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  1. Delk

    Delk Dedicated Member
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  2. Jack Ratt

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    If you're building a garage, go up another meter and buy a 2 post lift. You a get a 2t lift now for around £1500 and in my opinion a much better option
    With most scissor type lifts you still have to crawl or lie underneath them.
     
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  3. Jack Ratt

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    If you go down that route make sure you put decent footings in under each post. 1000mm x 1000mm x 500mm concrete should do it, half a cubic mtr
     
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  4. Delk

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    I would love a two post lift but we are putting a loft room above for additional accommodation. Unfortunately the other half wont allow a garage bigger then the house.

    I seam to change about one clutch a year in something and generally spend a good amount of time under cars.

    I know people have the smaller lifts and are happy with them but I would like something a bit heavier. And at the moment I have the car on stands to pull the transmission. And I hate the fact that I cant even roll on my side since there is not enough room. Trying to find something in between working on the ground and a big lift for the future.
     
  5. Jack Ratt

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    How about a good old fashioned pit then?
     
  6. andyglym

    andyglym Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
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  7. t-tony

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    I've got a pit, you got waders?

    Tony.
     
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  8. Mazza

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    @andyglym , that lift looks a really good bit of kit, but do the cross bars cause any problems, ie stop a gearbox being dropped out ?
     
  9. Nodzed

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    Me too , not the greatest but it was put in in 1960 so it's small to match the garage which housed a sit up and beg Ford Popular .
     
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    That's the sort I intend to go for with gearboxes in mind. Don't forget there is VAT and delivery to add on to that price - both significant.
     
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    Yep nearer £1,700
     
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    I dug mine about 34 years ago but the guy who built it lined it with 2 separate pieces of butyl liner and obviously water gets in in between the sections and soaks through the concrete blocks. I have a pump to empty it but haven’t used it for many years. Of course with it being wet I’m constantly changing the boards as they weaken. I’ll probably end up filling it in I guess.

    Tony.
     
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    It's a great bit of kit mate and used it a few times, mainly to get wheels on and of x4 at a time. Not really looked to be honest, the cross members are just behind the front wheels and just in front of the back wheels, if that helps?