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Best tool ever!!!!!!

Here is a pic of the best tool I ever bought for a cheep price. It is kinda outdated but it works for me.... These single post lifts work great and take up very little space. I have found these lifts for as little as $100 It justs takes a little time and a good friend or dad with a backhoe to dig the hole. It just uses 100psi to lift the car.
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Here is a pic of the best tool I ever bought for a cheep price. It is kinda outdated but it works for me.... These single post lifts work great and take up very little space. I have found these lifts for as little as $100 It justs takes a little time and a good friend or dad with a backhoe to dig the hole. It just uses 100psi to lift the car.
Cool But why outside?
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Well! I am limited by my garage. It is only 10' 8" inside and I am 6' 2" tall so I had to install it outside so it would go all the way up. I have a HOA here where i live and i built the garage to hide a trailer I had in the back yard. Little did they know the garage would be 1200 Square Ft. He He. But the trailer fits in it.... Also the single post lift cannot be seen over the fence when it is down. All other lifts you can see the posts...
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:25 PM
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Well! I am limited by my garage. It is only 10' 8" inside and I am 6' 2" tall so I had to install it outside so it would go all the way up. I have a HOA here where i live and i built the garage to hide a trailer I had in the back yard. Little did they know the garage would be 1200 Square Ft. He He. But the trailer fits in it.... Also the single post lift cannot be seen over the fence when it is down. All other lifts you can see the posts...
That is what I suspected and I agree it is really a cool idea is it a unit removed from a garage? Where did you come by it?
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Yes it was removed from a Brake shop. I think it was a EPA thing with having 20 Gal. of oil in the cylinder in the ground. I think back east they have problems with them rusting out and pushing the oil in the ground but not here in AZ.
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that kinda looks scary to be under. how stable is the car on it? how big of a hole had to be dug? got any pics from the installation of it? i have never seen one of these before but then again im not that old
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Waayyy cool. Where do you go on the web to find this stuff? I could really use one right now..
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:31 PM
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$100!?!?!? I've gotta get me one of those!!!
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The car is very stable. It has a 8000LB. cap. It needs a 8' deep hole and I used 2 55gal drums welded together and put it in the hole so I could backfill it and water settle it before i put the lift in the hole. It needs concrete in the bottom then put the lift in , then plum it up and set the groung level height then ABC gravel then a 1.5 ft. cap of concrete 4ft. around the lift for safety. I have had my next door neibours Ford 2000 4x4 extended cab longbed diesel truck on it to do a lift kit and was no problem. I also has a motorhome on it. that was a little scary... You just have to keep your eyes open to snag the deal when it comes along.
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Nice job. I'd like to get a single post for my next shop.
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we just have a pit dug in the ground which won't work for tires and brakes but for greasing and changing oil it is awesome
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It is too bad though but those kind of "Grease Pits" were almost outlawed many years ago because CO. gasses fall down to the ground and people passing out and dying from lack of ventilation.
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Thanks for the tip.I don,t have enough ceiling room for a lift inside.I never thought about outside.
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very cool

way cool idea keep the garage space open and lots of room to work !
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My father had a Mobil Station from the late 20's. Out side hydraulic lift with drive on ramps. I worked there from the time i was 9. We used to bounce some heavy iron getting squeaks lubed. never a worry. I also worked under frame contact single post with no problems. except letting one car down with a door open. Door caught a tool box and the car ended on its side. Also there is an old dodge garage with a single post front and single post rear lift arrangement that can be raised and lowered independently. That must be scary.
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