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ELORA, ONT

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I hate renting stuff time and time again, so I finally built my own shop crane. If I had space, I would have bought one and modified it. But the space you see, is what I've got. My garage is 15 x 21 inside. Once I have my truck inside (jammed tight to the wall) this is all I have left to work in due to the rest of the space being taken up by a 40x96 welding bench, compressor, tool box and wall cabinets. If you ever think your shop is cramped...try workin in mine.

Thanks John for the dimensions, it worked out well with a few mods. Its not finished because I ran out of time before I needed to use it...will be finishing it up this winter...or next...or the one after that.

 

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-- Edited by Gearhead on Thursday 6th of December 2012 10:21:36 PM



-- Edited by Gearhead on Thursday 6th of December 2012 10:22:56 PM

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ST GEORGE, ONT

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Looks good
I like the low profile of the front wheels



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NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

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Great job Gearhead!

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Nice job    

for those of us who are hackers, we could modify a chinese cherry picker  to work the same    

 

great idea



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Looks like it will do the job in your shop. Glad to help.

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You making an electric hot rod?



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Picture 081.jpgPicture 013.jpgPrincess Auto "air" operated cherry picker, but likely would be too wide for your limited isle space. Like the wheels on yours & looks like it's longer than most 'pickers' which is likely a good thing for a set back engine. Mine "just made it" for length on a 67 Camaro that i did the engine on a couple of yrs. ago.



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ELORA, ONT

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Thanks guys.

DQP, it Is a little longer than the Princess Auto units In order to give me a longer reach as you speculated. The length makes it a chore to wheel around, but i have to use it in my driveway, so it really doesnt bother me too much. In order To lift my gas welder @ 1200lbs, I'll need to put together some forward bracing that comes apart with some simple pins as this entire thing is a knockdown style like a rental unit. I had to make it this way so that I could store it when not in use in whatever available crevice is left in my tiny workspace.

Another reason that I chose to build my own over modifying a store bought is so I could go with heavy wall tubing and give it a custom reach to handle truck boxes and car bodies etc.

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Nice looking job Gearhead.

(I see you have your'e starter apart for bearings and brushes?) Lol

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sasquatch wrote:

Nice looking job Gearhead.

(I see you have your'e starter apart for bearings and brushes?) Lol


 Precisely. I'm putting a Cat 797F engine in my pickup and this is out of the starter motor!

Actually to answer DaveM, I'm turning my pickup into a all wheel drive hybrid....ok, not really...

Its the main armature out of my old welder



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NORTH BAY, ONT

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Forgot: Pete that is one sweet Camaro!

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sasquatch wrote:

Forgot: Pete that is one sweet Camaro!


 NOT MINE!!!  belongs to a nieghbour & fellow car club member [Country car Club] Was getting tyred & blowing a bit of smoke, so we pulled it in my shop, tore it down to bare block & sent it out to Roger Tennant's machine shop, Port Perry. Came back as a 331 [327 5 th. over] I told Len that when I put it back together, "it was against my relegion to put the 2 bbl. back on, + it had to get a "CAM"  Here's what he got!!!  Can't believe it was 08 when I did this. Time flies!!!!engine4.jpgruns.jpg



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can u buy just the air cylinder setup somewhere - I have a powerfist hoist from Princess and my biggest complaint is how long it takes to get it up :)

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NORTH BAY, ONT

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Maybe i should get an air cylinder too, i have the same problem as i age.

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Thanks Pete, great car, great pics!!

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Seeker1056 wrote:

can u buy just the air cylinder setup somewhere - I have a powerfist hoist from Princess and my biggest complaint is how long it takes to get it up :)


 VIAGRA??  or are we talking about the PICKER????



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How smooth is that air operated ram Pete?

 

Keep eyes and ears open for used hydraulic power units.biggrin

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/content/2600024/hydraulic-shop-crane



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dualquadpete wrote:
Seeker1056 wrote:

can u buy just the air cylinder setup somewhere - I have a powerfist hoist from Princess and my biggest complaint is how long it takes to get it up :)


 VIAGRA??  or are we talking about the PICKER????


 I thought he was talking about his pecker !!



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You can buy an air operated cylinder replacement at princess auto, I recently replaced the one we have at the shop at work with one. It's a nice feature and relatively smooth. I think it was around $150-$180 bucks.

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2inchestoolow wrote:

You can buy an air operated cylinder replacement at princess auto, I recently replaced the one we have at the shop at work with one. It's a nice feature and relatively smooth. I think it was around $150-$180 bucks.


 I'll have to check those out, though I'll likely upgrade to a quick-lift ram if I use it enough. (so I dont have to take my compressor with me if I use it elsewhere)



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Works smoothly, no complaints here & beats having to do it the old fashion way??? Gettin Lazy too???

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Didn't some have a handle, that you pumped, to get it up?



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Mine must need new seals, it leaks down quite often!!!

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The pneumatic replacements have both options, hand pump or air.

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sasquatch wrote:

Mine must need new seals, it leaks down quite often!!!


          can you get viagra seals  



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I wouldn't want to be anywhere near a seal on Viagra.

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DQP, do you know if princess auto sells those pneumatic controls as a kit? I'd like to add one, but didn't see any last time I was there.

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