The OEM configured GT's that I had in my facility at the time would not roll over the new sliding bridge jacks; they were simply too tall.Very interesting. Thanks for pointing that out.
When I started looking at the rolling jacks, I noticed slight differences in mounting methodology, but didn't realize those changes would reduce the ease of movement or that those changes increased the physical dimensions.
Is the stated 'stock' clearance on FGT's of 5" accurate?
Here is is a problem
The BenPak sliding formerly known as rolling bridge jacks are no longer available.
The new style use Teflon blocks that somewhat poorly can be forced down the track however the greater issue is that the height of the jack was increased by over 1 1/2" which means that if your gal is lower than 4" she will not be able to go on the lift. FYI no Ford GT can be placed on a lift with the new style sliding bridge jacks.
This is not speculation as I went through the process
Now having shared this I have a couple lifts one with a pair of true rolling bridge jacks and yes the combination works very well.
Frank,Sinovac, whne you bolted yours to the floor, how thick was your floor pour? How long were the bolts? Hammerdrill to make the holes and expanding bolts? Thanks for the info. Frank
I'm with you. I don't care what anyone says, lifts should be bolted down. I've never seen an unbolted lift in a commercial setting.I did not have my lift bolted down for the 1st year. It seemed kinda OK ,but I felt a bit ,well ,nervous Nelly about it . I had it bolted down and serviced this past weekend . It feels much more stable and secure . Plus if you ever want to move it , unbolt it !!! Also bought a 2nd lift as well ,that I will bolt down as well!!! It makes me sleep better !!
Mine (by actual measurement 'cause I wanted to know) measured 4-1/2" beneath the rear defuser(?) as I recall. (One place or another anyway.)
Thanks guys..The OEM configured GT's that I had in my facility at the time would not roll over the new sliding bridge jacks; they were simply too tall.
I found that the only way around this is to place planks on the ramps and rails so as to effectively raise raise the gal.
You may have different results
I also had to modify my garage door to lift closer to the ceiling. Now at 6' tall I can standup under my GT. If a taller car was on top it will be a little more of a struggle.Whew Boy! Thats a project Black Ice!
Mine is "unbolted" and will probably stay that way till the next and final move..... Thank God I don't have a fault nearby or within 300+ miles...
Yep, 4 per column.Yes, you guys in warmer climates probably have thinner, weaker concrete. Here in the cold Midwest, everything is at least 6 inches thick and has a frost wall. Did you guys use four bolts per post? Glad you reminded me-we have the New Madrid fault not too far away.
naaaah.... nobody I knew poured 6" and I did a few 100k yards myself when young and stupid (pre education wake up)Yes, you guys in warmer climates probably have thinner, weaker concrete. Here in the cold Midwest, everything is at least 6 inches thick and has a frost wall. Did you guys use four bolts per post? Glad you reminded me-we have the New Madrid fault not too far away.
If and when I store a car on the lift I will have to figure a way to tie it down to the ramps, or it is likely to drop a wheel or two! :ack
That's what I do anytime I stack a car. (I "cross tie" the frame to the opposite runners on the hoist on each end of the car as well as secure wheel chalks to all four tires. In a quake, the car MAY hop up and down a little bit, but, it won't hop left and right and come off the runners!)
Also, anytime I've stacked a car on the hoist I always had the 2 posts nearest the wall secured at the "top & bottom" to the 6x6 vertical posts IN that wall via triangulated metal braces. That's done because the hoist isn't anchored to the concrete ('cause I want to be able to move it w/o having to unbolt it). (Those 6x6's in the wall are all anchored in concrete BTW.)
Hey Spirit,I like Donny's avatar [course, I'm from Texas too].:thumbsup
Suuuuure it is.:frown
Donny, don't be givin way all them secrets.:eek
That's cause Mike has been chasin that pig.:biggrin