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The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: December 07, 2017 06:56AM

I don't own one, but for those of you that do, the following article might be of interest:

[www.hagerty.com]



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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: December 07, 2017 07:18AM

I’d like to get one but can’t justify the cost, when I have a jack and stands. Someday I’ll get a post lift that I don’t have to crawl under.

Someone managed to get a shot at the Corvair in the comments. eye rolling smiley



Will
Northern California

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 07, 2017 07:30AM

I have a 4-post lift and an EZCarLift. Love them both! A 2-post lift would replace both of them but I just didn't have the room in the garage for one, they require a lot more width than other lifts.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 07, 2017 08:10AM

Accidents can happen at any time. No reason to take chances. This fellow's style lift I would never have acquired. @ post lifts are really great. I used to have one. My choice for my home garage... I have the EZ Car Lift and have enjoyed it for over 7 years.
Be safe my friends.

Corventure Dave

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: December 07, 2017 09:47AM

Love Mine.

John Shoemaker,Riegelsville,PA.
1958 Impala Sport Cp. 348 ,pg/ac
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Monza 110/PG Vert
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
66 CorV8 350 "firevair"Custom Show




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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: December 07, 2017 09:51AM

Dayum, i wish i had a garage like that to work on my car. A 2 car garage with all my tools and a super beetle in, is hard to work on, really hard to work on.....trust me.

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 07, 2017 10:43AM

I've had my old "Wheel Lift" almost 45 years...and it has an automatic mechanical lock..was old when I bought it..





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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: December 07, 2017 02:12PM

To Troy Widtfeldt, I feel your pain!
The rest of you with various lifts, I'm envious.

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: December 07, 2017 02:30PM

Here's my "lift" capability such as it is. Try removing a fully assembled cross
member or tunnel cover with an 18 inch cleance and arthritis. Beyond labor of love,
a real test of manhood.

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 07, 2017 05:37PM

phill66 Wrote:
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> Here's my "lift" capability such as it is. Try
> removing a fully assembled cross
> member or tunnel cover with an 18 inch cleance and
> arthritis. Beyond labor of love,
> a real test of manhood.


Phil,
You are scaring me, man ! ! !
Those are NOT jack-stands !
Those are "Travel-Trailer Stabilizers !
They are NOT designed to hold any amount of weight!
Those are meant only to be tightened-up under the corners of an RV to stop suspension bounce while moving around inside.
The suspension of the trailer is supposed to still hold all of the weight, even though many people do raise their trailers with them, that is NOT what they are designed for, and have ZERO weight rating!

Please ! ! !

Please ! ! !

PLEASE ! ! !

Go to Wal Mart, Bi Mart, F.L.A.P.S, Harbor Freight, where ever, and spend $60. or less on some REAL Jack-stands ! ! !

BEFORE you ever crawl back under that car!
PLEASE ! ! !

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: December 07, 2017 06:35PM

American Mel,
Thanks for the concern, however, if you notice to the right, I also have floor jacks
positioned underneath. I doubt that both would give way at the same time.
I do have real jack stands too.

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 07, 2017 06:37PM

thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
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'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: December 08, 2017 07:49AM

American Mel, those travel trailer stabilizers I use have a 3 ton (6000 lb) load
rating. That's more than twice the weight of the entire vehicle. I like using them
in conjunction with floor jacks, especially at the rear of the car where easily
accessible hard points are few. I Use the floor jack at the rear triangular jack point
and adjust the stabilizer at another hard point for safety.

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 08, 2017 10:26AM

I think the guy just doesn't know how to use his lift!

The Lock he has to mess with should be flipped when in the Down position... then as the lift rises it just falls into place as he passes each step!









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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 08, 2017 12:04PM

Are you sure you guys aren't over thinking this, just kidding, couldn't resist.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: December 08, 2017 12:34PM

As a native Texan,I'd call that a Bubba style lift with a poor man's engine cradle.



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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 08, 2017 12:51PM

Actually it was the first weekend warm enough to work outside in 1969. The place was Cedar Falls Iowa. I was in Waterloo for NCR training, froze my buns off. More than 1000 miles from home and the pilot bushing went nuts, I didn't want to drive it that far home like that. The mechanic at the Chevy garage told me what it was. Said he had changed a bunch that winter and thought it was the severe cold cause the lube not to work. Fortunately I had a great roommate and friend to help. We are still friends, his ride is a 67 Shelby small block.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 08, 2017 05:53PM

I used to have an old 2 post, you had to manually release the safety to lower it which is normal but it latched in the released position and reset when it hit the floor if you were only lowering a bit you had to remember to reset the latch. I now have a 4 post that about idiot proof. Safety engages about a foot off the floor.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: December 08, 2017 09:40PM

Using a cement block for a jack stand is what I call a DEAD MANS future.

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Re: The joy of owning a mid-rise lift
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 09, 2017 04:52AM

The cement block was only supporting the front half of the hung engine. The weight of the car was on wooding stumps. All we could find in the apartment parking lot.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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