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m4tti

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Ive posted before on this but not had much feedback. Hoping to catch someone one whos using one on their tvr. Im really really close to ordering a scissor lift to make work on my Tuscan easier. Ive had multiple shoulder injuries from tendon impingements to disclocated shoulders.. so ideally I need to bring my days of lying on my back with my arms pointing upwards to an end.

Im looking at an automotech version which will lift the car 1m off the floor and give me access through the middle. The opinions Ive read before have always been positive but Im looking for anyone who actually had one in use.

I havent really got the ceiling clearance for a two post so this is the best compromise I can get. My only concern at the moment is my car is about 150 mm off the ground and the scissor lift is 100mm high so to get the lifting blocks in under the lifting points will be tight and more than likely need some thing either end of the lift to raise the car slightly.

http://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-75...


Steve_D

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For that money you could buy a two post lift. Just because it can lift high doesn't mean you have to.
The lift will give you far greater access.

Steve

scotty_d

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Hi

Like this smile



Just use wood to lift up a little if it is too low, I drive on to a wooden planks to raise the cars height a little.

2 post ramps are great but take up space when not in use you have to walk past then and it can make working on your car when not on the ramp a right pain unless you have the space width wise.

As you can see mine lives up here all summer out the way.


m4tti

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Valid point Steve but not sure my garage will accommodate the bulk of it. Although not a single garage it's not a double so it would be tight. It would also require a complete re engineering of my garage as one wall is lined with cupboards.

I might re measure just to be sure.

m4tti

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scotty_d said:
Hi

Like this smile



Just use wood to lift up a little if it is too low, I drive on to a wooden planks to raise the cars height a little.

2 post ramps are great but take up space when not in use you have to walk past then and it can make working on your car when not on the ramp a right pain unless you have the space width wise.

As you can see mine lives up here all summer out the way.
Scotty that was exactly what I wanted to see. Do you have any more pics by any chance? Apart from being a metre high is there anything you think you couldn't do? Have you done any work dropping the box or engine out? And which make of scissor is that?

It'll also come in handy doing stuff like cambelt changes on our TT .

Also are those rubber tiles? Look slightly more comfortable than my painted floor.


Edited by m4tti on Monday 28th January 22:20


Edited by m4tti on Monday 28th January 22:23

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Noisy

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I've put my Tuscan on a scissor lift at a local garage, their's sank into the floor though, might be possible to get one installed at floor level making it easier to get on and off, that or some wood blocks either end to allow better access for the rubber lifting blocks.

scotty_d

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You can do just about anything. smile The best thing you will ever buy if you spanner bash on your cars. Like you I looked in to all options and settled at this. Being mobile is handy for me to work on the Range rover as I can drag it out side to get the height.


This winters work



last year i did the chassis.



I have used the aid of the ramp to remove nearly everything that can be unbolted from the car apart from the body bolts seat ect.....


Might be more pictures here on my thread

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...





Edited by scotty_d on Monday 28th January 22:28

scotty_d

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Hi Matt

The tiles are foam I use them in the summer months to work on the car to do odd jobs. when winter comes oil and dirt goes every where so i stow them in the loft space there not bad good for lying on.

m4tti

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Looks awesome. I've got a discovery aswell that I spanner on but think Id be scared of such a too heavy machine toppling off.

scotty_d

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m4tti said:
Looks awesome. I've got a discovery aswell that I spanner on but think Id be scared of such a too heavy machine toppling off.
As long as your floor is level it's fine i have all 2.8 tons of my rangie up there no problem.

phazed

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Got a link Scotty?

I've just persuaded my son to go halves on one!

black and green

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Steve_D said:
For that money you could buy a two post lift. Just because it can lift high doesn't mean you have to.
The lift will give you far greater access.

Steve


Best garage toy I ever bought!

scotty_d

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phazed said:
Got a link Scotty?

I've just persuaded my son to go halves on one!
Hi Pete

This is the unit i bought but i think the one Matt posted up on the first post looks like a better deal than i got by a good few hundred pounds.

http://garageequipmentgroup.co.uk/item&name=MR...

m4tti

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Noisy said:
I've put my Tuscan on a scissor lift at a local garage, their's sank into the floor though, might be possible to get one installed at floor level making it easier to get on and off, that or some wood blocks either end to allow better access for the rubber lifting blocks.
I'm going to ask them about recessing it into the floor see if it would work on the one I linked to. Some ive looked at say surface mount only for some reason.

phazed

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scotty_d said:
Hi Pete

This is the unit i bought but i think the one Matt posted up on the first post looks like a better deal than i got by a good few hundred pounds.

http://garageequipmentgroup.co.uk/item&name=MR...
Thanks Scotty, I'll compare the specs.

scotty_d

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The one Matt posted up looks better as it has a pneumatic safety lock unlike mine. Mine is done only on a check valve and i have never been that happy as there is no other mechanical lock in place.

I made my own safety feature by using a section of box section to lock it out when working under it so it can not come down.

Just something to throw in there.

m4tti

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Here's another one but the advert doesn't really make the spec clear.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWIN-PLATFORM-MOBILE-3-T...

taylormj4

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How are the two post lifts secured to the floor, just bolted or do you have to lay them into the floor foundations ?

GTRene

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in the near future I go for something like these, its not perfect but way better then a normal stand alone Scissor and high enough I guess, also all the room under the car part that is lifted because the lift is under the wheels so the rest is free.

then I also will order such low rolling thing you can lay on.

http://www.barntools.nl/index.php?item=oprijbrug-9...




m4tti

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taylormj4 said:
How are the two post lifts secured to the floor, just bolted or do you have to lay them into the floor foundations ?
Good question. From previous investigation I beleive you need to have a suitable concrete pad to anchor the each tower too. Im not 100% sure a domestic garage meets the necesarry requirements, although Ive seen loads of pic of people with them in domestic garages.

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