At an auction, I bought this damaged Miller Bobcat 250 welder that had a mounting provision for a propane tank on the rear.
As you can see, the welder was clearly dropped and looks bad.
However, even though it looks ugly, like a man after a barroom brawl, with a black eye and a split lip, it does not seem to be internally damaged. The engine, specifically, looks fine, as does the electronics in front. The front is chewed up somewhat, but all the switches and relays seem to be OK, miraculously.
I paid $100 for it and I want to fix it. I hope that it will be easy, though I may get surprises.
I wanted to ask if anyone had similar projects and, if so, what caveats and hidden problems did you discover? How to double check engine prior to trying to start? Is jumping a battery OK or I should rather just swap in a known charged battery?