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Old 10-26-2009, 11:33 PM   #15
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. . . For the harder tasks, we've hired friends with better skills. We also had some fiberglass work done at a local body shop. It's good to know your limitations! . . .
That's a very good point. Being realistic and knowing your limitations are two very important skills. Case in point: I am learning how to weld and needed some work done on the mounting brackets for our trailer axle. Instead of doing the work myself I took the work to our local trailer shop: I'd rather know someone with experience welded the axle and lift brackets on correctly than possibly do it wrong and damage the axle or have it come loose while I'm towing.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:13 PM   #16
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That's a very good point. Being realistic and knowing your limitations are two very important skills. Case in point: I am learning how to weld and needed some work done on the mounting brackets for our trailer axle. Instead of doing the work myself I took the work to our local trailer shop: I'd rather know someone with experience welded the axle and lift brackets on correctly than possibly do it wrong and damage the axle or have it come loose while I'm towing.
I'm shocked . . . . . . . There's something Peter [b]can't do!
I'm sure when you're up to speed your welding will be as well done as all the rest of your mods.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #17
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I remember when I towed the shell to my ranchero home 2and1/2 years ago and the looks and remarks I got then. It was hard for anyone to see the finished project, they struggled to say anything constructive or encouraging. They no longer do,and alot try to buy it.
so to you i'd say......you hafta want it...the rest will fall in place

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:04 AM   #18
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I'm not sure skill is as much a factor as tenacity, the ability to see things through. Most of the stuff is doable with common sense and the willingness to learn through research and reading. Just about anything you wish to tackle has been done by at least one other person on these forums. I find if I do some things like pulling and replacing windows (sealing) for instance, it not only empowers me to try something else, but it keeps money in my pocket that I may use for things I CAN'T do... like welding.

hey donna my daughter meg has been terrified of fire her whole life i wanted her to have rough it skills so at age 14?15? on 1 of our woods walks[turtles, huge carp, deer,FLOWERS,wild things to eat,[no way to yum in 8 seconds]
i decided to teach her how to make,use fire.2 hours of holding a bic lighter and being angry at herself later she did it on the first try my patientice was rewarded.hot food, warm toes,she was so proud.and so was i!!!
the other day my little girl [well always little to dad ya know.]she was proud to bring home her first perfect weld her ag class started her on stick then mig with gas.so my timid little girl now owns and commands a 1 ton horse AND throws fire and melts steel.. soooooo,harbor freight flux core mig 100.00 auto darkening helmet [the only way to go welding light makes the glass go dark]50.00 heavy long gloves 20.00[you can get good ones cheaper but not with a pretty gold horsey] now this rig will not final weld everthing but none will.but it will do very heavy welding on multiple passes.i have used it on horse wagon many times.
now i dont know about you but i cant walk out of a welding shop for 100 bucks.
after i got this rig we had one job that was way to heavy for anything but a big lincoln stick welder.
so we got the job prepped clean and tacked together with our mig took it to the welding shop they did all the final welding.and charged me 50.00 talk about savings.that 1 job paid for all our equipment fun?pride?the look in the shop owners eyes? priceless!!! a welder is a pencil.a right angle grinder is just an eraser.and when the bead looks pretty you did it right.
the worst you can do is learn to tell when someone else did the job right so go have fun.
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that's for sure! great people here are always willing to help. I know you'll surprise yourself with what you can do.
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