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Old 08-06-2004, 07:33 AM
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Kwik Lift?

Any body out there have a Kwik Lift? If you do, how do you like it and would you recommend a purchase?

I'm thinking of getting a lift and just can't decide if that's the way to go. I like the 4 posters and I certainly have the room and ceiling height, but since I'm on a budget for the car, I can't see spending $2000 plus for the lift instead of the car. I had a chance to crawl under a Kwik Lift at Back To The 50's in St. Paul and really liked it so I'm just checking it out with you guys.

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I like the scissor-type ones (like http://www.asedeals.com/lifts2.html) that you can easily drive over, personally. Still not cheap, though.

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Old 08-09-2004, 02:13 PM
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HEY BIG: I have had a Kwik Lift for about three years. I really like it and it has been great to use to work on my car. I only have a two car garage and do not have the ceiling high enough for a two or four poster. They also take a lot of width and the Kwik Lift foot print is much smaller. For the money you cannot find a better deal and Danny at Kwik Lift is great to work with. If you have any other questions give me a shout.....DAVE
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Old 08-11-2004, 09:13 AM
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Thanks Dave. I've seen one up close and really liked it. I certainly have the room for any kind of post lift, but there's just something about the Kwik Lift I like.

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Old 08-16-2004, 04:59 AM
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getting the car on the lift is tuff when the car isn't running.
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Yeah but, this will work in a pinch:
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Old 08-19-2004, 03:30 PM
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Hey alittle1, Nice truck, what is it?
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Old 08-19-2004, 03:40 PM
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I have been studying the various lifts too. I'm convinced the Kwiklift is a good choice for those without tall garages. The Kwiklift has no mechanical items that can break down like a scissor lift has. The middle area under the car is completely open and accessible. A scissor lift obstructs the middle area of the undercarriage. You can order a sliding tool tray. Try to get that with a scissor lift. You can jack up and remove the wheels on the Kwiklift, so that is not a limiting consideration. It is adjustable to fit your car/garage and is self storing. The scissor lift is self storing too except you have to seperately deal with the power pack. Weight limits are not a concern. The scissor lift has limits and the more weight you have to lift, the more $ you will have to pay. Finally, look on E-Bay for Kwiklifts compared to Scissor lifts. You will rarely find a Kwicklift listed but the others are a dime a dozen. That is rock solid proof the Kwiklift is the right thing to get. Besides they are cheaper than the rest. For most rodders $ speak loudly. Right?
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I built my own Kwik Lift for less than $500. It is fully adjustable from Austin to Lincoln in width. I have an I-beam that goes from ramp to ramp which allows me to use a small hydralic jack to lift at the wheel. I have a rolling pan tray for oil changes. It is very versatile, I use it for frame fabrication, mechanical and exhaust work.
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Hey alittle1, why don't you post a pic or two of the lift you built. I have a K-Lift already but those who are looking for a lift might be interested in trying to do it themselves.
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Sure, no problem. This is a workingman's lift, if you don't mind the clutter. The ramps are 3 inch heavy channel with16 inches wide 1/4 inch sheet and the lifting beam is 4 inch I beam. The folding legs are double channel welled and ground at center seam to look pretty. The front stationary boxes are 20 x 20 bases narrowing to 16 x 16 tops, this makes them virtually non-topable. I built in the stop guards and added a lifting loop to the front to make them easier to lift and move. The rear of the ramps have a pipe end on the beavertail which makes it easier to drive over and by putting an axle, a couple hard wheels and pins; I'm able to wheel them anywhere I want to. Pictures are in my Gallery have a look.

Sooo, what do you think?
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Whoa, I LIKE IT. I'll bet a number of forum members will be trying to duplicate that. If I didn't already have one, I'd give it a shot myself.

Oh, and I like the "Fords in the snow" shot from later in your gallery. Reminds me of the day early last spring when I took my 32 for a little spin over to see some friends. A surprise storm kicked up and by the time I got back home there were three inches of snow on the roads. Talk about squirrelly.

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Old 08-30-2004, 11:29 AM
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The lift is awesome. Very impressed!!!!

I'll have to hunt around and see if I can find the materials around town. After seeing what you've done, I bet my son and I could put one together.


How long did it take you to build it?

Thanks for sharing.

Love the winter shots....looks just like home here in Wisconsin, doesn't it cboy!!!!

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Love the winter shots....looks just like home here in Wisconsin, doesn't it cboy!!!!

Yeah...in September!!!!!!!!
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