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    know this thread is a decade old, but just...

    know this thread is a decade old, but just stumbled upon it... this post was too funny to me as the day I got mine (freebie the boss gave me- from the machine scrap area at work)finished up, I too...
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    probably shelving the towmotor mostly till after...

    probably shelving the towmotor mostly till after the holidays- last two evenings, stayed late, got it all back in functional order, but still ugly... times limited in the next few weeks, preferred...
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    went to pull-a-part last week, struck out- like 3...

    went to pull-a-part last week, struck out- like 3 vee belted vehicles in the whole place...didnt feel like pulling/ordering a pulley just to be able to measure, so ordered one off ebay- 84 ranger v6...
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    tried making some room for a automotive power...

    tried making some room for a automotive power steering pump- flipped the generator mounts, gained 3" underneath... 8" from generator to hydraulic line *should* give enough room for a pump. going to...
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    nice idea- our machines are bigger, but could see...

    nice idea- our machines are bigger, but could see advantages of similar setup...

    thoughts- yours are obviously up to the task as its already proven- but- plating around the fork hole/leveling...
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    yes, have one- the whole column- off a yale I...

    yes, have one- the whole column- off a yale I thought about putting on it... but the way the column is made with the two shift levers, etc. would require mounting near floor to everything to fit and...
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    got the box out- way bad...lower bearing had fell...

    got the box out- way bad...lower bearing had fell apart, rollers sideways, rust pitted sector 1/16" deep...no fixing this one. looking at car boxes, problem is rotation.
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    at the bottom of the 'quick reply' box is 'go...

    at the bottom of the 'quick reply' box is 'go advanced'...when that opens, scroll down to 'manage attachments' and you can upload
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    after a couple weeks away, put the counterweight...

    after a couple weeks away, put the counterweight back on saturday...huge difference- steering sucks. maybe half what it was before kingpins/tires, but still - nope. going to have to do hydraulic...
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    I hate the yales- weve got a bunch of new leases...

    I hate the yales- weve got a bunch of new leases at work, no thanks. the stupid inching clutch brake is a PITA for areas with ramps, or doing delicate work- guys that are 'good' on them never ever...
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    well, dummy me shoulda checked both ends of the...

    well, dummy me shoulda checked both ends of the tie rods...outers are 13/16-18 right and left- nobody makes even a tap...so tried pressing them carefully back straight- assembled the axle last night...
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    they move a lot of fragile stuff at work in carts...

    they move a lot of fragile stuff at work in carts filled with vertical pvc tubes, works pretty well keeping stuff separated and protected
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    pressure washed/disassembled the steer axle last...

    pressure washed/disassembled the steer axle last night, both tie rod sleeves were bent, and the center link was riding hard on the axle...hoping that was a lot of it- also, pressed the tires off,...
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    thanks for the tip- figure they shared off the...

    thanks for the tip- figure they shared off the shelf parts for the most part- decided to tear into it after work today- they'd welded the fork pin in, had to grind that out to remove the forks(so...
  15. I took my bridgeport apart to move it home back...

    I took my bridgeport apart to move it home back in 1995...used my engine hoist to pull the ram crosslide and knee(took head down by hand in pcs, that way i knew i could put back up same way- low...
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    jancollc- silly question, how hard is yours to...

    jancollc- silly question, how hard is yours to steer? ridiculous, or just a bit tiring when not moving like a old manual steer car?

    I pulled the counterweight to get a better look, and near as I...
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    first lathe I ever ran was a monarch EE...sweet...

    first lathe I ever ran was a monarch EE...sweet little lathes. the flex shaft for the variable speed was always a issue,other than that, it was a awesome little lathe
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    I JUST got thru searching for chain- converting...

    I JUST got thru searching for chain- converting counterweights on some big vertical lathes we are rebuilding from rollerchain to something heavier, BL646 (6x4 pattern leaf chain, yours looks like...
  19. know this is a old thread, I was in the same boat...

    know this is a old thread, I was in the same boat a while back...machines/heavy stuff that has gotten too heavy for this old back...came across a couple scrap forklifts at work, they said were free...
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    thanks for the link! appreciate any pics, glad to...

    thanks for the link! appreciate any pics, glad to know of someone familiar with same model :) from sound of it, unless a easy fix, kinda sounds like hydro conversion may be only direction. theres no...
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    that looks familiar :) 258220 mine was built...

    that looks familiar :) 258220
    mine was built 1993, GPX-30E, got it for free, saved from going to the scrap dealer...had sat outside 2 years, needed a lot of stuff, mostly due to just shoddy...
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    I went backwards- unbuilt a scrapped gantry into...

    I went backwards- unbuilt a scrapped gantry into a rotisserie :) also, you mentioned pulling the body off your truck- if there are industrial salvage yards around you, a pair of scissor lifts might...
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    thanks for the info- sounds like what it likely...

    thanks for the info- sounds like what it likely was... did pull the sideshifter and cage off the scrapped Mits, closer look at its steering, it's box was pretty shot...
    the scrapped yale control...
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    looking thru pics, never seen any others with...

    looking thru pics, never seen any others with them- suspect they were added to keep from hitting front tires- they stick out flush to the bumpers...didnt know any came without power- good to know,...
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    thanks - I found a Yale and Mitsubishi out there...

    thanks - I found a Yale and Mitsubishi out there with steering pretty intact- the Mits looks about same size/shape column with power box...the yale is just a control valve(had the double end cylinder...
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