Nice to see you're fixing it up vs. replacing it! It sounds like it'll be even better than before. :fing32:
Well you do have some options. If you have a place to do it, you can get set up with a fairly low priced 120v flux core welder that'll do just fine. The big box stores and Harbor Freight offer several of those. If you don't know how to weld you can get some good books on the subject. You can pick it up using scrap in an afternoon. Youtube has good instructional videos too.I need to build one of these... I got ideas, don't have a welder though.