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Hydraulic/scissor lifts?


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#1 coylethebarbarian

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

I know "The Dude Abides" has the thread about updating his Jacks. I've follow that one, and I agree that sometimes the floor jack, bottle jacks, blocks of wood and jack stands can be a pain in the rump roast...don't get me wrong-that's what I use too-But...

I've been considering a hydraulic lift. I've noticed several on Craigslist in my area. One would fit nicely in my garage. I'm going to be working on rust areas, welding/cutting areas of the body and frame, etc. So I wonder if one of these smaller lifts-that elevate the auto to about waist level would be worth it for $500-700?

Here's some links...thoughts?

$500 local lift

http://albuquerque.c...1683224623.html


Rotory Brand Lifts $650 each or $1050 both
http://albuquerque.c...1710733474.html

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:49 AM

Bump to get this up on the New Posts again for someone to notice~:grin:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 12:31 PM

They do not expose enough of the bottom of the car in my opinion. Too much crap in the way to be useful unless you are a tire/wheel/brake shop. Then they are economical but only for 2nd, 3rd lifts. You still need the primary lift to be a full height unit that exposes the full undercarriage.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:54 PM

They do not expose enough of the bottom of the car in my opinion. Too much crap in the way to be useful unless you are a tire/wheel/brake shop. Then they are economical but only for 2nd, 3rd lifts. You still need the primary lift to be a full height unit that exposes the full undercarriage.

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GD~Thanks, that was what I was thinking myself. For the money it's not worth it then...I'll continue to use the good ol' jack and jack stand system then!

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

What I am considering doing is putting a pit in my garage and then getting something like this:

http://www.northernt...20827_200320827

Relatively inexpensive compared to post lifts and I couldn't fit a post lift in my garage anyway.

Or even just the pit....as the plastic surgeons like to say..... "It's easier to dig a hole than make a pole." :lol:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:16 PM

What I am considering doing is putting a pit in my garage and then getting something like this:

http://www.northernt...20827_200320827

Relatively inexpensive compared to post lifts and I couldn't fit a post lift in my garage anyway.


Or even just the pit....as the plastic surgeons like to say..... "It's easier to dig a hole than make a pole." :lol:

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I've often thought of a pit when I build my garage, and that's what my Dad wants too so he's pressing me for it as well.

True, while a post lift is great they are so costly (relatively speaking when you don't have a business that needs one) and like you say, room in a small garage.

The pit you posted the link to, their lifts are virtually like a few for sale here in Albuquerque...too bad I don't have a pit already

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:18 PM


Or even just the pit....as the plastic surgeons like to say..... "It's easier to dig a hole than make a pole." :lol:

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I forgot to mention this....of course, there's not much I can add to that!:grin:

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:59 PM

id check fort lewis for hydro gear. they throw stuff away all the time

(or your local army base)




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