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4 post lift
#1330520 Sun Oct 20 2019 01:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 192
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Just finished assembly and fine tuning of my new 4 post lift. No more crawling around under old rust for this old man. Wish I could have done it many years ago.

Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1330603 Mon Oct 21 2019 01:23 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 223
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I'm happy for you, Mike! Great addition to your shop. The only way I'd be happier is if you were my next door neighbor.

Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1330626 Mon Oct 21 2019 12:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,622
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I did that and 2012 and that is by far the best tool in the garage and great for our aging bones!


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1330634 Mon Oct 21 2019 01:01 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Bought one 4 years ago. Best investment in my back, ever!


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


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Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1330652 Mon Oct 21 2019 02:32 PM
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Posts: 2,498
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Lots of different opinions on 2 vs 4 post lifts but almost zero argument on which is better when joints get old and muscles aren't as flexible. My 2 post gathers dust now while the 4 post gets a near daily workout. I did get rolling jacks for the 4 post so one can do brakes, suspension, etc, all at a comfortable height. If I got down to position the arms on the 2 post it would take at least two of the young skinny guys to stand the old fat guy back upright.


Evan
Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1330653 Mon Oct 21 2019 02:38 PM
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Evan, you make a completely valid point, every garage needs both a 4 post and two post lift. Every time I do a tire rotation, I tell myself about the value of a two post

Last edited by sstock; Mon Oct 21 2019 02:39 PM.

1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1336874 Sun Dec 08 2019 02:33 AM
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Posts: 1,469
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Which one did you get Mike? Seems to me the rolling jack is the great equalizer to the 2 post, plus I can store my vette on it to save a space. Sucks that bendpack went to standard gray paint. I don't want any gray in my shop.


Allen
Yeah, well, that's just like, you know , your opinion, man - The Dude

1948 Chevy 3600 - goal Original restoration, Current Stage 1 - Disassembly and getting body in primer
1954 GMC 3100 goal Hot Rod, Current Stage 1 - Get body in primer
1931 Ford Model A 5 window Coupe - Old Skool Hot Rod
1945 Ford 2N Tractor - Runs great
1964 Ford 2000 Tractor - Use it every week
1974 Stingray Corvette

Re: 4 post lift
Allen Lane #1336900 Sun Dec 08 2019 02:12 PM
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Posts: 192
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I bought the Titan extended version. A little taller and a little longer. I was talking to a guy who had the standard version and he said that his Ford F150 wouldn't fit under it, and barely fit on top, lengthwise. So I bought the EXT version, and am glad that I did. A friend helped me move the heavy pieces around to approximate locations, and from there I assembled it myself. I'm basically happy with the quality, instructions, and etc. I've only had it for a couple of months, but already love it. I didn't spring for the rolling jack, but it would be a nice addition. Mine came with a sliding jack tray that I think will meet most of my needs, plus I'm somewhat of a tightwad.

Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1336904 Sun Dec 08 2019 02:54 PM
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Posts: 668
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I guess you just became the most popular guy on the block. grin

Last edited by TUTS 59; Sun Dec 08 2019 02:54 PM.

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Re: 4 post lift
Mike Burns #1336948 Sun Dec 08 2019 07:14 PM
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Posts: 4,409
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My 4-post came from a Midas Muffler shop that was relocating and not taking their lifts.

I blasted and painted it before I installed it in my shop. It's rated at 12,000 pounds and will pick up the tow truck, but not the fire truck...

Mike B smile

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