Lift - 4 Post or other - Megathread


Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
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Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
here is the dannmar with all the goodies from Northern tool for $1999 delivered (you must have a forklift as the website says).

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200349258_200349258
 

gtjoey

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Oct 14, 2005
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How many people have bolted down the posts? need to know as most installers are saying leave them free standing for movement. Thanks.. gtjoey 1314/0004:thumbsup
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
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Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
I have a backyardbddy and do not have it bolted. Don't see the need to bolt it.

cheapie Chinese lifts I MIGHT consider bolting.
 

tpraceman

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Feb 20, 2006
2,763
Washington Michigan
How many people have bolted down the posts? need to know as most installers are saying leave them free standing for movement. Thanks.. gtjoey 1314/0004:thumbsup
Joey,

I can really recommend this company. I have had many lifts and these are built extra sturdy, thicker steel plates and components are generally bigger than most others. The pricing is competitive.

I bought mine a few years ago at the PRI show and they were recommended to me by a few friends that had several of them.

I leave mine free standing and use the wheel kit. With the car on it one person can easily roll the hoist around in any direction.


http://stingerlifts.com/

 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
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Feb 14, 2006
4,191
North Carolina
Bendpak HD-9B with 116 between post width - GTJOEY make sure it is as wide as possible!

No Bolt

Danmarc on sales at Costco for ~$1,500

GTJoey - see other post on lifts as they are like buying a cell phone one member said :rofl. Check with ALI.org
 

tpraceman

THEE GT OWNER
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Feb 20, 2006
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Washington Michigan
And if space is a concern and you have several to store.
You buy 1 lift with he wheels and how ever many balcony "stands"
Roll the lift up to the balcony roll the car on your off the lift and let her donw to drive. Very easy compact and a whole lot less than buying several lifts.

 

Gulf GT

GT Owner
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Feb 9, 2006
1,539
California
And if space is a concern and you have several to store.
You buy 1 lift with he wheels and how ever many balcony "stands"
Roll the lift up to the balcony roll the car on your off the lift and let her donw to drive. Very easy compact and a whole lot less than buying several lifts.

I have to be careful not to let my wife see this photo, because if she gets the idea I want to make "our" garage look like this, the "wife-fines" will be heavy...
 

Not 4N

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Apr 5, 2006
885
Calgary AB
How many people have bolted down the posts? need to know as most installers are saying leave them free standing for movement. Thanks.. gtjoey 1314/0004:thumbsup

I have 3 of them and none are bolted down. Makes it handy to wheel over to the wash bay, drive the car on and clean the underside. :thumbsup

:cheers
Trent
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
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Feb 14, 2006
4,191
North Carolina
And if space is a concern and you have several to store.

You buy 1 lift with the wheels and how ever many balcony "stands"
Roll the lift up to the balcony roll the car on your off the lift and let her donw to drive. Very easy compact and a whole lot less than buying several lifts.
:bow:bow:bow:bow:bow I hope to grow up and be like you (or get away with it) :lol


Great idea!
 

RADGT

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Aug 31, 2006
858
Connecticut
Backyard buddy not bolted down...has not been a problem.

Stu
 

standj

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Wyoming
Don't waste your time with bolts!! Have two without, there not going anywhere.
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
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MA
We have 3 that are not bolted down. Very handy to be able to move them.
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,413
SF Bay Area in California
Don't waste your time with bolts!! Have two without, there not going anywhere.
I chose to bolt mine, earthquake land!
 

ve4mm

Member
Sep 9, 2008
15
Winnipeg
How many people have bolted down the posts? need to know as most installers are saying leave them free standing for movement. Thanks.. gtjoey 1314/0004:thumbsup
Bolted Down, just like a commercial installation.





This is my second house, built just for my cars.

No one lives in the house.

My 00R is also part of my stash.

