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  • #16
    I installed gauges and a cell phone power tap, toggle switch allows backup light to stay on constantly or go on / off when machine goes into reverse..



    Custom cut stickers





    All removable parts were powder coated, I installed all new led lights (brake.turn and clearance), floor panels were Line-X'd, attached parts were painted



    Ready for work.
    Last edited by Pass-N-Gas; 05-24-2009, 01:56 PM.
    Steve

    Bobcat 250EFI

    Syncrowave 250

    Millermatic 350P

    Hypertherm 1250

    A Bunch of tools

    And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

    Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma

    It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by wildfire View Post
      This is the last of them!






      Nice Job! I Love those dual stacks and tool box! are you turbocharged?
      Steve

      Bobcat 250EFI

      Syncrowave 250

      Millermatic 350P

      Hypertherm 1250

      A Bunch of tools

      And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

      Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma

      It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

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      • #18
        Wow!

        Gotta hand it to you wildfire, that was one awesome job! I had to scroll back and forth to the original picture several times cause I wasn't convinced it was the same piece of machinery! Nicest lift I've ever seen. You should be proud.
        Last edited by nocheepgas; 05-24-2009, 05:41 PM.
        Miller Syncrowave 200
        Homemade Water Cooler
        130XP MIG
        Spectrum 375
        60 year old Logan Lathe
        Select Machine and Tool Mill
        More stuff than I can keep track of..

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        • #19
          Originally posted by fabricator View Post
          Someone please give that man an award.
          Thank you sir. Glad you like it.


          Originally posted by Don52 View Post
          Awesome job. Nice looking welds. I noticed that you welded the box without supporting your wrist or arms. I have found that I shake too much and need to support my arms or wrist for stability.
          I'm pretty stable for the most part if the pressure is off. If I'm having a rough day I'm not that stable in many ways. Glad you like it.

          Originally posted by Tryagn5 View Post
          U need to take that forklift in a parade!! Nicest forklift I have ever seen, Do they make polished wheels for that model??
          Cool. Glad you enjoyed seeing it. Wish I could get those wheels. The wife got worried when i said I was going to put a GPS and a DVD player in it. She's always holding me back.
          Originally posted by metal-doctor View Post
          Unless someone has done something like this before it is hard to appreciate the time & effort involved in a project like that. You can be very proud of that project. Thanks for sharing & very well done.
          Ah you sound like a person that could do or have done stuff like this. Your right. It was a Hugh undertaking but I tend to forget about all the work after it's completed. It's nice to have around the shop. Our customers enjoy looking at it as well. Thanks for your kind words sir.
          Originally posted by Icarus View Post
          Looks great!
          Thank you!
          Originally posted by Pass-N-Gas View Post
          Nice Job! I Love those dual stacks and tool box! are you turbocharged?
          Steve that's a nice looking lift you have there sir. Makes mine look like a pimple. Your pretty tidy yourself. Thanks for posting the pics. Enjoyed seeing them. Mine is naturally aspirated and all stock under the skin. Glad you liked the stacks. Thanks
          Originally posted by reggie
          Blow my mind...

          Glad you like it. Thanks!


          Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
          Gotta hand it to you wildfire, that was one awesome job! I had to scroll back and forth to the original picture several times cause I wasn't convinced it was the same piece of machinery! Nicest lift I've ever seen. You shouls be proud.
          A big thank you to you sir. Made my day with all the kind words on my work. Your statement reminded me of a salesman that was here late last summer. He noticed the lift up on the jack stands all stripped down and he said " You scrapping that"? I replied "No, I'm rebuilding it!" He replied "Ya right".

          Just the other day the same salesman returned to the shop and after all his sales pitches and as he was leaving he said "That lift looks a heck of a lot better than the old one you had here the last time I dropped in". I replied "That's the same lift!" He replied again"Ya right".

          I understand when folks find it hard to believe it's the same machine. My intention was to only get it back to working right and a fast flick of paint but as soon as it showed up to my door everyone would say "Can't wait to see what your going to do with this thing so the pressure was on.

          I wasn't going to post it on here because it's not all about welding but with out welding and fabricating it wouldn't be possible to do this and I have to add that it was all done with Miller equipment. The Dynasty 200 DX, the Spectrum 701, Millermatic 251 and even my Trailblazer 302 were all used in this project. It makes it so much better doing this stuff with good gear.

          Thank everyone for your kind words. Glad you like the lift. Paul
          Miller matic 350P
          Millermatic 252/Spool gun
          Miller Spectrum 875 plasma
          Miller Dynasty 200 DX
          Miller Coolmate 3
          Miller Elite ( INFERNO Digital)
          2008 Miller Trailblazer 302/Custom trailer
          Custom DX200 Crazy Cart
          Sofia 13 X 30 Lathe
          MODERN 10X50 knee mill with Fagor 40i DRO
          Craftex 30 Mill/Drill

          All this stuff below was done with Miller gear


          My YouTube vids:

          http://www.youtube.com/user/7863348

          Flickr photo's:
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/15602393@N05/sets/

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          • #20
            Yep, thats one fine looking forklift buddy. Someone commented on your steady tig hands, well I know why, there's a cup of the Horton's close by. lol Very nice work.!!!

