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Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265726 Sun May 13 2018 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Organbuilder
I've been hoping for some sort of MacGyver solution, maybe using a vacuum cleaner and three burned out light bulbs. Where are the answers from the corner-cutters?


They are all dead.


I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
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Re: Two post lift usage
Hotrod Lincoln #1265727 Sun May 13 2018 06:58 PM
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Welding rock maple is a challenge.


It may not be the easy way, but it is the Cowboy Way - Ranger Doug
Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world. - Ben Okri
1953 Chevy 3100
1960 Volvo PV 544
1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe
Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265736 Sun May 13 2018 07:49 PM
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Faced with your problem, I cut 6'' blocks of wood and using a fostner bit bored holes the same size as the acme threads. I then turned the end plates up side down and screwed them all the way through the extension arm. This exposed about 3'' of threads which fit into the holes holding the blocks firmly.... Well, you did ask for a redneck fix.

Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265739 Sun May 13 2018 07:58 PM
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I have found a local source for extensions. I like fashioning my own parts but my wife gets terribly nervous everytime I say "I made it myself." I wonder why that is?


It may not be the easy way, but it is the Cowboy Way - Ranger Doug
Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world. - Ben Okri
1953 Chevy 3100
1960 Volvo PV 544
1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe
Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265740 Sun May 13 2018 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Organbuilder
Welding rock maple is a challenge.


Just use a hardwood dowel rod and lots of amperage. Have a buddy stand by with a good fire extinguisher!
LOL!
Jerry



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Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265749 Sun May 13 2018 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Organbuilder
Welding rock maple is a challenge.

JB WELD? grin


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
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Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265793 Mon May 14 2018 12:40 AM
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On my Rotary two post lift the arms have a short and long flip up lifting pad which covers most needs but on early cars with the tall running board splash aprons we had to make up taller pads to reach the frame. Our model has a pivot pin on the pad that runs through the arm and is held in place with a snap ring. IIRC the pin has about a 7/8 diameter so we just welded that size pin to a steel box that drops into the factory hole in the arm. We often have to jack up with a floor jack to get the taller stands under the running boards and again to get them off but it is safe.


Evan
Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265817 Mon May 14 2018 04:04 AM
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When I bought my lift I bought 3" and 6" extensions with it. They interlock under the adjustable ones that are on the arms. That gives me a height of 6" and 9". I don't remember the price but they were not much. They are kind of important. I wouldn't mess around with fabbing something up and hope it works, but that's just me.


Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
Re: Two post lift usage
bartamos #1265825 Mon May 14 2018 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by bartamos
They are all dead.


Amazingly, there seems to be an endless supply of replacements:


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Re: Two post lift usage
Organbuilder #1265848 Mon May 14 2018 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Organbuilder
I have found a local source for extensions. I like fashioning my own parts but my wife gets terribly nervous everytime I say "I made it myself." I wonder why that is?


My 2 cents: Given the investment in the truck so far, and then buying a lift, it seems to me a few hundred extra bucks for the correct extensions is well worth the expense. There are way too many stories with sad endings to take a chance with a back yard engineered work around.

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