Thread: Playing with a torch...
11-11-2009, 03:11 PM #1
Playing with a torch...
There's a medical supply in our business park, and I guess they dropped an oxygen bottle cart. The steel deck had a broken weld, and they pushed it into our scrap metal pile a couple of weeks ago. I took it home and decided to make a utility cart for the garage out of it. It's a pretty heavy duty cart!
The green metal is the original piece, and the clean steel is what I added to make a top deck. I used a torch and coat hangars to put it together.
11-11-2009, 03:27 PM #2
I also made some eyelets to lift the engines while I had the torch in the garage. I cut the ground strap on a couple of old plugs, and heated them with the torch. I then used a punch to push the electrode out of them. I broke the ceramic out of the way with a hammer and chisel. I ground the end of the eyelets to fit into the shell of the plugs to ready them for welding.
11-11-2009, 03:39 PM #3
I used to use my trusty Triton engine hoist to set the engines down on a 2 drawer file cabinet. Now I can use the hoist to set them on my new cart. Now I just need to get some chain to connect between the 2 eyelets.
11-11-2009, 04:13 PM #4
Nice cart, with it bolted down like that you could run it on the cart to make sure everything is 'close' before you drop it in the hull and head for the h2o!
11-11-2009, 04:22 PM #5
Put a prop on it and drive around the neighborhood.
11-11-2009, 04:26 PM #6
11-11-2009, 05:54 PM #7
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Cedar Rapids,Iowa
I love gas welding with coat hangers,Use to never use clamps on exhaust systems,just break out the coat hanges. Nice cart there Skippy
11-11-2009, 05:58 PM #8
I can here star now making airboat sounds in the garage.
11-11-2009, 06:53 PM #9
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