Garage car lift

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Garage car lift

Post by Trigger » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 am

Has anybody on the forum got a car lift of any sort ? Scissor lift / 2 post / 4 post etc ?

Thinking it may be easier to do work on the Nomad - in particular cleaning which you Atom folk dont have such an issue with I appreciate, but also raising car to do brakes/wheels etc etc

Any recommendations appreciated. So far scanning Pistonheads seems to point to www.automotechservices.co.uk as the go to...but I havent actually checked the nomad/atom would fit on the smaller ones due to width.

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Post by phil4 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:33 am

It's not the width that would worry me, so much as whether the lift pads would hit jacking points on the car?

It'd be easy with a ramp type one buuuut, does that not then stop you doing wheel/tyre work, since they're what the ramp uses.

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Post by Trigger » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 am

I agree in that respect - this is why I was wondering if anybody had made anything work. The tub will get in the way of the usual jacking points but I was hoping to be able to find places on the chassis to be able to lift it. But clearly its not a simple thing.

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Post by dunny » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:27 pm

Hi
An RSJ across your garage ceiling then use your winch or whatever with extra large axle stands.
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Post by Alistairbuchanan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:46 pm

Check out these guys. Im currently modifying my celling height to fit the 1 post version

https://twinbusch.co.uk


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Post by Cjg62 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 am

I bought the A242 from https://twinbusch.co.uk £1200 inc VAT and collected from Kettering on a car trailer.

Luckily my garage is 3m high although I had to modify the width to make it fit. I believe they now sell a narrower version.

Rear pads locate on the engine bay tube joint and I use a couple of plywood spreaders under the front wishbones. I would like to think the Nomad would have similar points.

The car lives on the lift when not in use leaving a good working area below.

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Post by dunny » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:44 am

I think were all totally bonkers. :H:

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Post by Trigger » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:51 am

Surely a prerequisite of Ariel ownership ????

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Post by Alistairbuchanan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:28 pm

Just means we can fit another Atom in our garage


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Re: Garage car lift

Post by Karl V » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:56 pm

I was actually thinking of a large inspection pit as an alternative.

Something in the back of my head tells me they're banned now though (?)

They collect fumes and stuff? Maybe I'm making that up...

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Post by John Scherrer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:18 am

Legal I think, but not very safe ..

As Karl said, petrol fumes can pool in the bottom and ignite, if there's a fire in there or under the car when you're down there, there's not really any means of escape.
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