know wether to buy a tig welder or a 4x4 truck. i live in jersey. my family has a 2wd 94 f150 pickup that i can have. i just dont know....tig or 4x4??

    Helppp
    Given the fact that you are only 15 ,and that I know how expensive 4x4's are to own and maintain , I have to recomend the TIG ,unless you have a real serious need for the 4x4,as they usualy require much more driving experience than new drivers can cope with due to handling caractaristics of the 4x4's ,while they offer extreamly good Off road capabilitys they dont take kindly to driving error's and can be prone to roll over.
    Also there's the common mis-conception that because they are 4 wheel drive they some how brake better(false I assure you).
    The 94 F150 will make a very good work truck to haul a welding rig,and will be much less expensive to maintain.
    Ultimatly which ever you do choose ,best wishes.

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  • KT WELDOR
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  • KT WELDOR
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    Hey here is my 2 cents...Take the truck heck you can make money hauling things for people. Everybody has something that they are gonna need moved sometime . Truck for hire is a good way to make those extra bucks to put towards that Tig welder. Sky is the limit and if ya get a free ride take it and don't look back. Heck my first free ride was a truck matter of fact I' m still hauling myself around in a pickup truck. Take The Truck!!!!

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  • HelgothJ
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  • HelgothJ
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    gotta be nuts to pass down a free tuck for a 4x4. for the money from the monte carlo, id put 1/2 in your savings account, and 1/2 for you to buy tools, metal, and whatnot. though if I had that kinda money on me id either buy nice millematic mig or a couple guitars. welding and guitars... great hobby

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  • Darmik
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    if your mom and dad are going to give you there family truck
    what is there to think about ; take the TRUCK and buy a torch set Done.

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  • wireburner
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  • wireburner
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    I`am only 13 and I got my machine about 3 months ago I stared welding when I was 12 (a year ago) I learned on my cuz`s machine

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  • Tex
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  • Tex
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    Texas

    Where are you at Pat? I'm glad to see there's a lot of welders here in Texas....the most manly of the states.

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  • patrick
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    i'm in a bind

    sucide machine ? not sure about that name but what the hey!
    from and old f--t that has been there but is not going out yet/i understand/bought my first welder at 13 yrs and haven't backed up yet/ started my first real business at 14/ have worked for myself ever sense and don't regret a day of it/welding and the love of it paid for me to have a B.S. and an A.I.A. to day ( the draft in that time kept your grades up / just history )i wont even try to judge or sway you just say good luck think about your future and where you want to be in 20 yrs./
    NOW ? this part you can blow away if you want/i bought equip and tools and worked on friends cars learning the trade & letting them pay me/yes they had the neet cars that went away but i had the equip 20 yrs later/still using it/
    a 1961 international harvester 3/4 ton pickup was not a date getter but it looked like new and the girls loved it/long to short!!!/me i would buy the tig trick out the truck and let the 4 wheelers pay the repairs you do for them for your fun and education /you already have a mig and i just bought a dyn200dx
    trying to learn the bells and whistles great buy at 60 yrs. old and still loving it
    pat from texas
    p.s. you are not in a bind you just have to lay back and think of where you want to go/ believe me you have time don't rush it you are smart you will get there

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  • suicide machine
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  • suicide machine
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    you guys rock

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  • KEENAVV
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  • KEENAVV
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    Why not take the truck and a welding/metal shop class. Save your money for something you'll know you'll like.

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  • MAC702
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  • MAC702
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    Originally posted by wldrman View Post
    Did you say a family truck you can HAVE? Is that free? If so, why not the truck and the welder. I don't think you will dislike tig.
    I thought that was the original question. The free truck AND a TIG, or buying a 4x4 instead of getting the free truck.

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  • wldrman
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  • wldrman
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    Did you say a family truck you can HAVE? Is that free? If so, why not the truck and the welder. I don't think you will dislike tig.

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  • Sundown
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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by suicide machine View Post
    hey guys thanks for all the help. its just welding has become an obsession
    Yep, we feel your pain.

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