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#1 Russ OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Trying to fig out how I can build me a forklift for the back of my 195 Ford tractor,, Just had some ol metal laying around an just trying to put something together,,lol, The pic below is just something I riged up but its not done cause I got to get me some stronger metal an won't be useing what I have now, But I took a 3ft ol leaf spring an cut it in half an thats what my forks will be made out of,, If anybody knows of a pattern for a fork lift fram an will share then I sure would like to see it,, This is the 1st time I have ever own anything with the hydo on it an I just trying to fig it all out,,,

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Posted April 19, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Can't help you on your forklift but really like the idea of using leaf springs for the forks ! I made a set of bolt on forks for my PK fel about 2'long and maybe 3/4"steel but they bent pretty easy , I'll keep my eye open for some old truck springs , thanks , Al
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Posted April 19, 2012 - 08:58 PM

Yea the leaf springs would work great,, Good an strong,,

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Posted April 19, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Good Idea on the leaf springs, I have some off a mobile home that would work great for a GT.
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 06:03 AM

Neat idea, Russ! Now you've got me thinking again! Need something for the GTV 3-point. Hmmmmmmm!
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Glad ya'll like the idea,,,, I don't have a 3 point hitch for my 195, So I just trying diff things to make one an I also going to build a short of like a motor pulley on the back so I can lift boat motors off of boats when I need too,, I going to try an make the forks for the forklift about 3ft long if I can find em,, Still can't fig out how to rig up my PTO in back yet but I keep looking at it everyday,,lol,,
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Also when I get done with the forks they will be removeable easy but still be strong,,
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 10:44 PM

Just messing with the forks a lil an cam up with a better idea for me,, Here is pic of so far,, Wanting to get em ready to weild for when I start the other weilding on the motor puller,,,

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 04:23 AM

Those should work well, Russ. Get to welding!
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Interesting fabricated pieces, so is this for a 3 point hitch?
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yea wvbuzzmaster I guess ,,lol,, I just makeing my own an don't have a 3 point hitch for my Ford 195,, I just makeing it with what metal I have laying around,, I can't weild nothing together till Sunday so I can't hook em up till then,, Also this is the very 1st Tractor like this that I have ever owned,, I am still learning about all the hydo lift an all,, But its comming along pretty good I hope an when I get these forks done an the motor puller done then I will take some vids an show how thing work out an put em on the postes,, An the forks an motor puller will be working with the lift on the back,, Then I will be taken things apart on my Ford 195 an sand down everything an repaint it all,, I am very proud of my 195 an going to put it in top shape as I can,, I can fig out alot of stuff I can build but have to wait till I am able to get the metal to do it with,,

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 02:14 PM

I was trying to put a vid on here but it says I am not permitted to upload this kind or file, Can anybody help me with this,,, The vid is of my forks working before I start to weild em up,, But here is a couple of pic but was wanting to put the vid on,,

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 02:40 PM

I was trying to put a vid on here but it says I am not permitted to upload this kind or file, Can anybody help me with this,,, The vid is of my forks working before I start to weild em up,, But here is a couple of pic but was wanting to put the vid on,,

Hey Russ I had the video issue last week, then loaded it to photobucket, pretty painless...interesting project you've got there..

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Looks good, Russ! Photobucket is probably the way to go!
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Posted April 28, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Russ, that looks like a good setup, very slick design.
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