Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Helped a buddy learn a liitle MIG!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • holsters
    replied
    Goodhand,

    Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about front front brake rotors. We use F350 and E350 ambulances, the cast iron rotors are monsters. They weigh about twice what the wheel weighs. I'll try to make the time to snap a few photos, but the method is quite simple.

    Set the rotor on a couple of short 2X4s, set the wheel on it (just like you were going to bolt the wheel on the truck), torch off the studs flush with the wheel and "rosette" weld the wheel to the studs.

    There is an inner "rim" that fits flush with the in the inner hole of the wheel, but this rim is cast iron. I don't recommend trying to weld the wheel to this rim.

    After welding, the rotor sits about an inch off of the floor, under the wheel and doesn't interfere with the foot print of the wheel. It makes a very heavy and stable base. I have to use a small moving dolly to move them around the shop.

    Leave a comment:


  • Goodhand
    replied
    Originally posted by holsters View Post
    Just a quick tip.
    When I use old wheels for tool stands I weld an old rotor in them. Working for a large ambulance company I have easy access to damaged ambulance wheels and worn out rotors. Just set the rotor on a 2X4, set the wheel on it, slice the studs off flush with the wheel and weld the wheel to the stud stubs, kind of like a rosette. This more than doubles the weight and stability of the base.
    Have no idea what rotor you're referring to. Could you post a photo, pertaining to your method of modifying? Thanks.

    Leave a comment:


  • holsters
    replied
    Just a quick tip.
    When I use old wheels for tool stands I weld an old rotor in them. Working for a large ambulance company I have easy access to damaged ambulance wheels and worn out rotors. Just set the rotor on a 2X4, set the wheel on it, slice the studs off flush with the wheel and weld the wheel to the stud stubs, kind of like a rosette. This more than doubles the weight and stability of the base.

    Leave a comment:


  • Jim-TX
    replied
    Good job on the first projects. I've twisted flat by just clamping it in a vise and using a large Crescent wrench. It's pretty easy and adds a lot to the looks of an ornamental project.

    Leave a comment:


  • MIG-ateur
    replied
    Just marked off a 4" section, tightened the piece in a vice at one mark, and heated and twisted the free section until the twist reached the other mark. Seemed simple at the time but is kind of hard to explain. It worked out well though, don't you think?

    Leave a comment:


  • fun4now
    replied
    nice work.
    do you have a twister or did you just do it in a vice with heat ??

    Leave a comment:


  • MIG-ateur
    replied
    New MIG Cart Project and Beer Bucket Stand

    I mentioned the cart I built for my new "Red" MIG unit, but I never showed you guys any pictures. Since I got the inspiration from you guys on this board, I thought I should share.

    And I added a couple of pics of the beer bucket stand I entered in the Miller Challenge, showing how it collapses.
    Attached Files

    Leave a comment:


  • SundownIII
    replied
    MIG-ateur and Amangii,

    Watch out. Hear there's a Hurricane blowing into town second week of the season. Might surprize some of you out in the "flatlands".

    Proud ACC crossdresser.
    BS VA TECH 1967 MS UM (The U) 1975

    Leave a comment:


  • fun4now
    replied
    many of which will be lawn and garden ground-engaging attachments for my new Husqvarna 26HP garden tractor.
    be shore to share those with us, i could use some idea's in that department.

    Leave a comment:


  • MIG-ateur
    replied
    Welder Challenge Projects

    Well, I entered the bucket stand and my new MIG cart in the Miller Weekend Welder Challenge. I had a lot of fun making both items, and that's what it's all about for me anyway! That and practical usefulness.
    I didn't win anything, but the bucket stand is now included in the Miller Idea Photo Gallery (mistakenly labeled Plant Stand). So that's cool!
    I borrowed a lot of ideas for the MIG cart from this board. Thanks to all you guys for that!
    Looking forward to my next projects, many of which will be lawn and garden ground-engaging attachments for my new Husqvarna 26HP garden tractor.
    Joe

    Leave a comment:


  • Geronimo
    replied
    An hour well spent!!!

    Leave a comment:


  • fun4now
    replied
    MIG-ateur
    congrats on the new toy
    but !! sorry to break it to ya but you cant enter anything made with a red welder, its a Miller chalenge.

    Leave a comment:


  • MIG-ateur
    replied
    Bought a new Welder

    Well, my buddy got me so hooked, I had to have my own unit, so a couple of weeks ago I bought myself a new red (Lincoln) Power MIG 140C. I LOVE IT! Best toy I ever bought! I know, this is a Miller board, but you gotta love red too!
    And I am getting ready to build a project to enter in the Weekend Welder Challenge. AI am trying to win the Plasma Cutter.
    Wish me luck, as I do all of you blue guys!.
    Thanks, Amangii, for introducing me to a great new hobby!
    Joe

    Leave a comment:


  • fun4now
    replied
    looking good

    so when dose the new MM210 arive??
    welding is just about too much fun to be leagle.

    Leave a comment:


  • Richard
    replied
    Welcome, Joe

    you did good on those prodgects. they look good
    and glad to see that you are having fun welding.
    their are a lot of great guys here . hang out and have some fun
    ask qestions and learn

    welcome
    . . Sincerely,
    ...........Richard

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X