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    Strip down well underway




    Only rough bit on the chassis, repairable, but thereís some bump damage on the left hand side so may just replace the cross member. I know where one is hiding in a garage not far from here



    Old axle, have a replacement in perfect condition to swap out. Still think the back end of this landy sat in water.



    Snug!!!


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    New(ish) axle ready for strip down and new parts finally arrived today from Ďaddocks so plenty to keep me busy in the evenings.

    Strip down is progressing slowly, plan is to at least clean, sand blast and prime or refurbish every thing as it comes off so the pile of parts on the shelves look shiny and encouraging rather than rusty and a sign of work to do.

    So far the plan has gone as far as the seat box and all of the various runners and fixings. All stripped, awaiting final sand and prime.

    Other success today that may be of interest to others on here. Iíve been searching around for welding gases, trying to find the best deal. Iíd opened a cash account at BOC in order to check prices..... and then walked away.

    Had a call from the sales team today with an offer. A D cylinder of argon or any of the mig gases for $108 per year, no deposit and a free refill, plus a trade (Iím not trade) account giving 25% off consumables

    About the deal Iíve seen in a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadas View Post

    Had a call from the sales team today with an offer. A D cylinder of argon or any of the mig gases for $108 per year, no deposit and a free refill, plus a trade (Iím not trade) account giving 25% off consumables

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    BOC are trying to compete with the 'buy your own bottle' competitors.

    As you stated $108 inc GST for shield gasses and acetylene.
    Oxygen $79 inc GST

    One year rental D size bottles and one free refill (so two fills the first year). I guess if you continue the rental you only get one refill each year after (so cancel and start again a few weeks later....?).
    25% off consumables is handy !

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    I bought my argoshield bottle from total tools and have refilled it once in 5 years. The rental alone was costing me $179 per year for an e bottle from boc and i hardly used it. No brainer for me. Refill is/ was $79. Cost was $300+ for the bottle from memory. Sitll saving money.
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    I think rental make sense if you use around 2 fills per year or more, but below that, just burns a hole in your wallet slowly IMO. I have an E size, Argon and E size Mig mix, so would cost me close to $400 a year to rent - each bottle was around $400 I think, so based on 1 fill or less per year, I'll be ahead in a couple of years. I'll be getting Oxygen and Acetylene too soon, so all of that would cost me a fortune to rent for the amount I use them.


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    For me the argon makes sense in the rental as I have only a small amount of aluminium to weld so having a bottle over a year for $100 is ideal.

    Beyond that I suspect my welding will be steel on a fairly infrequent basis so for that I'll probably end up buying an E.

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