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#181 daretobedifferent

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:22 PM

Your garage space is sick!



#182 Cozza

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:20 PM

Yes, very nice Rudi. Do you spend anytime in the lounge room these days? :)

I see a 2 post hoist in your future. ;)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:28 PM

Hot diggity dog that looks good!



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:05 AM

That timber work is to nice for a workbench !!!

 

Tell me about it. I find myself laying down drop sheets over it when im working on cumbersome heavy parts!  I've been told many times... that belongs in the house, not the garage!

 

 

Yes, very nice Rudi. Do you spend anytime in the lounge room these days? :)

I see a 2 post hoist in your future. ;)

 

Hehe yeah i can be found inside the house.... at dinner time!

 

And you would be correct, a hoist was always planned since the begining!

 

 

 

Hot diggity dog that looks good!

 

cheers! i got a lot of ideas and inspiration from the garage journal forums. It also depressed me, making me realise how poor i actually am! ha!

 


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#185 PB260Z

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:15 PM

Hi Rudi

 

Very nice work indeed.

Love the toolbox bench, absolute first class effort there.

 

cheers

 

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

Update 6/10/17 - Building a V8 Forklift!!!!

 

Now for something a little different,  here is something out of left field i think you will all be mildly interested in.

For those that don't know, I'm a forklift mechanic. This project build started about 3 years ago when one of the managers at work decided they needed something new to promote the business.

 

What to do... shove a 450hp, 383 stroked Chev V8 into a forklift and use it as a promo vehicle!

I can't lay claim to doing much on this build, they pretty much lumped it on our fabricator and he had been chipping away at it very slowly over 2 years. a few hours here, a few hours there. 

They missed 2 deadline years for Bathurst and said right, this needs to be done this year, so our fabricator spent the better half of the last 4 months straight working on this.

383 stroker matched to the factory running gear through a custom adaptor plate. Rear end conversion to Disk brakes to make it do burnouts. 

My input on the project was getting underneath it and fitting the mast caps because no one else could squeeze under the chassis.  ;D That's my pathetic claim to the job haha!
 

Engine: Blueprint engines 383 stroker - 420hp
 
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Getting close - this was about 2 weeks ago:
 
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And here it is unveiled at bathurst:

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I will have to make a video on this thing. Have to gather all the video's from all the boys during the build. Have a few clips of it ripping skids and nearly flipping on its first test run too!

Rudi.

 


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