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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. May 28, 2019 at 5:38 AM
    UntamedTaco

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    I think he needs a swingout. :anonymous:
     
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  2. May 28, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    @Justanotherhemi

    Wife found this one we are going to drive tonight.

    https://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/5611388?ad_cid=17

    Thoughts???

    Any input from the Lair would be appreciated...I have never owned a Ford...
     
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  3. May 28, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Looks like a well cared for vehicle. From the limited amount of info you can get from a KSL ad, I'd at least go take a look.
     
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  4. May 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    OK Lair, need some truth bombs dropped:

    So I am getting the itch to learn how to weld, and happen to also be in the middle of buying a home.

    It sounds like a ~50A breaker is needed and a 220 plug is advised. Is this something that is pretty easy for an electrician to do or do I still need to do some homework? Or is the stock wiring sufficient enough?

    Just looking for an easy MIG machine to do some simple projects. Not looking to build a hammer truck or anything...yet :D
     
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  5. May 28, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    You can buy mig/flux machines that run off of 110. The welder I have can run off of a 20 amp circuit without any issues.
     
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  6. May 28, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    Pretty sure @EatSleepTacos is just using a regular 20 AMP wall outlet to do all his welding, but I might be wrong.

    If you need a larger service run to a garage, it is something a competent electrician should be able to take care of relatively easily. I ran 220 service to my garage myself.
     
  7. May 28, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    I knew it was relatively easy, but didn't feel like burning my house down the week I took ownership.

    I heard he was welding inside on cardboard at one point too, so...
     
  8. May 28, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    It must be going around. I have my eye on the Eastwood Mig 135. Nice looking machine with good reviews. Was on sale yesterday for $299 and I have seen a -$10 coupon floating around the interwebs.

    Randall has a Harbor Freight pro line Mig. It has really good reviews and Randy does some really clean work with it.
     
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  9. May 28, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    Looking at the Vulcan MigMax 215 at HF. Found a few used Millers locally, but just kinda forming a plan for now. Gotta take care of basic house stuff first.
     
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  10. May 28, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    Daniel I have a 3.5 EcoBoost on my Expedition EL & it scoots! The truck looks really clean and the miles seem to be on point with model year. It seems to be at the high end on the Ford trim line as well. I liked the T4R for value retainment 10 years down the line. Unfortunately, even though I am a Ford man, Ford does not posses that luxury like Toyota. The truck will have plenty of power and will ride like a dream, but it is outside of warranty and the twin turbos have been known to fail. Each turbo runs around 1k btw. The looks is super sleek & a head turner for sure. Them 20s make it look sexy and sporty.

    At that price range you are looking at 2011-2013ish T4R territory. It would be personal preference from this point on.

    This hurts to say, again being a Ford guy, but I would hold off for a clean Toyota 4 Runner. Even if you find something out of state, it may be worth the drive.

    Look at Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas. Hot weather, no salt on the roads, & little to know snow.
    3E126F8F-913E-44E0-A9EC-9D5312A70CC9.jpg

    Said Expedition EL aka The Paw Patroller
     
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  11. May 28, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Stay away from the Lincoln Easy Mig. The name and $400 price point may seem enticing but the reviews online are atrocious.
     
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    @Gunshot-6A i have the titanium welder from HF. It’s a step below the Vulcan line but I love it and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others. It’s an inverter welder, vs a lot of others are transformer welders. The inverter is lighter and burns “cleaner” for lack of a better term. Downside is it can be expensive to fix/replace if it ever breaks which is why I bought a 2 year extended warranty on mine.

    I have the lowest level to run off 120 but they have 240 ones as well.
     
  13. May 28, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Randy has the Titanium 135 Mig. $399 at HF and only requires 120 not a 240

    At the price point it seems to be very compatible with Hobart that is $300 more expensive
     
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  14. May 28, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    You are sneaky Randy.
     
  15. May 28, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Look at them dimes @Gunshot-6A

    1/4” in one pass. The little titanium does work. Even @PyritePirateBill was impressed with it after seeing it in person and he’s a body shop guy who’s around welders all day.

    EDB9F9B7-8E9D-438B-A21C-1454891F5D61.jpg
     
  16. May 28, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    I have read about the Turbo issues. I looked online yesterday and they run about $500 a side should they fail and I could probably handle the replacement myself, so that aspect doesn't really concern me so much, as just finding something in good shape, with more life to live! LOL

    Our budget of staying under 20K has made that mission extremely difficult. They are either old and beat, or newer with insanely high mileage.

    You should do this to the Paw Patroller!
    https://youtu.be/OPbIigh9y20
     
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    So the titanium 140 is 399 at HF, and there is a Hobart for sale with cart locally for 500. Got some thinking to do.

    I'm so ready to move in to this house and get to making progress on stuff instead of just thinking about it. Signing next Thursday the 6th, but move in isn't until the 16th or so. :frusty:
     
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    Which part of town?
     
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    Purdy!
     
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