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Re: Scissor Car Lifts
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 11, 2009 07:52AM

For Vairs... the part you work on hang over the ends!! Everything there is wide open..

As far as the tunnel pan.. you have 4-6"...

Creeper? Who uses them?

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: J. Yaros ()
Date: February 12, 2009 08:07AM

tboltkc:

Well 57" is about 4ft. 9 in., right? Can't stand under it. Guess you can "scoot" around on your tush under it? Seems to me doing so, at times, would be a little like a kid playing on monkey bars at a playground?

I am not against it, and do not intend to discourage anyone, if it works for them, and their situation. If anything, what I am saying is, given the lift market, I do not know that 1800 Bucks is that good of a deal.

I fully understand the low clearance situation 99.4% face. I haD the same problem. I am not being faceitous when I say my solution was to "raise the roof!"

Jean & Dave Yaros
1963 Corvair Monza Conv w/4-speed manual [Former Owners]


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Re: Car Lifts
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 12, 2009 08:19AM

Dean, you do not have to raise these lifts all the way up..

I lay on soft carpet...warm....GGG

Only raising the car to a comfortable height... for working under it.

For working in interiors / wheels / suspensions... I raise it all the way up.

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: J. Yaros ()
Date: February 12, 2009 10:16AM

Lest anyone think I was kidding with my statement about raising the rooof:



Dave-

Jean & Dave Yaros
1963 Corvair Monza Conv w/4-speed manual [Former Owners]


[www.scribd.com]The home of Car Collector Chronicles®
[GrayLady.atwebpages.com]The home of The Gray Lady, a 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
[www.freewebs.com]The home of SAVED 62, a 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 convertible
[GDYNets.atwebpages.com]The home of Dave's Den, a web site featuring the "Steel City" of Gary, Indiana

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 13, 2009 09:39PM

J. Yaros writes:

Look at the pic and tell me how you could roll on a creeper underneath the car, starting at the front, and going on to the back?

I am not saying this lift might have some useful functionality, but it seems pretty limited. It might be great for rotating tires and brake jobs, but I don't know that I would want to use to, for example, put on a new exhaust system?

So Seth writes:
Well I have been able to get to almost anything under the car. The lift maxes out at 26" vertical lift. After the car is up, you can remove the link at the rear which for most purposes frees everything, but even with the link in, the complete powertrain is available for removing. The link across the front goes up with the sides, if it is up, you have 20+ inches vertical and you can scoot on the creeper fully front to rear - unless you are "huge". I removed and replaced the powertrain and, of course swapped the exhaust system. With it up, you have complete access to the front suspension as well. I also like the "Take-apart" feature.

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: J. Yaros ()
Date: February 14, 2009 09:29AM

Seth,

I am pleased it all works for you. You obviously are willing to tolerate working conditions which some of us ol' codgers (me) could not take!

You mention 26"of lift. I thought earlier in this thread we were discussing a lift height of 57"? Just how high does the EX get the car off the ground?

Dave -

Jean & Dave Yaros
1963 Corvair Monza Conv w/4-speed manual [Former Owners]


[www.scribd.com]The home of Car Collector Chronicles®
[GrayLady.atwebpages.com]The home of The Gray Lady, a 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
[www.freewebs.com]The home of SAVED 62, a 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 convertible
[GDYNets.atwebpages.com]The home of Dave's Den, a web site featuring the "Steel City" of Gary, Indiana

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: February 14, 2009 09:41AM

J. Yaros Wrote:
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> You mention 26"of lift. I thought earlier in this
> thread we were discussing a lift height of 57"?
> Just how high does the EX get the car off the
> ground?
>
Two lifts have been discussed (and confused in this thread. The one with the higher lift is a conventional scissors lift that has a very obstructed center area. The EZ Lift has a 26" lift and is very open in the center section. If you're going to be working from a creeper,then a 20-26" lift is the ideal height.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: February 14, 2009 12:17PM

You guys are killing me. angry smiley

I have been reasonably happy with jack stands and a floor jack for thirty years and this thread has pretty much convinced me I need an EZ lift. The tax refund might just be enough for this.

