In case you’re a doubter, here’s another reason you should own a MIG welder: TM reader and photo pool member James posted this photo of this bumper basket he put together for his TJ. It’s made of 2″ square tubing, plus a few other steel types and (of course) some expanded metal. Note the spare tire mount.
Add a little paint to James’ creation, and everyone at the next Jeep meet’ll be asking: “Where’d you get that?” followed by, “Can I buy one?” Answer: Buy a welder instead! Awesome.
Toolmonger’s Photo Pool [Flickr]
PS: God, I love expanded metal. Sure, everything you make with it looks like a deer stand. But I love it anyway.