Better than jack stands- mid rise lift options?

Started by jvanzyl, March 22, 2022, 19:48

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Mollydog

this is the scissor lift I'm looking at at the moment

https://www.youtube.com/user/Equipment4Garages

they sent me size details to see if I can fit it in my (nearly finished) garage

Joesson

Quote from: Mollydog on September 13, 2022, 08:42this is the scissor lift I'm looking at at the moment

https://www.youtube.com/user/Equipment4Garages

they sent me size details to see if I can fit it in my (nearly finished) garage


Can't make out which lift your contemplating from the link, but if it fits, not forgetting height wise of course, a lift of any type would be a big bonus for you as your videos always seem to be of you working outside on your 2.

Call the midlife!

I keep looking at these lifts but the problem I have is the available length of garage isn't really long enough to accommodate the movement of the lifts in the forward and backward motions.
Because they don't lift in a direct vertical plane I don't think I can fit one far enough forward to not be fouling on the garage door when it's raised. 
Plus I tend to slide under the car from the side when it's on stands or from the front and then pull myself along using the braces etc.
60% of the time it works everytime...

Joesson

A previously unmentioned but valid point. My problem is the garage width, very tight down each side, but I can get in to work, remove the wheels etc. I usually get under from one end or the other, when the car is on axle stands, the rear to middle has a section of vinyl flooring removed from our kitchen and "recycled". I use a piece of carpet, topside down, as a crawler mat.

Ardent


Mollydog

Quote from: Joesson on September 13, 2022, 10:53Can't make out which lift your contemplating from the link, but if it fits, not forgetting height wise of course, a lift of any type would be a big bonus for you as your videos always seem to be of you working outside on your 2.


You're right, I've  been working on my cars outside for years, in fact we moved in our present bungalow around 38 years ago and it had a single garage you couldn't drive in a new Mini in, so never used it to work on cars


but not for long now

Just before covid hit us, I bought timber to be able too build my own log cabin garage, I drove down to Bristol with a trailer to pick up the timber







would you believe it covid hit and I couldn't even get materials to start me off

I had to first cut back some of the trees









This past June/July they made a start (I was to build it but my back gave in)













https://youtu.be/VoEQwJVKP-A

The stage I'm at now is:

lay the insulation for the floor, walls and roof,

get some barn doors made

Finally electrics

I've tried to keep the images to just a few, so if you want to see the full build with lots of images, video clips and the thread of build from the beginning


https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/212380/building-timber-garage-workshop






cptspaulding

Quote from: Mollydog on September 23, 2022, 08:33You're right, I've  been working on my cars outside for years, in fact we moved in our present bungalow around 38 years ago and it had a single garage you couldn't drive in a new Mini in, so never used it to work on cars


but not for long now

Just before covid hit us, I bought timber to be able too build my own log cabin garage, I drove down to Bristol with a trailer to pick up the timber







would you believe it covid hit and I couldn't even get materials to start me off

I had to first cut back some of the trees









This past June/July they made a start (I was to build it but my back gave in)













https://youtu.be/VoEQwJVKP-A

The stage I'm at now is:

lay the insulation for the floor, walls and roof,

get some barn doors made

Finally electrics

I've tried to keep the images to just a few, so if you want to see the full build with lots of images, video clips and the thread of build from the beginning


https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/212380/building-timber-garage-workshop


Making a lot of us very jealous. Looks like a great project. Hats off to you.
Former owner 2003, 2zz conversion.