Tools & Fabrication - Yard remodel with new tool !
10-18-2010, 05:10 PM
Grabbed this used car lift and installed it under my car port.
So, here we go for some major surgery, and not to mention more $ $ $ $
Us boys n our toys .
10-18-2010, 07:32 PM
So what I want to do, how thick is that concrete for the lift?
10-18-2010, 10:43 PM
Where the towers are, it's about 8 > 10 inches thick of 4000psi. Prolly a lil overkill but at least I know it won't go anywhere.
Specs from Mohawk say at least 4 1/2 inches of 4000 psi for a 10,000 cap lift.
10-18-2010, 10:48 PM
Nice...not a big fan of the semi covered carport, but jealous of the lift. How fast was your heart beating on the first full lift of your car hoping it wouldn't topple over? :D
10-19-2010, 03:13 AM
Awesome! Thats a creative idea for a budget garage if i've ever seen one
10-19-2010, 03:14 AM
Wow that's sweet, thought about building one in my back yard but then realized it would be way to cold in the winter....
10-19-2010, 06:43 AM
I put my Silverado up in the air first, and YES, I was Nervous ! I figured I might as well go for it and put the heaviest thing I have on it .
Then re torqued the lag bolts and all seems good.
One good thing about the climate here, not too cold in the winter. However Summer is Hot n Humid like the tropics ! That's why I went with just a car port and not an enclosed building. + it's pretty shaded in the back yard so that will help.
10-21-2010, 11:39 AM
How much did you pay for that used lift? I'm trying to build a garage and put a lift in it. New 2-post lifts run about $1,400-1,600 so I'm curious if used ones sell pretty cheap.
10-26-2010, 07:55 AM
Craigslist > $1800 dropped off under the carport.
A new 2 post for 1400 > 1800, get what you pay for. But for a budget setup, to each is own.
This Mowhawk is about 5 K new, but it's built like a ton of bricks. + it has only 1 fluid line across the top. No cables or such from tower to tower.
In 07 I grabbed a used Nausbaum 2 post while I was up in Kansas. Got it for $ 1100 .
It worked ok but this Mowhawk has it beat hands down.
Keep an eye on craigslist, U never know .
10-31-2010, 01:36 AM
Sweet, Get one of those 56inch fans from harbor freight for the summer. Won't do much for the humidity down here but it helps alot when working outside!!
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