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Old 06-20-2010, 12:55 AM
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I guess its a car lift???

Ok when my grandpa died I got his ben pearson lift unfortunately when the well went out @ the house I had to sell it to fix the well.Well that thing was great it sux without a lift well I was having this same conversation with one of my neighbors&he said come see what I got!Well Ill tell you it was cool but kinda scary.He's got 60 inch farm jacks and these iron box/ramps I guess you'd call em,there like ramps but the wheels have a box built around em so the car won't roll its like a chock that's on all sides of the tires&there adjustable&there 5ft tall.Well he lifts the front up sets it in the ramp/boxes,then does the back,pulls the jack&BOOM!the car is 5foot in the air&he rolls around on a stool&has access to everything.Has anyone ever seen this before it seems kinda gnarly.

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Old 06-20-2010, 06:24 AM
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I am thinking not many, its your life what do you think about the idea ... that is your question to answer here .

Could find a good set of sky hooks and raise your car that way. They are not cheep but real safe .
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:38 AM
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Well me myself Im saving my pennies to buy a lift my buddy is suppose to be getting new ones at his shop this winter&told me he'd sell me one of the old ones for 600,but my neiggboors set uo I think it's a good idea&probally safer than a lift.The guy welds for a living so I suppose he knows his stuff&you don't have to worry about hydraulics failing.I've seen a lift fail one time when I was about 10@my grandpas buddy's,well the aftermath atleast.I guess if you know what you were doing it could work.The ramps/box things were made out of I beam that stuff isn't gonna brake.So in all I'd atleast say he was creative.Id trust it a whole lot more than jack stands atleast.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:41 AM
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Oh and btw I think the boxes were 4ft not 5.
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The 60 inch jacks at HF have a 7000lb capacity and cost $60 (on sale) or $70 each. On a level garage-type surface I don't see a problem with using them but I'd want a nice big solid metal plate as a base. I suppose it's cheaper than a post lift (those run at least $2000 or so).

I wouldn't do it myself though. I have enough of a lack of confidence because of the gravel outside. I use four 3-ton jackstands to support one end of my car and wouldn't even consider lifting both ends.
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