Do they ever go on sale for a better price?

26" sounds pretty much perfect for me in doing both front and rear end work...I mean if I cannot have a real lift. I like the idea of all four off the floor at the same time to grease bearings, adjust brakes, etc.

Maybe the local club wants to buy one for our meetings.

Hmmmnn...

Darrin

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: corvairtherapy ()
Date: February 14, 2009 12:50PM

Actually 26" is too high for working off a creeper for me ( 6 foot-215 lbs.) I find about 18" is just about right. 26" is great for brake work.

Dave.. .

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: corvairtherapy ()
Date: February 14, 2009 12:52PM

Darrin PM

Dave.. .

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: Shawn ()
Date: February 14, 2009 01:27PM

Darrin,
Your thoughts echo my thoughts exactly. Maybe we could get a discount by ordering two at the same time.

Shawn

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: J. Yaros ()
Date: February 16, 2009 07:07AM

Monza Dave,

I now do understand that apples and oranges are being mixed in the thread. I went back and studied how that happened.

Having looked at the EZCarlift presentation, I have no arguments with the clearance provided. The lift indeed has a useful functionality. What I will say, it was painful to me to watch the video of the guy scooting around/under the car on the creeper. I know, and admit, that I am getting too old for that!

My statements on undercarriage access stand with respect to the 2d, scissor, lift brought into the thread with the comment of "twice the lift at half the price."

If you gave that lift to me, I would turn around and sell it!

Dave -

Jean & Dave Yaros
1963 Corvair Monza Conv w/4-speed manual [Former Owners]


[www.scribd.com]The home of Car Collector Chronicles®
[GrayLady.atwebpages.com]The home of The Gray Lady, a 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
[www.freewebs.com]The home of SAVED 62, a 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 convertible
[GDYNets.atwebpages.com]The home of Dave's Den, a web site featuring the "Steel City" of Gary, Indiana



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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: 65CorsaTurbo ()
Date: February 18, 2009 07:36PM

Here is a link to a pretty good write-up by a BMW owner with an EZCARLIFT....
[mysite.verizon.net]

Bill (B.Y.)
1965 Monza convertible, red/red, white top, 110, auto.
1965 Corsa 180 (under restoration)
1966 500, white/red/110/auto (sold)
1967 Crown V-8 (sold)
Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: corvairtherapy ()
Date: February 19, 2009 06:55AM

WOW! Who'da thunk BMW guys worked on their own cars! GGGGGGG

Dave.. .

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: April 10, 2009 04:05AM

OK, this is a better deal on the EZ car lift. I am in the buy category and already got an invoice...waiting for the price to drop a little bit more.

[www.gotogroupbuy.com]

Seth's experience seems persuasive...manufactured by a Corvair guy. He contacted me already, so not a scam or anything.

Shawn, you may want to sign up...over $500 off the original price...could go down a bit more.

I really want a new garage and a real lift...but this seems better than a floor jack and a million jack stands by a good margin. I am hoping that this lift combined with the ATV jack I bought last year will be a good solo powerpak swap setup. Seems I do that every couple of months lately.

Darrin
Bethesda

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: corvairtherapy ()
Date: April 10, 2009 06:21PM

Darrin. PM

Dave...

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: 65CorsaTurbo ()
Date: April 10, 2009 07:04PM

Wow !! smiling bouncing smileyI've been wanting one of the EZlifts for awhile, but too much money. Current price on ezcarlift site is 1795 plus 150 shipping. On the group buy link (see Darrin's post above) there are 9 committed buyers tonight making the price $1405.69. (plus shipping of 150 or so)
If they get 2 more buyers for a total of 11, (11-20) the price drops to $1338.75 !
If they get 21-100 buyers the price drops to an even more affordable $1275.00 There are 32 "interested buyers", so if only 12 more people sign on with a $50.00 deposit, the price lowers to $1275. Let's do it....
I hope I'm not wrong about that....if someone can give it a second look to confirm, that would be great. Maybe I'm missing something.....
I tried to sign up to make my $50.00 deposit, but it said it was unavailable from my IP address due to too many requests...I'll retry tomorrow.
Maybe we should make a new thread just relating to the GROUP BUY to get the message out once.
Bill

Bill (B.Y.)
1965 Monza convertible, red/red, white top, 110, auto.
1965 Corsa 180 (under restoration)
1966 500, white/red/110/auto (sold)
1967 Crown V-8 (sold)
Pittsburgh, Pa.



