1982 Datsun 720
Dude, Where are you located and if you're not too far will you sell me a motor?!Dunno if you wanna say where you are, but... the thing about forklifts is literally everywhere in the industrial world has to have a place that services them in just about every city over 50,000. Everyone needs forklifts, everyone needs a place to fix them.
I have a sweetheart deal with mine. They'll move a forklift up on jackstands for me, outside the gate, and I can come help myself to it at night over a week or two, gutting what I want off it. And they don't charge me for anything I take. And I can occasionally borrow tools when there's something I don't have big enough tools to tear up. And they leave me deserts sometimes. The tradeoff is I show them pictures of what I'm working on.
I'm in the Los Angeles, CA area and am having trouble locating one. When I call repair shops or forklift scrappers they all seem confused and say something like "No, we repair motors, we don't sell motors" like I'm crazy for asking.
I mean... mechanics repair engines but most of them still have one or two lying around that they'd sell if you asked