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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155797 Sat Mar 19 2016 10:47 PM
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Ssrjim Offline
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I lifted the truck enough to slip some jack stands under the axles then lowered the lift. 4 wheels off the ground just like that.

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155827 Sun Mar 20 2016 04:02 AM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
I have the sliding jacking plate and a 4 ton bottle jack. One wheel at a time. Sometimes you have to get creative to find a spot to get a full stroke of the jack handle. Air/hydrolic bottle jack eliminates that problem.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155834 Sun Mar 20 2016 05:44 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155921 Sun Mar 20 2016 09:27 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Yup, just haven't gotten to the purchase. They do make it where you have to lift the wheels up quite a distance to put them back on. If you have a bad back it could be a problem.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1159018 Thu Apr 07 2016 05:06 PM
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Mike B Offline
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Here's a picture of my Tow Truck on my 12k 4-post lift.

http://s160.photobucket.com/user/st...2002_zpsdz70l3we.jpg.html?sort=3&o=5

Another down side to the 4-post is you always have to duck under the ramps every time you need another tool. I don't use the lift as much as I thought I would, it's just simpler to work on the floor for me. I mostly work on big trucks so floor clearance is not an issue.

Mike B smile

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1159027 Thu Apr 07 2016 05:57 PM
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just-a-hacker Offline
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Mike B ,
nice set up, must be a tall ceiling for that boom to clear when on lift

I do not have a lift, but when I helped with the race car,the lift was nice to have,but it also could get in the way at times.

I'm still not positive I would use it enough ,although being able to park under can be helpful


just-a-hacker


'49 3100 before '99
Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1159028 Thu Apr 07 2016 06:06 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Mike B,

What brand/model lift? Although, I think my situation is like yours regarding a need for a lift.

What is the material covering your ceiling?


Tim
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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1160300 Thu Apr 14 2016 06:18 AM
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Mike B Offline
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I only got the lift because I was at the right place at the right time...a Midus Muffler Shop was relocation to a new building and wasn't taking any of their lifts with them. So by word of mouth they sold all the lifts for $500 each in about 15 min. I took the only 4-post that was set up for alignment work and a buddy took two of the 2-post. The owner told me to come back the next Sunday to disassemble it and haul it out. When my son and I got there Sunday the owner said they were slow on Friday so he had his mechanics take it down. He set the entire lift on my car trailer with his fork lift and we were gone in 15 minutes...great deal!

I don't remember what make the lift is...I'll try to look next time I'm out there, it was a national brand.

I have a 16" high ceiling that has white ribbed sheet metal (just like roofing tin). It's screwed to the trussed and then I had 14" of blown fiberglass insulation installed on top of it.

Mike B smile

Re: Under lift stands that fold up? [Re: Grigg] #1189382 Thu Nov 03 2016 09:31 PM
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just-a-hacker Offline
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INTERESTING,
I would probably go with the 4 post drive on.

I have a vivid memory of a car that fell off the arms on a 2 post.
(brand new car,new undercoating didn't grip)

I guess I am not sure about wanting 15ft ceilings.
(heating)


just-a-hacker


'49 3100 before '99
Re: Under lift stands that fold up? [Re: Denny Graham] #1189426 Fri Nov 04 2016 03:58 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
40' ceilings. The heaters work fine. http://www.bunchobikes.com/lift2.jpg

New 2 post/4 arm works great, too.

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