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Old 08-08-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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Re: Curious Newbie Wonders: Can I Do This?

Thanks Elliot, I'll add that to The List!
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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Re: Curious Newbie Wonders: Can I Do This?

As for welding, it's not too hard to learn to make strong welds. Beautiful welds are another matter.

Seriously though, you can do just about any welding you need with a cheap stick welder for under $100 plus rods. I learned to weld doing a few smaller projects: a recumbent lowracer bicycle and a tadpole tricycle with electric assist. I got the plans for these from Atomic Zombie Extreme Machines at They have a welding basics tutorial there that is quite good. There is also a wonderful forum that rivals this one, but focused on bike building. There are numerous threads on welding.

The knowledge I gained from the Atomic Zombie forum and the skills I learned from bike building gave me the confidence I needed to even contemplate a skoolie conversion.
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