<VV> Automotive lifts

ChiefTAM at aol.com ChiefTAM at aol.com
Sun Jul 25 10:51:52 EDT 2010

I would probably agree that the two post lifts are better for servicing, at 
 least less hassle, but you can't use them for storage.  I have a Bend-Pak  
9000 lb lift, that would lift my F350 when I had it.  It lifts the car well 
 to work on it, without stressing the suspension, and if you have the 
movable  cross brace, as I do, you can lift a wheel (or two) off the ground to 
work on  brakes.  It isn't as handy as a two post lift for rotating tires, but 
you  can do it.  My rails are movable, so you can make the rails far enough 
 apart to fit a corvair engine between them.  I put my  engine on an  ATV 
jack, raise it up a bit so I don't have to do much bending over, and then  
just drop the car down onto the engine.  If you want to store a full size  
vehicle underneath, like a 4x4 truck, you need 12 foot ceiling height, which I  
had.  I like the 4 post, but that is because I use it for storage as much  
as maintenance.  
Todd in MN
In a message dated 7/24/2010 11:16:58 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
Sethracer at aol.com writes:

In a message dated 7/24/2010 7:01:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight  Time,  
corvairduval at cox.net writes:

Lets  start the 2  post vs 4 post lift debate.

Those of you who have used both  a two  post and a four post lift, what 
are the +s and -s of both?   Especially with regard to Corvair    servicing.

I bought one of the EZ-Car Lifts from  Southern California and I am very  
happy with it. It has a max  lifting amount of 26 inches, but that is 
for dropping out a  Corvair power train. I use it with a small ATV jack to 
drop  out the  motor.  I have also had a late Camaro up on it as well as a  
Corvette. You need some ground clearance to slide it under the side, but  
unit comes apart and stores when not in use. And it is very  safe. That is 
high on my list of priorities.  The company  owner is a Corvair guy.

See _www.ezcarlift.com_  (http://www.ezcarlift.com) 

Seth  Emerson

C's the Day!  - Corvair,  Camaro, Corvette

San Jose,  CA

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