Is almost everyone here capable of doing machining work or are you having fabricators make your parts for you?
That's quite a mental image.I've learned the hard way not to weld and grind in just my boxer shorts, but still my two favorite tools.
As far as parts go, just my battery boxes.
Later I'll be fiberglassing for the 1st time as well.
I've seen lots of guys use Arc welders too..tons of them cheap eveywhere...I used to watch my grandpa arcweld and he said this is the welder they built battleships with....probably still do.You know, if I wasn't halfway through the project I would seriously consider getting my own welder.
I think for the next conversion I'll weld all my own battery racks and mounts. Problem down here in NZ is that if the important bits are not done by a qualified welder then they have to be inspected and tested. I'm not sure how they test it. Maybe they yell at it for a while and see if it breaks down? Hehehe
For the next project I think I'll buy one for sure. Just a cheap Arc welder me thinks.