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Great Birthday Present
#1
Ok, so today is December 7th......
It's the day that my car was built in 1971.
I have been working on a project for a few weeks now and it just happened to be be done today, and it is actually for the Mustang.
So when I saw the date I thought what a great coincidence, so it's like a birthday present to my car. Smile
We had a two car garage. That is by no means impressive as we're talking European style two car garage, so it's small for American standards.
Two weeks ago I hired someone to cut out the ceiling above one half of the garage to open up the space above:

   

After that was done it looked like this: (Note my artsy custom made support beam for the part of the ceiling we left hanging over the work bench) Smile

   


And the, at the end of last week it finally came....... My four post lift!!!!
Assembling it all by myself:

   

   

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After lots of adjusting, wiring and inventing new expletives (like I always do when I tackle a slightly more demanding project) I was able to do the first test with a car on it.
Today, on my Mustang's "birthday" by pure happenstance. Smile
Unfortunately my Mustang is at the winter quarters and the roads are wet and full of salt and grime, so I can't go fetch it but I hope I will be able to so in the next few days.
So the honor of testing the lift for the first time went to my VW Golf...... Sorry guys, no Mustang pics!

   

And that my friends is how you turn a 2 car garage into a 3 car garage the cool way!
Now I only need to tidy up the place which is a PITA in itself as I am not talented when it comes to arrange things in a practical way.

   


The lift itself is pretty cool as it is mobile. It operates on normal (for us) 220V and it can lift itself up with a wheel kit, so you can move it around freely. I could even push it outside if it wasn't for the fact that the posts are just 3 cm to high to fit under the garage door.
Both the lift itself and the ramps feature a very low profile so that even very low cars can get on it which was crucial for my Mustang as it scrapes the front spoiler on most lifts.
My version also has drip pans that cover the whole length to offer complete protection from oil drops or water leaks etc for the cars underneath it. Plus I got me a sliding jack that can move along the whole length of the lift to get the wheels up in he air so that I can work on the car.

Man, I feel so manly right now I think I'm gonna grow a third testicle!! Smile

Here's the link to the product and a video of how it works.

http://www.twinbusch.de/product_info.php?products_id=82

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMTjCLsO0NI

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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#2
Sweet. Nice work!

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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#3
Nice! Congrats! thumb



(I'm so jealous... ) whistling

(... and now I'm trying to figure out if I can actually do something like that in my garage... ) Chin

Eric

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#4
Please don't show us that third testicle

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#5
Looks cool, though I wouldn't put the Mustang below another car just in case the cat jumps on "lower" button.
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#6
awesome dude, I can imagine how you must feel, not much space here either.

happy birthday! ;-)
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#7
That is very nice, good job!

Watched the demonstration video and noticed the guy almost forgot to put the parking brakes on before he lifted it. He was almost out of the car before he went back in to set them (hint, hint).

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#8
Are you planning on getting a center-mounted sliding hydro-pneumatic jack so you can lift the car off the lift (for changing tires, working on brakes, etc.)? The lifts we have here have 2 (one for each end) which makes rotating tires a lot easier.

Eric

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#9
Awesome, nice to see this done. I may be doing something similar if I win the lottery and I purchase a second toy car.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
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#10
Mister 4x4;284064 Wrote:Are you planning on getting a center-mounted sliding hydro-pneumatic jack so you can lift the car off the lift (for changing tires, working on brakes, etc.)? The lifts we have here have 2 (one for each end) which makes rotating tires a lot easier.

It has a sliding center-mounted jack. It's manual as the hydro pneumatic one only works with the bigger 4000-something kilogram lift.
I only got one though. This is Europe, you don't wanna know what they cost!

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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