Garage Lifts (Ramps)

lifes2short

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I agree with all of that , but floor will be Porcelein tiled ................what is exciting me ( if thats the right word lol) is having complete access to one side without a post being in the way .....................its the stability of the thing which is erring me on the side of caution ............ I would have felt a lot more convinced if there was an extra few kilo's between the weight of a gransport and its lifting capacity , and no i wont exchange the masser for a micra
i can see your thinking, but i reckon it will be a right faff having to pull that thing about, you'll have far better access to the underside from a 2 post and far safer for you and the car, the other benefit is that you could safely have one car in the air long term with another below it if need be for extra storage space
 

gemini

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Just bought this last week, why didn't I do it before?



The mcv is able to go on the ramps without any modification/piece of wood, and the car i up in the air in no time.
You can let it there and park the car on it.
It takes less than 2 minutes to open the garage, put the car on the lift, place the small rubber blocks under the lifting points and raise the car.



The clearance is quite good, you can sit on a little creeper seat and work confortably.
And easy access to everything.



Looks rock solid, and safe.
I'll try this weekend with the ghibli cup, we'll see if it's as easy.

If your space is limited, it's maybe a good alternative.
 

Mr S

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Just bought this last week, why didn't I do it before?



The mcv is able to go on the ramps without any modification/piece of wood, and the car i up in the air in no time.
You can let it there and park the car on it.
It takes less than 2 minutes to open the garage, put the car on the lift, place the small rubber blocks under the lifting points and raise the car.



The clearance is quite good, you can sit on a little creeper seat and work confortably.
And easy access to everything.



Looks rock solid, and safe.
I'll try this weekend with the ghibli cup, we'll see if it's as easy.

If your space is limited, it's maybe a good alternative.
Where did you get that from? The idea of it being mobile is appealing
 

Doctor Houx

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Very similar to the Quickjacks I use except they are completely separate with nothing between them so you can lay on a skate underneath and move backwards and forwards easily and quickly. Bought them a year or so ago and just perfect!

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FIFTY

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I am very tempted by one of these small/portable home lifts or even quick jacks

I have lost the appetite for working with a jack and axle stands. I do not mind it when the car is nice and secure on the stands but rather the process of lifting and dropping the car on and off the stands I find extremely nerve racking especially on the 4200 which likes to pivot around when you only have one corner lifted.
 

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@Felonious Crud they look interesting thanks for sharing

The price point is about right. One thing I am struggling with is justifying the cost especially as I am not at the point of my life where I am living in a house with the type of garage that warrants a huge amount of investment - spending over £1k on quick jacks or a scissor lift seems a bit frivolous for the type and frequency of my DIY work
 

Felonious Crud

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@Felonious Crud they look interesting thanks for sharing

The price point is about right. One thing I am struggling with is justifying the cost especially as I am not at the point of my life where I am living in a house with the type of garage that warrants a huge amount of investment - spending over £1k on quick jacks or a scissor lift seems a bit frivolous for the type and frequency of my DIY work
My man-maths is thinking similarly; I've been looking at the QuickJack web site but the reality is I could imagine they would be seldom used.

Shipping wasn't cheap on the Jackstands, btw, but John, the boss there, was really helpful. Even chucked in one of his son's hockey pucks to use as a block; they're a perfect fit on the Vantage.
 

lifes2short

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Until you lot have worked under one of these you're all spoilt.
These are all over Europe in Garages and Workshops totally portable this one was a 1980.
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cant quite workout how the **** its holding the motor up, there's no spread of weight on the ground legs :eek:, looks like a home build with a couple of RSJ's welded together, death wish territory right there
 

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cant quite workout how the **** its holding the motor up, there's no spread of weight on the ground legs :eek:, looks like a home build with a couple of RSJ's welded together, death wish territory right there
Professional piece of kit under several names this one was Facom.
Don't get me wrong I prefer what I'm used to especially as i was under a XKR but perfectly safe and you will see one in most Garages here apart from mine.
 

lifes2short

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Professional piece of kit under several names this one was Facom.
Don't get me wrong I prefer what I'm used to especially as i was under a XKR but perfectly safe and you will see one in most Garages here apart from mine.
just looks like its an accident waiting to happen, find it hard to believe they are meant for working under cars ?? or are they simply for lifting things in to place like RSJ'S etc

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lozcb

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i can see your thinking, but i reckon it will be a right faff having to pull that thing about, you'll have far better access to the underside from a 2 post and far safer for you and the car, the other benefit is that you could safely have one car in the air long term with another below it if need be for extra storage space
A two/four post is fixed to the floor right ........... whereas my thinking was along the lines that my parking area was to be a showroom clean area/mancave :drinks:with a closed off but adjoining workshop area for hammers and things etc:hammer: ( this is where i could store the One post lift if only i can be convinced of the stabilty ...........me being me i cant say money isnt an issue ...........im still tight as ..... but 'll skip the 4/1 concrete and diltute it to 10/1 if it serves my purpose and gets the job done within budget. :whistle: :suicide:
 

lifes2short

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A two/four post is fixed to the floor right ........... whereas my thinking was along the lines that my parking area was to be a showroom clean area/mancave :drinks:with a closed off but adjoining workshop area for hammers and things etc:hammer: ( this is where i could store the One post lift if only i can be convinced of the stabilty ...........me being me i cant say money isnt an issue ...........im still tight as ..... but 'll skip the 4/1 concrete and diltute it to 10/1 if it serves my purpose and gets the job done within budget. :whistle::suicide:
10/1 :eek: that will be a weak mix, i can see the logic in why a mobile single post is preferred, i don't think stability would be an issue with a good quality single post unit and provided the car is lifted correctly it would be fine