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            • #21
              Awesome job!!!
              I agree with the new paint alone it doesn't look like the same machine!
              at home:
              2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
              2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
              2008 Suitcase 12RC
              Spoolmatic 30A
              WC-24
              2009 Dynasty 200DX
              2000 XMT 304
              2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
              Sold:MM130XP
              Sold:MM 251
              Sold:CST 280

              at work:
              Invision 350MP
              Dynasty 350
              Millermatic 350P
              Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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              • #22
                very impressive!!
                Matt

                Syncrowave 200
                Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
                Victor O/A
                Smithy Midas 1220 Lathe- Mill
                Bandsaw- 20 yr old Harbor Freight type
                Speedglas

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                • #23
                  Forklift !!

                  Wildfire, You are a Craftsman of the Highest Degree !!

                  Very Impressive Workmanship, Congrats on a Fine Job !!

                  .................. Norm
                  - Arcair- K 4000 CAC.
                  - LN - 25
                  - Lincoln Ranger 8
                  -DeWalt Compressor

                  www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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                  • #24
                    that looks very very very OK. no just kiddin you do good work.

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                    • #25
                      wildfire: you have rally outdone the fork lift industry. i like the use of color on the rear steering and axle system. now i can expect to see a new show on TV **** my fork lift.
                      TB 325
                      TB 302
                      dynasty 200sd
                      spoolmatic 30a/wc24
                      suitcase x-treme 12vs
                      miller 211
                      evolution rage 2

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by fabricator View Post
                        Someone please give that man an award.
                        And feed that Dalmation something to alleviate its stiffness.

                        Wildfire: I do have to ask why, with all of the work you did, why you lapped the valves rather than grinding them? Were they already in pretty pristine condition?
                        Last edited by ligito; 05-27-2009, 06:46 PM.
                        Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
                        Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
                        Victor SuperRange OA
                        Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
                        Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
                        Milwaukee Hole Hawg
                        Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
                        Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
                        Orbit Drill Press
                        12 Ton Floor Press
                        2002 E-350 V-10:
                        1983 F-150 4.9L 6
                        2004 Honda ST1300
                        2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
                        1997 Suzuki DR650

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                        • #27
                          forklift

                          heck thats one of a kind forklift wildfire,very nice work indeed

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                          • #28
                            You don't know this but that Dalmation is as quiet as an old dog

                            After I removed the head It looked like there was top end work done in the past. The head was in great shape but it must have run hot because the valve stem seals were brittle and cut. The guides were perfect and the seats were also good. Even after I grind valves I lap them. I feel a valve job is not complete unless there lapped but that's just me and the way I do things. It's worked for me the last 49 years so don't go trying to change me now

                            The old gal made her first lift this week. 3300 lbs and it was only a joke for her. It don't happen often but if I have to receive a heavy item from a tractor trailer the rig can't get up my 600 foot driveway because of the winding turns. Well that happened this past week so I started the beast ans went down to retreave it. It was funny when the driver said" What kind of lift is that"! He wanted to know about the lift and I wanted my items

                            Thanks guys for you kind words. It's always nice to hear what others think. Some might say it was crazy to do it and maybe there right. I've done worst than this I think. Cheack my other posts and that will prove it but the way I see it is if your going to do something you may as well make it as enjoyable as you can.
                            Attached Files
                            Miller matic 350P
                            Millermatic 252/Spool gun
                            Miller Spectrum 875 plasma
                            Miller Dynasty 200 DX
                            Miller Coolmate 3
                            Miller Elite ( INFERNO Digital)
                            2008 Miller Trailblazer 302/Custom trailer
                            Custom DX200 Crazy Cart
                            Sofia 13 X 30 Lathe
                            MODERN 10X50 knee mill with Fagor 40i DRO
                            Craftex 30 Mill/Drill

                            All this stuff below was done with Miller gear


                            My YouTube vids:

                            http://www.youtube.com/user/7863348

                            Flickr photo's:
                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/15602393@N05/sets/

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                            • #29
                              Custom Forklift

                              That is outstanding. It takes alot of patience to take on a big project like that forklift and do a good job.. I have done a fair amout of machinest work. Sometimes welding and machinest work go hand in hand. Congradulation on a real fine job.
                              Last edited by Maineiac; 05-31-2009, 09:08 AM.
                              Lincoln Idealarc 250
                              Millermatic 211
                              Spoolmate 100
                              Arnold

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                              • #30
                                Wildfire,

                                I agree with you anything worth doing is worth doing right! If you don't take the time to do it right the first time you never will.. besides I'd rather do it in the shop and not broke down on the road..

                                He is my girl doing her morning exercise.. Why weld overhead when you don't have too.. Just flip it over and roll the deck back in the shop on a dolly. (Old trailer house axle-LR of screen)

                                There's a tad over 4,000 on her (it's the deck for my 42' GN)

                                Last edited by Pass-N-Gas; 06-03-2009, 11:30 PM.
                                Steve

                                Bobcat 250EFI

                                Syncrowave 250

                                Millermatic 350P

                                Hypertherm 1250

                                A Bunch of tools

                                And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

                                Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma

                                It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

                                Comment

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