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"Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 07, 2017 06:04PM

Against all odds,the tank did not rupture and me and my neighbor's face wasn't blown to smithereens when excersizing the air lift during it's trials,today.

It's those little victories in life that keep us plugging along.

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Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 07:00PM

Looks like it needs a little lubrication, but it works.

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 07, 2017 07:16PM

rowin4 Wrote:
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> Looks like it needs a little lubrication, but it
> works.

It might,but I don't see any zerks or otherwise.
After acquiring this new tool for the shop,others warned against using it until the tank was pressure tested. I get that,but honestly,it's built out of Sch40 steel and I don't see a condensation weep on the bottom. Moto(or others)that have a Walker air-lift,are free to exchange their input.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan



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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: October 08, 2017 11:19AM

If it concerns you maybe you could find a section of larger diameter pipe that you could slide over it like a shield, that will protect you should it split.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 08, 2017 11:25AM

Don most likely only took 60 -70 psi to raise it..

I'd test it to 125 psi and call it safe...





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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: October 08, 2017 12:49PM

I was given the same one last month but haven't had time to look at it.

Is it a air piston where the seal would give out first?

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
63 Coup
64 Convertible

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 08, 2017 01:03PM

Matt. That's a good suggestion.
John. That's a good question.

I've heard the seals are almost impossible to find when they fail. Not a lot of info on the internet.
I've searched for my specific model with no success.

The curiosity is killing me on the internals as it slides on an I-beam.

At any rate. Probably the best $100 tool I've ever bought (delivered)smoking smiley

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 08, 2017 01:06PM

I just noticed it's the "95" model. Coincidence? Lol!

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 08, 2017 02:36PM

When / if it breaks... you take it apart and make anew part..... when a seal goes you just go match it up.

I most likely is air over oil....so the seal may be rawhide!





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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 08, 2017 03:20PM

That's what Dad said,today. "Air over oil". Our conversation rekindled his long lost memories,so that was pretty cool to hear stories I had never heard before,of a time that was pre-1970.

Me thinks the Loadside needs a V-8. (the drink,not the motor)winking smiley

The spreader-bars were perfect for a side lift at the jacking points.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: October 08, 2017 04:48PM

Saw a parts drawing but couldn't save it.
It is air only the seal is mounted to the top of the I beam and the cylinder put on top of that.
Air over oil would have a air pump to pump the oil so you normally here the jacking action.
this site say they can ID and provide drawings [ohiohydraulic.com]
john

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
63 Coup
64 Convertible

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 08, 2017 05:01PM

idiyaught Wrote:
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> Saw a parts drawing but couldn't save it.
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Give us the link and I'll get it... "printscreen" on a PC... then paste into PAINT





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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 08, 2017 05:29PM


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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 08, 2017 05:38PM

SAWEET!!!

Thank you very much,John and Matt!

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan



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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: October 08, 2017 08:19PM

T,
Dumb question - when you lifted from the rear what were you lifting from - the bumper? Side lift reminds me of a scene from the last season of Breaking Bad.
Steve

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 08, 2017 09:00PM

Oh man! I miss BB. Yes,Steve. From the bottom of the bumper.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: October 09, 2017 08:09AM

I love vintage tools!thumbs up

Corventure Dave

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: October 10, 2017 06:16AM

That's so frigging cool.....

1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: October 13, 2017 05:00AM

I had one like that and also one that would lift from the rear axel on a standard type of car in my garage for years. About 20 years ago, I was filling in a depression in the side yard to level it and anything that was considered junk, went into that hole and got buried. That was before the internet, and if I had to do it all over again, it would have been listed on Craigslist. Even scrapped a Ford cab over truck that had a 3 way dump body and a crane between the cab and the dump body. It originally was a railroad truck. Yesterdays junk, is todays collectables.

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Re: "Nobody died" (today)
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 13, 2017 05:26AM

That must have been a long-legged air jack to reach all the way back to the rear axle!eye popping smiley

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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