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Old 10-15-2009, 10:02 AM
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That's my problem. I have one of these, but I have created a storage nightmare for myself. I have a Spitfire hanging over my Citroen, and since the CIT isn't going anyplace soon, all I can do for now is admire the self-made sculpture....
How about the Citroen over the Spitfire?
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:18 AM
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That's my problem. I have one of these, but I have created a storage nightmare for myself. I have a Spitfire hanging over my Citroen, and since the CIT isn't going anyplace soon, all I can do for now is admire the self-made sculpture....
Ah, non, non, non! Sacre' Bleu! An English car OVER a Gallic car? Pardon moi but that is merde'! You MUST change the order! If you do not, then I shall taunt you again, you English Kaniggit! (apologies to "The Holy Grail")

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Old 10-15-2009, 10:42 AM
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How about the Citroen over the Spitfire?
I am afraid that the Citroen would bend in the middle if I tried that

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An English car OVER a Gallic car?
Well, since the Spit was named after an airplane that at one point tried to defend France, I think it's an appropriate stabile. Taunt away- I fart in your general direction....
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:45 AM
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I agree more with your first reason.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:07 PM
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I have one -- I don't use it very much. The scissors mechanism takes up so much space, it's hard to work under the car. It's fine for changing wheels, or even fuel lines. It's less handy for something like driveshaft work.

I got it from my BiL -- he didn't care much for it either.

I'm intrigued by this: http://www.kwiklift.com/features-all.htm People who have them seem to like them.
Actually, that Kwik Lift is more like the thing I was talking about. Sam's club uses something similar when they install tires. Raises the car just enough to get under it; I think it would be pretty handy for tranny or engine work.

How about those rotisserie-type things that allow you to roll the car onto its side? I think those could be handy after you drain all the fluids.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:43 PM
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The Kwik Lift looked interesting until I saw the price. $1300 for an unpainted one and about $1500 for the powder coated one, then the accessories begin.

My Direct Lift 4-poster was $1950, delivered. It came with the ramps, steel tray between the ramps, plastic drip trays, and some great caster wheels. I used it recently to put a 560SEL six feet up so that I could easily get to the starter motor while standing under the car. YMMV
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:05 PM
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The Kwik Lift looked interesting until I saw the price. $1300 for an unpainted one and about $1500 for the powder coated one, then the accessories begin.

My Direct Lift 4-poster was $1950, delivered. It came with the ramps, steel tray between the ramps, plastic drip trays, and some great caster wheels. I used it recently to put a 560SEL six feet up so that I could easily get to the starter motor while standing under the car. YMMV
One thing about the Kwik-Lift is that you don't need a lot of vertical space in your garage to accommodate it.

They show up used occasionally on Craigslist and other places in the secondary market. I agree that $1300 is a lot to spend for some glorified steel ramps, but there's not much to go wrong on them, so a used set should be a reasonable option. I googled up a craigslist ad from last month offering one for $750.
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