If you havenít, you MUST take a welding classóitís way easier than I thought
I took a 2 hour MIG beginners welding class at a local hacker lab and made a few practice welds there. It is nowhere near as difficult as I thought. A buddy and I went in on a welder for ourselves at Home Depot (a Lincoln Electric 140), got the right tank of gas and gear, and itís made life so much easier.
First up, my drivers seat in my shorty was awful so I bought a new one from shop4seats.com who said it would fit on my seat mount. Well, it didnít, and instead of buying a new $200 mount, I just welded some angle iron in and now it works. Boom. My ~$600 investment in welding has already saved me $200, and Iím just starting.
Next will be the brackets to hold the water tank, and after that the passenger seats. I strongly suggest everyone who can afford it to take a welding class, itís much easier than you think and youíll thank yourself later.