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    Hello everybody!
    I've been welding for a couple decades, and have finally got my own machine.

    Hobart "Pipeliner" model GP-258, willys L-134 engine at 1800 RPM

    It was a good deal on craiglist, running for $500.

    The previous owner had a copy of the manual for it (thank goodness...)
    What I'm wondering is, could anybody tell me the year?
    How does the serial numbers break down?
    And most importantly, would anybody have a copy of the schematic (wiring) diagram for it?

    I intend to use it at my day job (class 8 / heavy equipment mech) and also for side jobs.

    Specs are as follows:
    Generator: 250A, 40V, 60% duty cycle
    Model GP-258
    Serial 5CW-32354
    Specs 1819
    Type 805819

    Previous owner said it runs and welds, but it does need some work (rough, missing a few parts...)
    And indeed it does run and weld.
    Thanks in advance! I hope to document everything here for future reference.
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