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Old 05-01-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
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I was at my parents house this last weekend and I got some more "junk" from my dad. I got ahold of the chargeing cabeling and connector for an industrial electric forklift and forklift charger. Well, a little free time and some creativity with my '81 F-150 and here is what I ended up with:









FYI: If you can't tell it'* a plug in type jumper cable setup. (I told you I was bored )
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actually I think that is a very good idea.. now if only you could get a patent on it and sell it.
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Too late for the patent. I got the idea after seeing a few larger "decked out" tow trucks with this option on them.
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My dad had a similar setup on his 78 F250--worked great.
Only thing I would suggest is make the cables that plug in about 15 -20 feet long if you plan on using them regularly--I don't know about all states, but in some, you cant pull "nose-to-nose" on the freeway, and long cables can reach around/behind a car to get to battery, even if you pull up behind someone (learned that from experience and a ticket for facing the wrong way on the freeway)

You can get all the parts from the Painless Wiring catalog, but if you have access to the old forklift parts, it'* all the same stuff
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Nice work bro..how long did it take ya?
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Nice work bro..how long did it take ya?
The connector and all that was all pre assembled when I got it. I just had to crimp on the clamps and wire it in. It only took about 20 minutes from strat to finsh.

Apparently my dad has another one of these things laying around too. I might have to find a use for that one too!
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interesting! Keep it up!
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Too late for the patent. I got the idea after seeing a few larger "decked out" tow trucks with this option on them.
I was going to say that every tow-truck I have ever seen (and some police cars) has had some type of quick-connect jumper cable package on it.

Don't stop thinking about stuff...or you will get old and feeble!

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ahhhhhh. This answers alot of questions! I was wondering what those little connectors were that are hanging out of the public safety cars on campus. I thought the cars were electric until i saw exhaust coming out of the pipe. Cool. Now I know!!
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Maybe you could make em and sell them with ADTR badges on 'em...haha.
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