Haven't built the onboard welder yet: it's still on my "to do" list.
A couple of www sites to visit:
Onboard welder "option two": If you have a GM alternator ("option one" is if
you can only get a Fxxx alternator--bummer.):
Onboard welder using a GM Delco 140 Amp alternator out of a 1994 Chevy
Hope these help.
1951 Chevy 3100
In a message dated 7/23/04 8:34:39 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Subj:RE: [oletrucks] make an alternator into a welder?
> Date:7/23/04 8:34:39 AM Central Daylight Time
> From: Tim.Schorn@fortworthgov.org (Schorn, Tim)
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> Hi Guys!
> Has anyone heard of doing this, or better yet done it themselves? Maybe
> you have a sketch or diagram of how I might do it. I'm thinking of using some
> of that immense space under my hood to mount a bracket with a second
> alternator that is run off the engine but not wired back in to the truck. How
> convert this alternator into a "portable" welder?
> Thanks for any help you can offer!
> Tim in Ft Worth
> '50 Chev 1/2t Dlx
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