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68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 07-15-2006 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Looking for advice on a cherry picker. Been to some on-line places, and ebay, but can't find them unless shipping is 100 bucks. Any ideas where to shop for one locally. I have all the parts stores and industrial places in Vegas if need be, but I was hoping for something less than 200 total. Thanks for the time and info.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

71RESTO
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Posts: 1655
From: Oregon, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 07-15-2006 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO        Reply w/Quote
If there's a Harbor Freight in Vegas, then that's the place to go for good prices.

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Duane
71 Fastback (under resto-351C-4V C6 auto)
M & M Member #730

67stang
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Posts: 2687
From: Panama City, FL
Registered: Jun 99

posted 07-15-2006 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang        Reply w/Quote
Any autozone, o'reilly or discount auto parts store can order them in if they don't have one on hand... Sams club usually has them also.

SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 07-16-2006 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I have one I bought a few years ago and I still wonder if it is worth buying one or just renting one.

You sure make other people happy, though. Maybe that's the best way, make friends with a guy that has one.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 07-16-2006 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone. I'm just gonna bite the billit and get the one HF has, I just can't believe it's a buck to ship it from Cali. All my neighbors hate me Steve, but it's better that way I think, I don't have to deal with them .

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 07-16-2006 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
You really can find it local and save the shipping. You'll probably also get a better hoist, so far my experience is everything I've bought from HF has been crap and not worth the money even at it's cheaper price.

I got mine from a local discount auto parts store, I'm sure a Pep Boys or Autozone or place like that can get you one. Are you far from the Summit in Sparks?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 07-16-2006 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, about 500 or so miles. I'm going to St George tomorrow, and they got quite a few stores, so I'll call some before going up. I'll only pay the shipping if all else fails, I really want to pull this engine, it would make the work so much more enjoyable. Thanks for all the replies, I'll find one by week's end.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 07-17-2006 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I found one, against your advice tho Steve. HF had a 2 ton foldable for 129, so it's was 150 to my door. Should get it and the stand this week, so this weekend should be fun. Can't wait. Thanks for all the replies and advice, I just hope everything works like it's intended for 1 pull anyway.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

sigtauenus
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Posts: 3969
From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 07-21-2006 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I agree with Steve about HF tools. Its been my experience that when I buy something there for a one time job, it does ok. For anything that I am going to use regularly my money is better spent on something with better quality.

You should be fine with the one time use, and if space is an issue, you can probably unload it on craigslist or some other free venue. Another cool thing about craigslist is the barter/trade listings. You can offer the engine puller in trade for the next tool you need or just a temporary exchange to get the job done. I'm not a big fan of loaning out tools, but if you are done with it, it may help to do something like that for the next project.

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 07-26-2006 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Not to beat this to death, but if I can compare quality to what this thing(cherry picker) weighs, it should last forever. It's 200lbs easy.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

rmousir
Gearhead

Posts: 1124
From: Amelia, Ohio
Registered: May 2003

posted 09-13-2006 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
I don't think you will have any problems with the purchase you have made. The design is pretty common and it is well tested. Like you said it is pretty solid. I almost bought the same one at HF but found one for less at Autozone. I have used it 4 or 5 times already and have had no problems. If you do have any problems with it you will most likely be able to get it fixed locally. I doubt that you will be able to break it.

Just to add, things are HF are what you pay for. As a hobby type person I don't mind paying a small fee for a tool that I will use 3 or 4 times but if I were working in a mechanical trade I would spend more cash for the better products.

Richard

let me know how it works out William.

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rmousir
'66 Mustang Coupe
Ford Blue & white stripes
95 roller 302, C4 Auto
Offy 360 intake & Holley 4 bl carb
grab-a-track 620s, 4.5 leafs, 1.25" drop blocks

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 09-23-2006 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
HF does have crap. But I did buy a Binks style gun for 14.oo pls tax on sale! Used it on the 66 to shoot epoxy primer`
and K series hi-build PPg primer. Finishing up, phone rang, forgot about gun-it went off in cup and had nary a qualm about consigning it to the deep!!ala garbage! It did it's job. Bought an HF "sawzall" Chicago Pneumatic....(a suburb of FungGu! The Mayor is WunHungLo! Bought it to do a major job on 66 cvt figuring it would crap out. Few months back put a large woodcutting blade in and cut back an Areca Palm hedge. Their clamps are s**t- good deal on work gloves though.

Re that 66. wore out a DeWalt angle grinder. They are probably made by Chicago Pneumatic

Last nite on cable, stumbled across a group, a guitar player called Estaban, playing a concert in New Orleans-fund raising sponsored in part by HSN. Man! He really tore up the "City OF New Orleans"!! Guthrie couldn't hold a candle to this guy. Far out!!!

Anyway HSN did a commercial and it was Bob Vila the ex(I presume) Crapsman tool hawker! Guess he's now pushing his own line of tools. Probbly Chicago Pneumatic!

rmousir
Gearhead

Posts: 1124
From: Amelia, Ohio
Registered: May 2003

posted 10-02-2006 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
William,

How did it work out? I bet it did the job and them some?

Let me know.

Richard.

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rmousir
'66 Mustang Coupe
Ford Blue & white stripes
95 roller 302, C4 Auto
Offy 360 intake & Holley 4 bl carb
grab-a-track 620s, 4.5 leafs, 1.25" drop blocks

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 10-02-2006 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Well, I ordered their elec impact to do the front end removal, and it's worked fine so far. These tools will seldom be used, and this car comes apart without too much of a fight, so they should last me for a while. I also have "good" tools for the real tough jobs. I took this much apart on the driveway, with threats of taking the stuff in the garage to the dump, but it's still the same answer, "next weekend". We shall only hope.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

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