I bought a Bend-Pak MD-6XP Lift, Wow.....

Old 09-21-2006, 06:55 PM
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I have been using mine on bare concrete for over a year. No ill effects. I also have 2x12 ramps. Once I decided exact location of the lift, I pust down tape to mark the position on the ramps. As you raise the car off the ramps, the suspension/tires will drag the ramps inward over time. I just push them back in to position every once in a while. For the money, you can't beat these lifts.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Verburg
Steel or aluminum are fine, concrete will be damaged before long. I use scraps of 3/8" aluminum hull plate at the rollers and pivot
the first pic is when I was starting to build the platform, the second is almost done, I needed to add another 1" layer to get the lowere 993 onto it.
Very nice setup. This gives me a ton of idea....which might not be a good thing
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:21 PM
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Thanks Bill, I have a couple thin steel tracks now for the rollers. I am in the process of setting up ramps and a platform so I can clear the lift after my new suspension is complete.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:40 AM
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A question for you mid-rise lift owners:

Doing the trig it looks like the car moves forward about 8 inches at full lift when compared to at rest and that's the same distance the rollers travel on the floor?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:55 AM
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I have never noticed mine moving forward at all. I just had it up and back down yesterday. Maybe it does.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jimq View Post
I have never noticed mine moving forward at all. I just had it up and back down yesterday. Maybe it does.
+1, no movement noticed on mine.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:02 AM
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Ed Hughes has one and we were able to drop the motor and w/o the trans easy. I'm the trans could have come out also, we just didn't do it. This lift is prefect for 9 one one owers, for obvious reasons. Not as handy for us water pumpers though, unless we never drop the central tube.

And yes, they make a great table for entertaining guests on race weekends.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:37 AM
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I just got one and it may move forward when nothing is on it. This is because I was messing with it...up/down...up/down...up/down. With a car on it it's not going to move.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:31 PM
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Hmm, I think my question was a bit half baked; the car shouldn't move fore and aft seeing as one end of the lift is effectively fixed. And I can't even blame the mulled wine!
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:39 PM
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what exact Bend Pak model is this?

I'm just waiting to complete the inside of my shed addition before I order mine up. I put a 5 1/2" depression in the floor so I can just drive the car over it-no blocking needed.

Your model appears to have the adjustable arms on it-that is a must.

I was settled on the Atlas TD6MR @ $1295 + shipping from Greg Smith eqpt. I never saw a Bend Pak with adjustable arms at that $1400+ price point.

EDIT-I just read your post again...I guess I simply missed the model.

The Bend pak MD-6XP @ $1499! That is listed at $2145 at the sources I saw, and that doesn't include shipping I believe.

I guess I better get back on the research wagon.

wow..edit again, I guess I should look at the DATE of the post huh? No wonder it was $1499...nevermind

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Old 10-01-2010, 07:48 PM
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What I'd like to see a pic of, is the engine and transmission from directly below the vehicle when the lift is up high enough to clear a removed engine/transmission assembly.

On these types of lifts, there is a horizontal cross-brace tying the longitudinal supports together at the rear. The way I see it, that cross-brace would interfere with the front of the transmission as the lift is raised while the engine/transmission is lift supported on a cart.

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:44 AM
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I went with a different model, the Bendpak LR-60P.

Its a drive over pad lift, only goes 32" high, but I like it much better. in this pic the lift is less than half way up.

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Old 10-02-2010, 10:13 AM
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This is probably the one I will be going cross bars connecting the runways which give you full access to the bottom of the vehicle...

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Old 10-02-2010, 12:22 PM
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Hi Cosmic-993,

Nice meeting you and your wife last week-end, question on your lift is the clearance for draining the oil tank OK?
Did you get the lift ship to your house? I am sick of the ramps/stands deal, and would love one if I could convince the wife.

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:32 PM
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Congratulations! It is nice to spend more time working on the car than jacking it up and crawling in and out from underneath

I would cut it into the floor myself. Concrete work is so easy even a caveman can do it.

Here is a pic I pulled off the web. I'm sure someone here knows him.

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