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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Garage lifts
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 21, 2010 11:13AM

Okay, for those that have vertically challenged garages (8 foot ceilings), this looks very interesting:

[www.maxjaxusa.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 22, 2010 12:35PM

Very nice Carl. Should work well.

JB


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1113 posts)

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10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: August 22, 2010 02:11PM

Y'all could sell the Camaro and buy me one for Christmas.......


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 22, 2010 05:03PM

Graham, you are getting close to being a South'ner. Maybe they can get grits and Dickel at Tim Horton's. Better watch out, you will get rejected at the Border and asked if you have a "Handgun". The girl asked if had guns at home and then asked if had one with me, even after I advised had only my travel bag. "have to watch the southern boys, they all carry guns!"


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3947 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 22, 2010 09:47PM

Hold your breath for that one, Graham!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 23, 2010 08:17AM

Seems maybe Graham is more "International"

Only problem I see with that lift is that undoubtedly someone at some time is going to be tempted to try to use it without bolting it down and that is going to end in disaster. (Hey, no problem buddy, let me just bring over my portable lift! We'll set it up in your driveway!) One of the bases will slip out and the whole works will come crashing down. In truth it's a lawsuit just waiting to happen and I can't believe they were able to get product liability insurance on it.

JB


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 23, 2010 10:47PM

Its a cool idea, but i wonder how portable it really is. Let's face it, it can't be light so probably isn't all that easy to move. And, will it really save space if you ever do take the time to unbolt & move to the side or back of the garage? Doesn't seem like it'd save much space compared to where it'd be normally installed.

I don't have the money for one anyway, but if I did, I think I'd just keep an eye out for a regular one being sold by a shop closing down -- craigslist seems to have 3-5 of them at any given time around here.

As for liability, you may be right Jim... but I hope a judge or jurry would decide anyone who tried to take that suit forward is a moron & charge them for wasting everyone involved's time. Some people just don't belong in our gene pool.


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

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10/17/2009 11:28PM

Main British Car:
Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: Garage lifts
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: September 19, 2010 05:44PM

Hi Carl,
Thanks for this post , I was looking at these to put in the old shop way in the back of my property after I tear it down , add to the slab and build it back bigger. I was going to get a full size one and they are around 1500.00 and up. I never thought of buying a used one . Rob was right they are all over Craigs list , must be a couple of doz. and several fot 8 and 9 hundred, save myself about 1/2 !
William


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