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Shakercars's 1972 Trans Am

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Things I do in my garage

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So I have been cleaning up in the garage.  I put the Fiero on the road for the year and threw out a bunch of stuff that I do not need any more or have no intention in using.

One thing I have wanted to do is to make a stand for my bench grinder. 

Cut the top out with the plasma cutter.  This was 3/8 plate and pretty much maxed out my plasma cutter.


Tacked it to the 3x3 plate


Gussets for strength.  Probably not necessary but good practice.


Welded everything up.


Tacked it to an old donated Pontiac rim.


Frequently checked it for level


Finished welding it to the rim.  Gussets for strength as the square tube did not have much contact with the rim.




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A little rattle can paint to help ward off rust on the bare metal and she's a done. Well done buddy!

In case any of you guys are a little ticked off that he used a Rally II rim, don't. I gave him that rim for that purpose. It was a 15" rim that I had sandblasted and powder coated, intending it to be used as a new spare tire rim. It came back from the sandblast/powder coat process so badly and deeply pitted all over that the rim was not worth fixing. So I asked notallthere if he wanted to use it as a stand for a grinder. It got one more thing out of my parts stock pile too.

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Well done! Some improvements as @Frosty mentioned will go a long way!

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We both got what we needed. Space and a grinder stand.

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Turned out great! 


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