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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: DaSpyder ()
Date: April 10, 2009 09:43PM

If you're considering a lift of any kind you might want to check out these guys [www.gregsmithequipment.com]

Back whan I was looking for a lift I looked at many at the Daytona Turkey run. What really got my attention was the booth for Eagle (I think). They really pushed their product and warned me to stay away from those "Chinese" lifts, theirs were American made in Texas.

I later found a booth for the Direct Lift (gregs equipment is a major supplier for this brand and many others). The price at this booth was less than half on a comparable lift as the Eagle brand.

The guy at Direct asked me to do a REAL comparison, he also explained that many lifts sold in the US are Chinese, or at least that's where the main components are made. But if the parts are made in China and assembled in the US they can be sold as US made.

So I took some pictures of the Direct lift and went back to the Eagle booth for comparison. Every single piece was identical. They both were the exact construction, all locks, levers etc. were identical. The electric motor had the exact same ID plates and the hydraulic cylinder and hoses were the same as well. The only difference between the two is that the Eagle was painted red while the Direct was black and each had their respective labels. The Eagle claimed to be US made while the Direct was chinese.

So anyway, I ended up buying a Direct lift from a local vendor who got their supply from Greg's Equipment, which cost me less than half the price of an Eagle including delivery and setup.

At that time I was interested in a 4 post lift and that's what I did the comparison on and what I bought.

I bought a Direct Lift 4 post with casters rated at 7,000 lb. I used it for 4 years and lifted probably over 1,000 cars ranging anywhere from a sport compact up to a Ford F-350 quad cab 4x4 with absolutely no problems what so ever.

My only regret was selling our house and leaving the lift, I will eventually get another lift and you can bet your sweet bippy that I'll go back to Gregs Equipment when I'm ready.

BTW: I mentioned Eagle as the comparative lift to the Direct Lift but that may be incorrect, it was a very long hot day and we did many comparisons. Weather it was an Eagle / Direct comparison or one of the other brands. It was a comparison of the Direct brand to a "US" brand that made everything come to light. I'm not trying to slam ANY US branded product, but just want to point out that you may be looking at a wolf in sheeps clothing. - Dan

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: ScottS ()
Date: April 10, 2009 10:30PM

I drove out to Greg Smith to buy TWO lifts , told them I wanted two , one for each bay in my garage , the salesman said he had to check with the boss regarding a reduced price for 2 . I also wanted to see them and mark them so I knew the ones I saw were the ones I got. THey had one "in the warehouse" but didn't want to move some other stuff so we could see it. Basically pretty fishy , since I was standing in the warehouse and wanted to see the lifts I was buying. So , the boss came over , asked me what I was planning to do with 2 lifts, I told him I had 4 cars , so I could maybe keep two up in the air and two underneath, he asked me what kind of cars , I showed him my performance workshop t-shirt and told him about the Corvair Olympics .

He said, " What kind of fool would race Corvairs ?, Performance Corvairs, that's a joke".

Don't know what he said after that because I was out the door. Products may be good, but to me they are just as fishy as just about everyone in that business.

Kevin and I found a decent guy who helped him out with his lift even though he didn't buy it from him, he is in Mantua Ohio so not so far from Greg Smith in Indy , if you guys are out west maybe that's a dfferent story

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Re: EZ Car Lift
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 10, 2009 10:57PM

Out west we're so close to China they just toss it over the pond!! GGG

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