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    thanks- hopefully being at the museum it might be...

    thanks- hopefully being at the museum it might be handy on occasion to move stuff around- and hopefully will still be running far into the future...just seemed it woulda been a shame to have crushed...
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    relocated the headlights, just got to finish seat...

    relocated the headlights, just got to finish seat latches, mount the reverse switch, and a couple other things...almost there
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49659363836_cfea948d5e_b.jpg
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    slowly but surely... got the lighter gas strut in...

    slowly but surely... got the lighter gas strut in for the seat, opens one handed now(still gotta do latch), new gages wired in, oil filter remounted(need longer hoses),about 2/3 of the wiring done-...
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    got only one new front tire pressed on so far,...

    got only one new front tire pressed on so far, went back to working on the side panels... its still a ugly duckling of a machine, will never be a 1969 mustang- but its looking better than the first...
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    progressing along... 50's ford F100 brake...

    progressing along...

    50's ford F100 brake shoe linings were riveted on to the old shoes(no wear, but debonded- and unavailable- this truck has 11" brakes instead of 8 3/4 for some odd reason......
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    could moglice the baseplate, stick the base on a...

    could moglice the baseplate, stick the base on a grinder and grind the moglice to req'd thickness? wont corrode, should last forever if handled carefully
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    the clark ive got at home now was used since new...

    the clark ive got at home now was used since new at the shop i work for till they decided to scrap it- anyways, about 15 years ago, I was using it with a boom to pull a large lathe spindle- probably...
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    got all the rest of the tin cleaned and green'd...

    got all the rest of the tin cleaned and green'd :) the forks were really rusty, as theyd sat sunk in the dirt for years, but cleaned up well... plasma cut the bent/chipped tips off about 1", theyre...
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    I got round ones from the Eisenhower Museum-...

    I got round ones from the Eisenhower Museum-
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49470752797_8736a224e5_k.jpg

    got the new tank mounts on it yesterday and the busted/cracked seat pan reinforced-...
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    well, its mostly OD Green finally... hopefully...

    well, its mostly OD Green finally...

    hopefully will get the mast cleaned/painted/reinstalled, then pull the front wheels to redo the brakes and press the new front tires on. new tank mounts are...
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    covering up some of the ugly... got the exterior...

    covering up some of the ugly... got the exterior all stripped, treated, epoxy primed, first filler over the dings and dents... hoping to have it leveled out and in O.D.Green possibly tomorrow... the...
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    slowly but surely... got the front chassis...

    slowly but surely...

    got the front chassis reinforcement welded in, 90% of the paint stripped off and treated with ospho. should be skim filled and primered soon. was really surprised, with the...
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    was gonna say the same thing- I saw them haul a...

    was gonna say the same thing- I saw them haul a new panel box in from the other plant one day, strapped over the top- as the guy turned in it rocked/slid under the strap destroyed a new control and...
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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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