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Old 04-04-2006, 06:23 PM
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Air jack?

I remember seeing a guys shop who had an air jack that could lift either the whole front or the whole back of a car. He plugged it into his compressor to operate. It had adjustable pads and arms and lifted at the frame. Anybody see one like that? What's it called and who sells them?

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yep, Bend pak sells makes I think, couple others too.
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Northern sells them $370,you can probably find them at a tool supply house in California for less no shipping either.They require lots of air to pick up a car--the one at Northern lifts 2500# and requires 120-180 PSI working pressure.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:16 PM
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Are they any good? Quality and functionality?
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That's a hard question to answer--I've always wanted one,just to keep from crawling around on the ground to set a floor jack then finding out it isn't going under the place I want it to go.When they were developed most everything had a bumper--Now who knows how to make them work. Older vehicles-no problem.If I find one for cheap,I'll get it,but all my stuff is old.One thing--USE jack stands--I've seen these loose air and fall.They were used mostly to change tires or put a vehicle on jack stands(maybe) to do brake work(I hung out at the family Gulf station as a kid). Most under the car work was put on the overhead lift.Don't see them in use much anymore and I live in the country--Too many new lifts that don't use the bumper to support the vehicle.Hope this helps--DAVE
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:50 PM
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Those kind of Jacks work fine..big heavy awkward deals but real convenient in a regular shop..Most shops now use a lift these days..I see then come up at the swap meets from time to time..

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I've got one, and love it. Needs lots of air, and I use it on new stuff too. I just built a new set of lift adapters so I can locate on good lift points. It also has a built in locking mechanism. I think it's a blackhawk, bu I'll have to look and be sure.
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