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Old 12-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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Victor, Now would I take it out of the water when I want to get under the car or just drive off the dock using some plywood? Just need to tie a bobber to all my tools.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:43 PM
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Here is a good link to the Workhorse. I do like the versatility of it. I know everyone that wants to borrow it would too.

http://www.naautoequipment.com/MSC-6...lumn-lift.html
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:46 PM
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Here we go... Got him down to $2300 and $169 delivery to me, or the can be picked up locally. Multiple locations... Indy, Wisconsin, Michigan and more. This is the new style with adjustable inside posts.

http://indyautolift.com/MSC-6K.html

I am ordering one today, and he said price will be good for a week.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:54 PM
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Ill be going for a two poster in a few months maybe (depends how much Obummer costs me in extra taxes <LLC+Personal>)...
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:57 PM
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I have a commercial unit made by direct lift. best thing I ever bought. I park the car on it and I park my Explorer underneath it. I use it all the time for all my cars.

It cost me $1800. on sale from a place in Buffalo, and I bought a bridge jack from the same place for $350 bucks. It makes everything easier, especially the bridge jack. Used it putting in the motor mounts among other things..

The thing has wheels, I can roll it around the garage with the car still on it, beutiful thing it is.....Uses 110 circuit, no brainer if you want a lift.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:22 PM
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Looks like Victor made a pretty nice deal on these for us. I will be just under $2600 with shipping and the oil to fill the thing up. It sure will be nice to have something that can be used inside or outside. I personally much prefer working outdoors with natural lighting when the weather is good.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:50 PM
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Got my lift delivered today. Now comes assembly. After looking over the design, build qaulity. and all the bits that are involved, I do not know how they can make and sell them for $2300. Victor is already using his and he says it is just a little too high for a 944 or 928. What I might do is pre-cut some 2x6's to help elevate the cars some and then drive them on rather than pushing the lift under from the side.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:47 PM
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it does slide under the 928, but it is definitely a tight fit. If you car is lowered at all or your exhaust hangs a little low it will catch when you slide her under.
Robs 2x blocks sould do the trick though
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Works great, don't it! I love my Workhorse lift!

It just clears the underside of my car, with the 1.5 pins and pads.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:50 AM
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I looked for a used two post last year and was pleased to find they are easy to find. -mine was on Craigslist, a looks nearly new Rotary for $1200 delivered to my barn. I'll wire it up myself this summer.
It would not be worth my time to rig up a homemade unit.... and I am a really frugal person.
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Assembly complete on the new lift but it will be a while before I get to use. It was pretty easy to put together even without instructions being in the box. The hard part was the tower. I did it myself using a crane but 4 guys could get it stood up too.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:24 PM
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I would post a pic of mine but I think Victors pic above pretty much says it all. I just wish my engine bay in my car looked as good as his. Those sure are some good looking intake snouts. lol

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:53 PM
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Used my lift today for the first time. Had a smile on my face the entire time while doing brakes and oil on my girl's Jetta. What a great investment.
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