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02-25-2013 07:58 AM
35terraplane Ie can move my four post like that all you have to do is weld straps between posts. as long as you have a good surface to pull it on tou can move it. ijust put my 46 on mine then moved it across the room.

bob
02-24-2013 06:54 PM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by Old Fool View Post
Yes I did, do you own one of those and if so how do you like it? thanks
No I don't own a lift But I've been wanting a 2 post for a while now.
The scissor lifts are the only portable ones I believe.
02-24-2013 06:42 PM
Old Fool
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373 View Post
Did you check the link i posted. They have tons of lifts similar to the one you posted.
Yes I did, do you own one of those and if so how do you like it? thanks
02-24-2013 04:54 PM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by Old Fool View Post
2 post and 4 post lifts are nice but not what I want or can use for my needs.

I really would like to hear from anyone that has bought or used one.

For example, my next door neighbor is also a car guy and it would be nice to be able to just tow it behind the lawn tractor right down the street and up hisdriveway for those times he could use it and I didnt have it occupied.
I would like to be able to move it between my shop, my garage and my storage building also.
Did you check the link i posted. They have tons of lifts similar to the one you posted.
02-24-2013 04:26 PM
Old Fool 2 post and 4 post lifts are nice but not what I want or can use for my needs.

I really would like to hear from anyone that has bought or used one.

For example, my next door neighbor is also a car guy and it would be nice to be able to just tow it behind the lawn tractor right down the street and up hisdriveway for those times he could use it and I didnt have it occupied.
I would like to be able to move it between my shop, my garage and my storage building also.
02-24-2013 10:29 AM
35terraplane I have a four post lift that will go up high enough that I can almost stand straight up under the car and I'm 6'2". I can stop it on saftey pegs all the way up, I stop it and can do body work on the bottom side of a car no problem just pull my stool up and go. It will move with wheels anywhere in my shop,part of my shop has 15' ceilings,the other half 10'.

Bob
02-24-2013 07:46 AM
bigdog7373 Automotive Lifts | Auto Repair | Northern Tool + Equipment
02-20-2013 05:38 AM
Old Fool Very nice!
02-17-2013 05:18 AM
poncho62 Not a production lift, but a guy I know built this lift table, I believe from some loading dock equipment......very cool I thought

Homebuilt hoist for tight spaces and low ceilings - Ontario Rodders










02-16-2013 09:05 PM
35prog
mid rise lift

I have an Atlas brand lift with a 6000 lbs rating. It is great, however, there are a few drawbacks.

1) I have had several vehicles that scrub when driving on it. Need a couple of risers on each side of it. ( I use 2 X 12 's) but will be trying styrofoam glued to 1/4 plywood. to make them easier to handle.

2) Max lift of 58" (I think) is not quite high enough to sit on a rolling stool to work under.

3) If wheels are removed, and veh is let clear down it will not re-lift it without minor assistance.

4) The cable on the safety release is not as long as the hyd hose and is a trip hazard. And a longer cord is needed on the unit to eliminate an extension cord.

And pluses

5) For body work and painting it is the absolute best. Would not be without one now that I have used it. I feel it makes your finished product better to keep it at a good work height.

6) Able to raise and lower during painting without stirring up dirt and insure good coverage on the rockers and wheel wells. If you do not use pps cups it is hard to get a good gun angle.

7) Very happy with it overall.
02-13-2013 12:02 PM
Old Fool
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Originally Posted by streetrodderbn View Post
What do you mean by "mid rise lift"? Years ago I had a "Quicklift" that was basically a drive on ramp system. It lifted the car @ 2 ft. off the ground and you used a floor jack to lift the ramps to allow the drop down rear legs to lock them in place. This system is one of the few types for low ceiling height, It was well made, It worked ok, but you still have to crawl under the car to work on it! I think it would be fairly easy to use a set of wheel dollies to make the Quicklift portable,check the internet, they may even have a wheel kit now!
There are numerous brands, the one in the picture is GregSmith.

02-13-2013 06:29 AM
streetrodderbn What do you mean by "mid rise lift"? Years ago I had a "Quicklift" that was basically a drive on ramp system. It lifted the car @ 2 ft. off the ground and you used a floor jack to lift the ramps to allow the drop down rear legs to lock them in place. This system is one of the few types for low ceiling height, It was well made, It worked ok, but you still have to crawl under the car to work on it! I think it would be fairly easy to use a set of wheel dollies to make the Quicklift portable,check the internet, they may even have a wheel kit now!
02-12-2013 08:04 AM
454 Rattler There must be someone around here that will tell us about their hoist.


454 RATTLER
02-11-2013 08:50 AM
Old Fool
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Just wishing I had one. Three buddies have the 4-post lifts. They love them.


454 RATTLER
4 posts are sweet, but not for my application.

Most of my use would be for body work.
My bad back necessitates no stooping,leaning,bending.

Mid lift, a stool & a chair would make life a lot easier Dam hard to get up off the floor from seated position without getting on hands and knees, then slowly continue to get up using a chair for support.

<NEWS FLASH> Take Care of Your Back While You Can

I would like to be able to move it from the shop to the "booth" and the mid lifts appear to be able to provide that function.
02-11-2013 08:32 AM
454 Rattler Just wishing I had one. Three buddies have the 4-post lifts. They love them.


454 RATTLER
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