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    Thanks for the replies. Justin, I think you make a good point in that it's not for business so from that perspective it doesn't need to be solid as a rock and last 20years but of course it must be roadworthy.

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    I've seen a lot worse... oh, wait... I mean I HAVE a lot worse. Ok, I'm a panel beater by trade so cutting, welding, grinding, metal fabrication in general is what I do, but check out what I started with only three weeks ago...


    I'm almost done, but I can start a build log if anyones interested.

    As far as welding goes: it's not that hard once you get used to it. Arc has it's good & bad points & takes time to perfect. As for cheap MIG welders, well, I own one. It's not perfect & I've had a few problems but, in general, it's not that bad, even running gasless it get's the job done. Also, in my opinion, Mig is the easiest type of welding to master.

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    I am in the same boat as you Pooran
    For those out there with heaps of MIG experience what type of MIG welder do u recommend with a budget of around 500-600 dollars
    Omer

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    I'm with Wimmera Jack.

    If it has a compliance plate thats still legible i would try and save that too.

    At least then u have saved part of the trailer.

    I would start making a few things around the house (gates etc..) first before attempting a trailer, especially if you are gunna to fix the old one. Its easier to get good welds on fresh and clean steel.

    U dont a trailer to fall to bits at 100 kays. I dont think your father would want that to happen.

    Just my 2 bobs worth.
    Frisky wife, happy life. ​Then I woke up. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.
    From an early age my father taught me to wear welding gloves . "Its not to protect your hands son, its to put out the fire when u set yourself alight".

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