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    Do any of you have any knowledge or experience with (if this even exists) a car lift that would lift the whole car up a couple or more feet? There is no way I can get one of those 2 or 4 poster hydraulic lifts, but I've seen little ones called cycle lifts and am wondering if there is such a thing for a car.

    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

  • #2
    This may be what you are looking for.
    http://www.americanautomotiveequipme...Lifts-s/29.htm

    Bob Langer
    Glenshaw,PA



    Bob Langer
    Glenshaw,PA

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    • #3
      Recently saw a floor mounted lift with no uprights that bolted down flat on the floor listed in an auction flyer.It was one of the western auto stores that was closing down here.Dont know any more about it than that but would have worked in the low ceiling shop my car is at now.Unfortunately I was unable to attend the auction so I dont know what it brought,but seems as though many of these old western autos were built around the same time and seem to be closing out(here anyway) so I would think you could find one.I wouldnt trust the cycle lifts with the weight of a car though.Good luck,Steve
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      • #4
        I have one I bought from Harbor Freight for $750.00 delivered, been using it for 4 years.

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          geez Bob, ever since you gave me something for nothing you must think I am made out of money! Still haven't gotten that first letter, but I keep my mail box out there at the street in case it comes. I had no idea those lifts would cost that, but that is exactly what I was thinking about. Oh, well.

          I agree Wolfie that the cycle ones wouldn't be heavy enough. Haven't look at any, so don't know, but just can't imagine they could handle 3000 lbs.

          Thanks, anyway, guys.

          '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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          • #6
            Thanks JDP. I'll go by there and see what they have. That's closer to the upper price range I was thinking of.

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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            • #7
              Check out Harbor Freight on line prior to spending any money at the real stores. Very often they have the SAME item on line for a better price, and will honor it if you bring the print-out of the online item description.

              Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
              '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

                geez Bob, ever since you gave me something for nothing you must think I am made out of money! Still haven't gotten that first letter, but I keep my mail box out there at the street in case it comes. I had no idea those lifts would cost that, but that is exactly what I was thinking about. Oh, well.





                Bob, make sure you check for the special price. They sent me an e-mail last week offering $500.00 off the 57 inch lift. I just thought being a Texan you had money to burn!

                Bob Langer
                Glenshaw,PA



                Bob Langer
                Glenshaw,PA

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                • #9
                  Here (not on sale)

                  http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46604

                  JDP/Maryland
                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    Thanks JDP. I looked at that one page and am going to browse the website when I get off of here.
                    I am curious what that "starting lift height" means. The car has to be 15" high before you start using the lift?

                    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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                    • #11
                      Bob, I never even noticed that special pricing button. Thanks. Too much smoke from the burning money in my eyes.

                      '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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                      • #12
                        What confuses me, is my $750 lift is now over 2K and is here:

                        http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98168

                        JDP/Maryland
                        JDP Maryland

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                        • #13
                          Ok, JDP, you talked me into it. I'll give you $300 for yours and you can buy the 2K one. You are one tough negotiator.

                          '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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                          • #14
                            http://www.kwiklift.com/features-all.htm

                            How about something like this? may not go as high as you want, and would need floor jack, but ramp breaks down for easy storage.


                            read, then go to photo's section, then click on "show shots"

                            If money wasn't an issue, and I had a dream shop I'd at least consider a parallelogram lift, drive on lift up, and no tall beams to work around. Granted you have to work around the lifts structure, that's why the 2and4 post lifts are popular, they clear up the whole under cariage inorder to work.
                            http://www.hunter.com/pub/company/ne...ive/prRMHD.htm
                            Chop Stu
                            61 Lark

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                            • #15
                              That low rise drive on would have very limited use. My frame lift job is perfect for brake work and more, the drive on would be useless for that.

                              JDP/Maryland
                              JDP Maryland

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