Re: Frame Building questions
Ok Tgaydos, I'll chime in.
My grandaddy worked in the car depot of BNSF for twenty years, welding boxcars for the Atkinson Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, back before the big merger. I've been welding for as long as I've been painting which is just about since I could walk. I'm not certified, although I have no doubt in my skill. I would still, and in fact plan on, contacting a professional welder. If for no other reason than, you'll have someone to blame besides yourself.
Its your life, do what you want, literally. I say take a class or three, get certified, buy a welder (I like Miller, my Thunderbolt AC/DC was recently stolen and it was a fine machine) practice and learn. Better yourself,strive for more, knowledge is power, friend. Nothing wrong with learning something new, or old for that matter.