 

Empty Pockets

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Oct 18, 2006
1,297
Washington State
How many people have bolted down the posts? need to know as most installers are saying leave them free standing for movement. Thanks.. gtjoey 1314/0004:thumbsup

Whether you bolt it down or not depends on how you're going to use it, Joey. If you think you might wanna move it here or there to do this or that, having bolted it down will prove to be a pain. If you don't think you'll ever move it - or if you KNOW you never will - why not just bolt it down for whatever piece of mind that might bring? (That said, you don't live in 'quake country, so there's really no real PRESSING need to do that regardless IMO.)
 

ChipBeck

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Feb 13, 2006
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Scottsdale, Arizona
I wish Ford made one.

Gentlemen,

A couple of our local members have Bend Pac lifts and they both look great and appear to work great as well. The Bend Pac lift is made in China as are most other brands of four post lifts. I picked up the phone and asked if Bend Pac made any 4 post lifts in the United States and they told me no. The Backyard Buddy and the Rotary Revolution lift are the only two I found that are made in the USA. I'm sure I could find others if I looked hard enough.

During these difficult economic times I could not bring myself to purchase an expensive Chinese product, even though it appears to be of good quality and costs substantially less, when an American-made product is available. I purchased an American-made Rotary Revolution lift from the Doehrman Company in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be installed later this week. The four post Rotary lift I purchased has recently been discontinued. The new Revolution lift that will replace it......... is made in China. :frown Hells bells.

Until the current mess we find ourselves in is resolved, I intend to look for the made in the USA label on everything that I buy. It's not always possible to find an American-made product, but I intend to buy them when they're available.

Chip
 

Outkastscc

Well-known member
Oct 17, 2007
137
Gentlemen,

A couple of our local members have Bend Pac lifts and they both look great and appear to work great as well. The Bend Pac lift is made in China as are most other brands of four post lifts. I picked up the phone and asked if Bend Pac made any 4 post lifts in the United States and they told me no. The Backyard Buddy and the Rotary Revolution lift are the only two I found that are made in the USA. I'm sure I could find others if I looked hard enough.

During these difficult economic times I could not bring myself to purchase an expensive Chinese product, even though it appears to be of good quality and costs substantially less, when an American-made product is available. I purchased an American-made Rotary Revolution lift from the Doehrman Company in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be installed later this week. The four post Rotary lift I purchased has recently been discontinued. The new Revolution lift that will replace it......... is made in China. :frown Hells bells.

Until the current mess we find ourselves in is resolved, I intend to look for the made in the USA label on everything that I buy. It's not always possible to find an American-made product, but I intend to buy them when they're available.

Chip
The best lift made in the USA.

http://www.mohawklifts.com/
 

Specracer

GT Owner
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Nov 28, 2005
6,408
MA
THERE is a good reason to bolt down!

I chose to bolt mine, earthquake land!
And FWIW, my china made lifts, do have made in the USA pumps, and motors

Oh and that 00 Cobra R is FANTASTIC, I hope I come across the right deal, and get one someday.
 

mousecatcher

GT Owner
Jun 26, 2007
200
San Mateo, CA
A couple of our local members have Bend Pac lifts and they both look great and appear to work great as well. The Bend Pac lift is made in China as are most other brands of four post lifts. I picked up the phone and asked if Bend Pac made any 4 post lifts in the United States and they told me no. The Backyard Buddy and the Rotary Revolution lift are the only two I found that are made in the USA. I'm sure I could find others if I looked hard enough.
I assume you mean BendPak. (Just in case there's a Chinese imitation named Bend Pac.) I bought mine only a year ago and it came with stickers saying "Made in USA". But the motor had a sticker on it saying "Made in Mexico" which I thought was funny. I distinctly remember BendPak being advertised as made in the USA so maybe they've switched.
 

MAD IN NC

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Feb 14, 2006
4,191
North Carolina
My BendPak ahss made in USA on it.....

Spec - CobraR 00 with 49 miles for sale. Call Jeff at 1 877 cars 617

http://www.fc4cars.com/