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Old 04-28-21, 09:11 AM   #11
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I got a forklift update today.

They have engine block apart. Parts for cylinders and transmission will be in by the end of the week and tires pressed on either this weekend or first of next week.

I can't wait to get this then maybe I can cater to some corporate customers.

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Old 05-01-21, 10:40 AM   #12
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The block/head and crankshaft are all still at machine shop.
As soon as they come back, he can order bearings. Transmission is getting rebuilt this week.
Some hydraulic hoses are being order this week.
Slowly but surely, he is getting there.

He got me a set of 48" forks the forks on this on were 36" forks that is to short for what I need.
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The head and crankshaft are still at the machine shop.
I just bought a spare propane tank for the forklift that I don’t have just yet.
I bought a 33 pound forklift tank it is almost full of propane tank.
I got it off marketplace for $65 aluminum tank.
It has a bad date but the place I take it will exchange any tank.

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Old 05-17-21, 04:26 PM   #14
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We have progress, the head is back. The crank is ready and the rebuild kit is ordered.
They were able the to just polish the crankshaft. So standard bearings were ordered.
The rebuild kit came with new valves.

We are looking at a June 1 to get the forklift. They only think that could mess up the deal is the final price.
He will let me know soon on that. But last time we talked he was still in my budget.
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Old 05-24-21, 02:41 PM   #15
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Forklift update.

The price so far is still in my budget. Actually $200 cheaper than we talked about.
The cylinders have sleeves so that is good news. New sleeves, pistons, rings, lifters/cam…
New water pump the radiator is at the rebuild shop.
Everything is coming back this week. If everything goes well, I will have my forklift delivered on the 2 June.
I bought the paint for it today. I am not sure when I will paint it but here is a picture of a forklift someone else painted and I liked the color so I bought the same paint.



I hope mine can turn out this good.
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My crank shaft for the forklift is back from machine shop.


The head is back


Now we need the block back from machine shop.
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The block is still not back. He has another motor he can put in it until all the parts come in for the one he is rebuilding for me. I wanted to have the lift this week. So he is going to put the other motor in to get the lift to me. Then when the other motor is done he will put it in.

I am keeping back 1k from the cost to keep his interest in completing the project. I need to get steel ordered after the holiday. It will be so nice to have it delivered.
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It seems like this has been quite the project!
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A very long drawn-out one. If I wanted to spend 5-8K on one I could have one tomorrow.

But I want one that will be dependable but not cost lots of money. This one will be 3K and have a rebuild transmission, motor, tilt cylinders main cylinder. Good brakes and new tires. The 5-8K one would have non of that.

But he is doing it like a side job to keep cost down and it is taking a long time.
I will have to paint it but if it turns out good, I could sell it for 6K. (I am not going to I need it)
So I wait…

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