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Old 06-26-2018, 09:28 AM   #1
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Default Replacing my car lift.

I have a very old Werther international 2 post screw car lift 1984. It is only rated for 4500 pounds. My Tahoe will not be going on it anytime soon. It broke down with my son’s car on the lift.
I had to buy some very tall jack stands to get it off the lift. Thankfully it was not the whole way lifted up.



My wife wanted to get me (new to me) lift for our anniversary.
This is a nicety so I can’t justify buying a great USA made lift.

I have been looking at used lifts for a while. Either they are not made any more and parts who knows? I don’t want to just buy someone issues.
local guy that buys lifts from a lift installer in Charlotte NC. He buys in bulk so he gets a deal.
He knew I was looking for a lift and he just got more lifts in and texted me. I went yesterday and looked at them. He had a Eagle 10,000 pound certified lift made 11/2009. Hydraulic hoses looked good the cables looked very good. Inside where the slides looked like it did not get that much use.

It was if great shape just inspected by a Rotery lift dealer before they take them down to make sure they work correctly. He had one just like this one in his shop he let me see that one in action.
I bought this one. We settled on $1,250 he added in new redhead bolts shims and a few washers.
This one has the lock release in one place by the motor I like this feature.

This lift can be installed on min 4” reinforced concrete. This works out good because I have fiber and metal fabric 4” concrete. I have red dirt packed by a Bull bulldozer running back and forth for hours it is almost like concrete under concrete.
To top it off the guy was supper nice and we had a lot in common. He was an electronics tech in the Air Force and I was electronics tech in the Navy.

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Old 06-26-2018, 08:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Replacing my car lift.

Today was a good day. I put my old lift on FB marketplace saying needs repaired $500 as is. It sold in two hours they put down $150 deposit and then they picked it up a couple hours later.
That thing was built like a tank they donít make them like that anymore.
They still sell parts for that lift. The guy that got it will fix it.
People around here think I am crazy putting in a car lift I thought people on this group would get it.

I am excited to plan out where and how I will do the install one the new lift.

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Old 07-09-2018, 09:09 AM   #3
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My 16 year old son and I installed the lift. A a drill winch helpped.
All the anchor bolts are in and it is wired up. The lift has been put to work.

The first car up on the lift the 99 SC2.

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: Replacing my car lift.

I would have a lift too, if I had more room in the garage Actually I would settle for a pit. So I could work on my Saturn SL.

So:
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:45 PM   #5
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Is it 120 volts?

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:53 PM   #6
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Nice someone that is like mined.
I did not feel crazy when I rotated my tires on my Chevy volt in no time at all.
This one is 240 Volt but they do make some that are 120 Volt.

This lift is asymmetrical so you can install it closer to the front wall to save space and it allows you to get in and out of the car with more room.

I need to clean my garage up I get to many projects going.
I am going to sell a few things to make some more room.

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