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Author Topic: Fork Extender Strap Connection?  (Read 258 times)

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Offline kantuckid

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Fork Extender Strap Connection?
« on: October 06, 2020, 05:28:10 PM »
Fork extenders are real common, but...
 My question is to see what others have used to fasten a nylon strap on forks or fork extensions to retain the strap when used to hold timbers and wall logs for construction purposes? 
My only idea so far is to drill a whole in the extensions which is easy as they're 1/4" metal. 
I'd rather not drill my forks :D which might just be a tough task anyway. When I was in industry we used C-clamps on forks some, but I never saw a purposeful connection on a fork tip? 
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Re: Fork Extender Strap Connection?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 05:42:34 PM »
All I can say there is a c clamp on a fork cost me a windshield as a young man, and I had to fish the engine out of the pinto frame  :-\.
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Re: Fork Extender Strap Connection?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 07:15:42 PM »
I have seen many a fork with a hole burnt through the end with a torch. Make the hole big enough for a trailer ball and you'll add one more useful tool 
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Re: Fork Extender Strap Connection?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 06:59:03 AM »
Now that you mention the oxy/actyl hole I've seen that one several times and used a clevis on them.  
Don's comment reminded me of my days as a mechanic millwright at Goodyear plant and stringing conveyor belts. We used a belt clamp and a rope to thread and pull them. One guy I was apprenticed under-"Bob" hollers at me to stay back from the rope about the time it snapped like a high powered rifle shot. He then told me one of those ropes blasted him in the butt or hip.
My oxygen gauge has stopped sending gas for lack of use I guess? I checked the diapragm and looked good to me?
 I bought several shortish nylon straps to go with my other tad longer ones for my current build. In past I just forked the straps.  
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