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Scissor Lifts??
#1
After my recent battle with a hydrolock condition I am looking at scissor lifts. With my size and bad knees it is very painful and difficult to get under this car as well as my daily driver cars. The post lifts are not an option.

Who has a home garage scissor lift
What brand?
Cost?


Wade

Thanks!
Wade
1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed
"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."--Thomas Jefferson

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scgamecock;282875 Wrote:After my recent battle with a hydrolock condition I am looking at scissor lifts. With my size and bad knees it is very painful and difficult to get under this car as well as my daily driver cars. The post lifts are not an option.

Who has a home garage scissor lift
What brand?
Cost?


Wade

I purchased a Babco unit after researching many... Nice solid, well built unit. Should be around $1800-2200 US dollars... last I checked..
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#3
Are you happy with it?
Supports get in the way?

Thanks!
Wade
1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed
"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."--Thomas Jefferson

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scgamecock;282884 Wrote:Are you happy with it?
Supports get in the way?
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Love it for my purposes... you can get under the car at that back and front no problem.
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#5
I have an ancient scissors lift that I bought used 23 years ago, brand unknown. It continues to be useful for many things, brakes, suspension, differential, and body work done from seated position. It is certainly a step up from a floor jack and jack stands. Chuck
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#6
I have been thinking about getting one of these for my low bay.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#7
While it does not allow for working on brakes or suspension this works great for working under the car and feeling safe. IE Trans etc. And it is cheap. about $25 in scrap pieces of lumber (2x12's) from the local Menards. I just don't trust jack stands.


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'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.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#8
This company has about any lift type and brand you can name. http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/2-po...maxjax.htm
I know you said post lift was out they do have some good prices on portable post lifts. Their service has been great on what I have bought from them.
They have the scissor lifts but they get in the way of lots of things that the two post does not.


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#9
That is a good price. Wish the wife would OK something like that.

'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.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs;282911 Wrote:This company has about any lift type and brand you can name. http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/2-po...maxjax.htm
I know you said post lift was out they do have some good prices on portable post lifts. Their service has been great on what I have bought from them.
They have the scissor lifts but they get in the way of lots of things that the two post does not.

The Babco unit is heads and tails above this scissor unit... yes they get the way, we know that going in. The disclaimer in the original post and my comments confirmed that we do not have the option for a two or four post, so...
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