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67stangcpe 12-02-2008 10:31 PM

Design challenge
 
Any up for a challenge? I've never liked my cheap harbor frieght welding cart i bought with my welder. The cheap metal is bending and it doesnt roll very good in my driveway. So here is the challenge, design a welding cart out of a radio flyer wagon. 1 rule has to fit under my work bench so it cant be over 35" high.

heres my $20 wagon
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_i...0110_large.jpg
here is a mock up
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_i...0111_large.jpg
after some cleaning and removing the rotten sides, cutting hole in floor to keep the bottle under 35"
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_i...0112_large.jpg

My thoughts welding a lower shelf to support the bottle, and carry misc, raising the welder up to railing hieght, some hooks for the cords, i kept a side support to use as a template to make new wood sides if i need.


So what are your ideas?

I'd also post this in the main forum to get more ideas but i type to slow.


Then these will be my next projects.
1st one use a old power wheel and combine it with a radio flyer, for a electric wagon. w/o the wood in the pic id use metal.
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_i...0113_large.jpg

2nd a full on go kart radio flyer, i already bought some used go kart wheels and slicks and hubs.
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_i...0115_large.jpg

geofferito 12-04-2008 01:59 AM

you could make one with 4 cylinders:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...s/DSCN5969.jpg

Stroked66 12-04-2008 03:26 PM

Design challenge
 
I'd add a tower/frame to raise the welder to max allowable height with hooks on the sides to hold cables/hoses and maybe add a shelf to hold misc tools goggles welding helmet etc.

I'd also put the wood railings back on stepped the way you it's shown in your mock up :Thumbup:

67stangcpe 12-05-2008 12:53 PM

Re: Design challenge
 
Why do welders sit at a angle?

Stroked66 12-15-2008 06:30 PM

Re: Design challenge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by my65stang
Why do welders sit at a angle?

Doubt it has anything to do with function/performance. Probably just makes it easier to read settings


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