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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:35 pm
I am starting my first frame off restoration on a 69 GTO that needs the floor and trunk pans replaced. I always have my local body guy do all my work and paint but i feel like this is something i can do my self. What is the best wire welder for a week end warrior like my self. I was raised on a farm in central kansas so i have plenty of welding experience. One of my biggest questions is that i currently do not have 220v available but i can change that if i need to. thank you to any one who can help

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:38 pm
I have the Hobart Handler 140, set up with gas -- I really like this welder. Haven't found anything yet where I wished I had one of the larger 220v versions.



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The Hobart 140 is a awesome little welder.I have 2



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:17 pm
chris wrote:I have the Hobart Handler 140, set up with gas -- I really like this welder. Haven't found anything yet where I wished I had one of the larger 220v versions.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:37 pm
I have a Lincoln 140 and it has done everything i've needed on my 69 Mustang restoration...shouldn't need 220 for what your doing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:59 pm
I just bought the Northern Tool Mig 135. It comes with everything to set it up with gas so that is how I set it up. It welds awesome and cleanly, especially for a 110 volt welder. I am very pleased with it. Here is the link if you are interested.... http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200332691

They also carry a "reconditioned" version that is about $100 less. Just thought I'd give you the info because it seems to match what you are looking for. Only bad side of the whole thing is that it is made in China but what's not nowadays.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:54 pm
I use the Lincoln 140 and have had good success with it. I use 75/25 gas and the 25 wire for the floor pans.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:14 pm
Lincoln, Hobart, Miller....Take your pick but get a gas model. 120V is fine for floors and body panels.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:49 pm
Good advice guys!

You dont need a 220V welder for body work. Most of the time you cant turn it down low enough any way.......
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