Garage Lifts (Ramps)

Hurricane52

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SM Christmas outing and garage conversion? I bet we can remove your rafters and use a bit of 4 be 2 be 4 and some nails to hold the roof up.
Don’t worry, it’s always raining in Manchester- never gets the chance to create a snow load
 

Vampyrebat

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This is my set up, expect for maintenance I've never had a problem in over View attachment 78576View attachment 7857720 years!

Dave
That looks fantastic!............I am on the look-out again for one to finish my stable. I thought I might find a good one for about 5k but then after looking soon realised I was going to have to dig deeper in my pockets!! And they are so few and far between here now..........The Mk1's were better than the 2's even though they had less power. Keep hold of her!!
 

alfatwo

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That looks fantastic!............I am on the look-out again for one to finish my stable. I thought I might find a good one for about 5k but then after looking soon realised I was going to have to dig deeper in my pockets!! And they are so few and far between here now..........The Mk1's were better than the 2's even though they had less power. Keep hold of her!!
Thanks for the compliment, 10k might buy you a good RHD MK1 trouble is there isn't any..

One went for 12k on Collecting Cars last month and it needed work!

Best of look with your search, let me know if find one

Dave
 

Ebenezer

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Of course, we are just pulling your leg ;)

What you need is something like this https://www.sgs-engineering.com/tjl2-2-tonne-low-profile-trolley-jack with some axle stands. But do one wheel at a time, it’s much safer and easier.
So the tool has arrived. Unfortunately the tool that received it has no idea what to do with the handlely thingy that was randomly lurking in the bottom of the box, and helpfully the tool that wrote the manual didn't provide any indication on how / where it should be attached.

I can see it's the same width as the machine itself and looks like it should attach to one of the various cross braces, but which?

I also found the rubbery black thingy which I think is supposed to go on the bit that actually comes into contact with the (correct) part of the undercarriage. Is this what they refer to as the "saddle" and have I put it in the correct way round.

Obvious the next adventure will be trying not to puncture a hole in my car!

Eb
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Gazcw

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So the tool has arrived. Unfortunately the tool that received it has no idea what to do with the handlely thingy that was randomly lurking in the bottom of the box, and helpfully the tool that wrote the manual didn't provide any indication on how / where it should be attached.

I can see it's the same width as the machine itself and looks like it should attach to one of the various cross braces, but which?

I also found the rubbery black thingy which I think is supposed to go on the bit that actually comes into contact with the (correct) part of the undercarriage. Is this what they refer to as the "saddle" and have I put it in the correct way round.

Obvious the next adventure will be trying not to puncture a hole in my car!

Eb
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Put it back in its box and send it back.... ;)
 

Zep

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it's ok for cheap and cheerful, personally i would have spent another 40/50 on top to get something with a far sturdier frame, those things are more for slinging in your boot for journeys etc
Eb just wants to take his wheels off to clean them, its not going to be a heavily taxed bit of kit. Which is why I suggested it.
 

rs48635

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That handle flexes over the the two silver bolt heads so you can pick it up and carry it....

C
Same handle also flexes while being carried and falls on the floor close to the end of your leg. Sturdy boots are de-riguer.
Personally replaced similar unit (sealey) after it twisted being used on my slightly sloping drive. Hopefully you have nice level ground to work on.
Got the next size up which is overkill for occasional home use. Especially taking to Trackday in the boot of MX5!
 

Ebenezer

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Ok so can I not just have a torque wrench and the approrpiate gizmo on the end if so which one and which gizmo - what size are our bolts?
Eb
 

CatmanV2

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Ok so can I not just have a torque wrench and the approrpiate gizmo on the end if so which one and which gizmo - what size are our bolts?
Eb
You don't really want to be using torque wrenches for general spannering. From memory 17mm, but really don't quote me on that.

C