Lift - 4 Post or other - Megathread


SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,333
California
Bruce, you are long overdue for a lift, the solution to your storage issues.
 

paul b

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2006
810
does anyone have experience with the Danmar lift?
 

K-P Garage

GT Owner
Sep 12, 2005
364
Longwood, Florida
lifts

I Have two BBs, one that will pick up the F250 if needed and a regular. Oddly enough, more neighbors comment on the lifts than the cars. I love the couch in the driveway idea big time. Thanks!
 

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Craig

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Mar 14, 2006
174
San Diego
does anyone have experience with the Danmar lift?
I installed one in a friends garage and it is vircually identical to my bendpak with the exception of the locking mechanism. The bendpaks locking stops are adjustable to allow you to get the car level, the danmar are fixed to the upright and use a mechanical linkage rather than the air cylinder to operate the latches.

Craig
 

Empty Pockets

ex-GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 18, 2006
1,300
Washington State
I pull mine out, put a ~70 pick up on it, move the couch from the screened porch to the driveway and say "I can be much worse :rofl"

And remember, ya could always set an old refrigerator or freezer out front thar too...even if ya had to go out & borrow one.

(If yer werkin' TV is settin' on top of yer NON werkin' TV...)
 

HeritageBruce

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Mar 13, 2006
746
Southern CA
Been using mine for over a year. Have had 4 transmission and clutches in/out, 12+ oil changes, 5+ brake jobs, 1 set of Heffner pipes, 1 Whipple

930man, Doc John just put two of these type of lifts in at his new place.... Check your e-mail
:biggrin
MAD,
What is your ceiling height?
 

snaproll

GT Owner
Dec 3, 2006
215
Naples, FL
I Have two BBs, one that will pick up the F250 if needed and a regular. Oddly enough, more neighbors comment on the lifts than the cars. I love the couch in the driveway idea big time. Thanks!
I though you had some kind of mirror setup there!

Nice garage.

I've had an Eagle and just installed a Greg Smith equipment with the sliding jacks. Those jacks are great. Both lifts served me well, both I'm sure are chinese. Standardish garage ceilings are not a problem as long as you can get the garage door up and have an wayne dalton idrive or jacksrew operator. I have about 119" - working under the car is doable but I can't stand straight up everywhere when working on a Mustang. It's easier with the GT because it can go up another 6 or 8".

Watch the width between cables - there are some available that will take the paint off of your mirrors.

If they aren't made in the US, I think they all come out of the same sweatshop in China.:wink

Bruce
 

standj

GT OWNER
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 23, 2007
755
Wyoming
Guys, a few things I have done to resolve ceiling height issues and garage door tracks, is to install a high lift track system and mount the garage door opener on the wall. As long as the door has torsion springs and a screw drive door opener it can be done.
John
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
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Feb 14, 2006
4,192
North Carolina
MAD,
What is your ceiling height?
Bruce, I have a beam in the middle of the garage perpendicular to the lift with a usable 9' 6" on the bottom of it. The beam is 16+" to the celling of 11'

What I had done is have the garage door tracks "extended" on the door so that the door basically rolls up on the ceiling within 6" of the 11". The garage door motor head also has been raised and fits in the 14" of the beam height. It cost ~$400 to have the door reworked.

Between the FGT and the roof of the car below/ above there is ~ 6-8" to spare!

Net Net - I have the lift, the Ford GT and another full size car that can be placed in a 9'6" garage! :thumbsup
 

gtjoey

Keep Smiling - GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 14, 2005
3,394
4 post lift for the barn!!!

Guys ,finally looking for the 4 post. THERE ARE 5 MILLION LIFTS ALL CLAIMING BUILT IN AMERICA AND THE OTHER GUYS IS GOING TO FALL ON MY HEAD?Any help please want to install as more toys are coming.ANOTHER GT? MAYBE? NEED A LIFT. THANKS GUYS GTJOEY 1314/0004:thumbsup
 

AJB

GT
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Jun 28, 2006
2,762
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Joey - there were a lot of posts on this in the past, but when I was interested, I was dealing with a company called ARESCO in Pontiac Mich. They were American made, did a lot of work for the 3 Autos in Assembly plants etc and in my case, would do the deliver and the installation.
Budget constraints (ie no recent toys added) negated the near term need so I have not purchased.
their phone 1-877-227-3726
AJB
 

standj

GT OWNER
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 23, 2007
755
Wyoming
Joey, love my bendpak!!!! I have an old Autolifter lift, which is a identical design to the back yard buddy,but IMO the Bendpak is as well built , has a greater lifting capacity(9000lb) and is less costly. If you ever want to check them out in person let me know.

John

PS- As far as assembly goes the Back Yard buddy is probably easier, but I have assembled both my lifts by by self without to much difficulty.
 

Blue Moose

GT
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Apr 12, 2006
1,135
Chandler,Arizona.
Joey,
Bendpack here also. American made and available in wide widths perfect for your GT's.:thumbsup
 

Dr Robert Harms

GT Owner
Nov 24, 2005
228
Lifts, like virtually all shop equipment, are a glut on the market. I routinely see lifts sold for scrap prices circa 25 bucks. These are professional quality items from failed dealerships.





Dr Harms,
Please post a link, past or present, or scan an ad. It would be the first positive post you have ever made on this board.
Thank you,
BONY
MODERATOR
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
Lifts, like virtually all shop equipment, are a glut on the market. I routinely see lifts sold for scrap prices circa 25 bucks. These are professional quality items from failed dealerships.

got any links to places that are selling cheap?
 

BJ Motor

*Supporting Vendor*
Jan 15, 2007
442
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
Bony posted about a lift that I purchased from Costco of All Places for $1695.00, here is the link below looks like they have gone up $200. I use it for the GT and it's great, took me about 6 hours to install and works off of 110V. Good Luck

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
 

B O N Y

MODERATOR & FGT OWNER
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 5, 2005
12,110
Fresno, Ca.
got any links to places that are selling cheap?
Pls see my note on his post...
 

gtjoey

Keep Smiling - GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 14, 2005
3,394
Thanks guys, talked to bernie last nite and coudnt believe the costco thing till he forwarded bonys post. Looking into all of them, need installation too...
will keep you all informed. thanks guys for all your help. enjoy gtjoey 1314/0004:thumbsup.
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
dannmar with all the goodies delivered for $2230....... I might have to try this one for the next lift

http://www.asedeals.com/garage_lift_d-7.html
 

DBK

The Favor Factory™
Staff member
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Jul 30, 2005
14,834
Metro Detroit
We have a thread on this topic one page ago. Merging. :cheers