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Posted March 30, 2014 - 05:16 AM

I'll get a hole burned.  I'm figuring 5/8 or 3/4, any preferences?
 
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Just a reminder, holes in the end of fork tines are illegal. OSHA will shut you down faster than you can say 'nose stuck where it don't belong'.
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Posted March 30, 2014 - 05:28 AM

Seein's as how this is for PERSONAL use, **** OHSA, **** the horse they rode in on, and *** their little dog too! :D :D :D


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 05:41 AM

Seein's as how this is for PERSONAL use, **** OHSA, **** the horse they rode in on, and *** their little dog too! :D :D :D


Hee-hee! Good to see we're paying attention this morning. It really stunk when OSHA clamped down on that one, holes at the end of forks are very useful.

Just to be clear, I realize the Bolens is for personal use and OSHA has no say whatsoever in it's use.
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Posted March 30, 2014 - 06:00 AM

Looks like it's coming along well, Ben!


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Just a reminder, holes in the end of fork tines are illegal. OSHA will shut you down faster than you can say 'nose stuck where it don't belong'.

 

Everything I want to do is illegal.  That includes hanging Cat(s) on power lines.

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:23 PM

Everything I want to do is illegal.  That includes hanging Cat(s) on power lines.

 

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You mean you dont actually do it? Whoa youre missing on the fun, you better get to it before its out of style  :D

 

Thanks for the pics Ben is great to see it come to life like that. Ol Buz is gonna have a lotta fun with this im sure.

As for the bolens cream white, I also repainted mine with a lil more cream (yellow) in it. I think it makes it look antiquated and I liked it too


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 12:53 AM

Don't burn the holes in the fork tines, instead, drill them. It is a slower task, but a way better job. I have seen holes drilled in forks for various industry requirements. I believe that the OSHA requirement is that it can't be customer performed, and not with heat in which could damage the strength of the equipment, and must be approved by the equipment manufacturers, etc. Contact OSHA if any other concerns.

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 05:20 AM

You mean you dont actually do it? Whoa youre missing on the fun, you better get to it before its out of style  :D

 

Thanks for the pics Ben is great to see it come to life like that. Ol Buz is gonna have a lotta fun with this im sure.

As for the bolens cream white, I also repainted mine with a lil more cream (yellow) in it. I think it makes it look antiquated and I liked it too

 

I got the last coat on the fenders last night.  It sure looks more cream to me than white, but I was assured up and down at the auto paint store that IHC White was an exact match. 

 

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 06:16 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about that Ben as there really doesn't seem to be a definitive specification for the Bolens "white".

 

As near as we can tell, Bolens used 'off the shelf' paint from what ever supplier that gave them the lowest bid, and the "shade" of the white varied depending on which supplier's paint that they were using on the day the tractor was built.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 06:36 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about that Ben as there really doesn't seem to be a definitive specification for the Bolens "white".

 

As near as we can tell, Bolens used 'off the shelf' paint from what ever supplier that gave them the lowest bid, and the "shade" of the white varied depending on which supplier's paint that they were using on the day the tractor was built.

 

And that's really the way it was with any manufacturer.  Even IHC themselves had different shades of Farmall red.  Farmall collectors will argue up and down what is the right shade for the right year. 

 

I really like the white finish I have on the forklift.  I think it goes better with the black and red than a bright white would, anyway. 

 

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 06:38 AM

Lookin real good Ben. OB, you'll have a nice rig there when it's

done. Those bent forks are most likely to bend again and again.

Maybe check with a forktruck shop, for a set that have been worn

beyond OHSA tolerances. They could be straight, just thinned.

You may have to switch the mounting.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 06:41 AM

I got the last coat on the fenders last night.  It sure looks more cream to me than white, but I was assured up and down at the auto paint store that IHC White was an exact match. 

 

Ben W.

IHC White is a bit creamy. Should look fine when it's all back together Ben!


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Somehow I missed this thread.  OB told me to look it up, and glad I did.  Good reading!


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Somehow I missed this thread.  OB told me to look it up, and glad I did.  Good reading!

 

Thanks Daniel.  :wave:

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 05:06 PM

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