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On-Board Welder Page...

After I got done my on-board air system, I decided to build an on-board welder. Welding is one of those things that is so useful, once you have a welder you wonder how you ever got along without one.

While I was growing up, my dad always had a welder or two kicking around, and I've known how to weld since I was about thirteen. Since aquiring my Jeep, I've had a whole list of projects that I'd like to get done, many of which involve welding. These include buiding a steel lock-box for the back, a new tire/jerry-can carrier, a full cage, some water tank holders, and so on.

Also, it doesn't hurt to have a welder with you when you're 100 miles back in the woods and you break something vital, like an engine mount or crack your frame or something. It's all a part of trying to be self-sufficient.

So, here it is, my still not completed, but working budget on-board welder. Oh yeah, this one cost me under $100, including all of the welding accessories (helmet, gloves, rods, chipping hammer, etc.)

What do you need to build an on-board welder?

Wait, that's it? Yep, it's pretty straight-forward. And here's how it all goes together.

So, what's left to do?

As usual, comments/questions/whatever can be sent to Jon@huv.com

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