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Hotrod forklift... Anybody got one?

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Hip2bsquare, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Hip2bsquare
    Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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    from Phx,AZ

    Who's got the baddest forklift?
    Let's see them...

    We got a new fork for the shop and have some ideas... like to see what others have done!
     

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  2. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    Not mine.....but I did all the flames and pinstriping on this Hyster....has alot of custom made parts in stainless steel, custom exhaust and steering wheel, etc....the owner uses it in his large shop containing his car collection....

    This is the only pic I have right now.....and I didn't see it once it was finished.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
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    when we get to customized tractors... I'll play.
     
  4. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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    OK, here's Dusty's rig at the shop, this thing will carry several ZZ572 crate motors easily.
     

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  5. very cool looking, nice job
     
  6. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
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    from Missouri

    Mine's just an old turd stock 4 banger. I never win any races in it.
     

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  7. Saw an article in a material handling trade magazine this week talking about a forklift site............www.pimpmylift.com or something close to that.
     
  8. i have an old tow motor 4000, it was free! built the carb, painted the whole body and mast flat black, added aluminum tape to all the bolts, levers and steering wheel spokes, and painted the rims red with solid white wall tires, with an assortment of speed stickers. dont have any pics on this puter. its a piece of shit. but its the best help i have ever had at my shop. its a traditional kind of lift.:)
     
  9. VAPHEAD
    Joined: May 13, 2002
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    I was over at a guys shop last week.
    He put a 350/350 in an old airplane tug.

    Didn't bother to take a picture.
     
  10. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
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    from Novi, MI

    HA HA HA and i thought i was the only one ever to flame a fork lift. at the GM plant i first worked at i flamed one with paint markers. just an outline. we had 3 wheeled bicycles too and i flamed teh fenders on one of them with paint markers. looked pretty rad too. everyone loved it and other departments often tried to steal it.
     
  11. Hip2bsquare
    Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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    Found this...
    http://www.hookahsociety.com/pimp/

    But looks like they put a "fork" in it!!!!
    Sinister... I like that one you did too!!!
     
  12. cool dude! looks like i'm coming to see you when mine gets a new coat of paint. it needs flames on the front and a dude giving a BA on the back. just for my asshole neighbor!:D :D
     
  13. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    Bring it over Greg, we'll flame it out good, haha.......

    I just finished painting and airbrushing a jacked up, modded EZ-GO golfcart too.....
     
  14. RATFINKFOREVER
    Joined: Jul 3, 2007
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    from Canada Eh

    I've seen some pretty killer ones at this place i got to get scrap steel they got spoilers and flames on them pretty cool stuff.
     
  15. jrtomlinson
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
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    Charleyw, I found that pimp site: www.pimpmylift.ca.

    It's awesome, man! You can pimp out a forklift with rims, flames, etc. And the best thing is that the company who put the site up actually does this to their lift trucks!
     
  16. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    from Central NJ

    Just got word from my boss at my 9-5 that if the winter is slow, its time to do up ours. He wants to find foam filled wide whites for it, a big 4" chrome stack, a huge auto meter tach we have lyin around, and he wants me to flame it, haha. Awesome.
     
  17. ford4v429
    Joined: Apr 3, 2020
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    ford4v429

    never thought i'd find other forklift hobby folks in here, shoulda known :) I saved two freebies from going in the scrap bin...ones staying home for now, the other i'm donating to a local airplane museum to go with their ground equipment collection- dressed it up for some 'stolen valor', as the army equivalent model[ they used the same model from like 1958-1967, nearest I can tell its a 1963 model...the newer ones a 1993, it is actually good as the new trucks at work... the old one runs great, but its got a manual clutch, so not likely to get much use...
     

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  18. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    I hot rodded my backhoe with a set of forks?
     
  19. BoogittyShoe
    Joined: Feb 18, 2020
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    I remember some indoor forklift races at a company Christmas party. The bosses came out of the office and stopped it.
     
  20. 41 GMC K-18
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    Seen for sale at the Portland swap meet a few years back for sale, very cool, very unique. IMG_0035 (2).JPG IMG_0037 (2).JPG IMG_0036.JPG
     
  21. Boneyard51
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    One of my fork lifts , just has pantina! But, it’s powered by a Y-block Ford engine! 299E5B09-2B14-4E15-B2B5-E7838B028BC4.jpeg AA75EFD8-8905-4CC7-8ADA-0C7A5440B5CF.jpeg






    Bones
     
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  22. ford4v429
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  23. ford4v429
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    ford4v429

    heavily patina'd :) bet it can lift a lot- but from the look of the steer setup, bet shes got a 50' turning circle :)
     
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  25. rusty valley
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    there was one of those "transitier" fork lifts on an auction this winter. i was gonna bid, but my neighbor talked me out of bringing home more junk. it went for 60 bucks!!! i was pissed. they have crosely motors in them. cool shit!
     
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  26. 41 GMC K-18
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    Pictures of the motor, indeed this was a very cool forklift!
    IMG_0040.JPG IMG_0039 (2).JPG IMG_0038.JPG
     
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  27. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
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    My old 1952 Clark. Her name was Greeny.
    IMG_6282.png
     
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  28. Boneyard51
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  29. Slow down
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    [​IMG][​IMG]a couple pictures of the riding log splitter it’s a Clark built about 25 years ago , works great


    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
     
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  30. ford4v429
    Joined: Apr 3, 2020
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    ford4v429

    wow- vertical clutch??? assume its single wheel (or maybe 3 wheel) drive? that must be a later model one, did some reading, they had a air cooled crosley motor originally. definitely a weird setup :)
     
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