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Old 08-23-2018, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Welder machine makeover and skid build.

Well itís time to give ole faithful a much needed make over. She runs and welds great but cosmetically seen better days.
On the to-do list is give her a nice buffing and install a new face plate.
Instead of having a dedicated welding rig like my last few trucks Iíve decided to build a skid. Since I run a skid steer too I donít need the extra weight all the time.

Here she is in all her glory.




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Old 08-24-2018, 09:49 AM   #2
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In for the re-fresh.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:57 AM   #3
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ďWeld greatĒ and Lincoln Vantage donít belong in the same sentence...








More like ďWelds AwesomeĒ Iím sure
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:28 AM   #4
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In. Can you show the lifting gizmo ya got on the skid steer?


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Old 08-30-2018, 07:33 AM   #5
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:46 AM   #6
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Awesome! I may steal your idea.


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Old 08-30-2018, 07:53 AM   #7
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Nice go for it, thatís a trailer hitch receiver. Pretty handy to switch the lifting eye with a ball and move some trailers around.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:54 AM   #8
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Made this from welding channel iron back to back. Reason I used channel is because thatís what I had laying around. Itís hung many trusses and is as handy as a pocket on a shirt. It bolts to bucket of my tractor.
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Made this from welding channel iron back to back. Reason I used channel is because thatís what I had laying around. Itís hung many trusses and is as handy as a pocket on a shirt. It bolts to bucket of my tractor.
Nice looks good. theyíre definitely handy.
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Ball park how long is that? How high does it lift for you on your machine? I have one that utilizes forks but this is a way better design.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:49 PM   #11
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Ball park how long is that? How high does it lift for you on your machine? I have one that utilizes forks but this is a way better design.
8í stinger and about 15-16 feet at the very tip.
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8í stinger and about 15-16 feet at the very tip.
thanks boss.
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #13
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Painted the frame and polished up the stainless steel housing.





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That came out great!
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:38 PM   #17
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Lookin good!
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:48 PM   #20
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Awesome job on the paint!!
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:29 PM   #21
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Got the new faceplate and paint done.
Need to give it a good buffing and re wire some of the switches.


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Was the faceplate expensive? Iíve got a Lincoln 305 that I need to do that to. Looks nice.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:56 AM   #24
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Was the faceplate expensive? Iíve got a Lincoln 305 that I need to do that to. Looks nice.
Man not to terribly expensive.
https://lincolncontrolplates.com/lin...control_plates
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:07 AM   #25
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