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Old 03-22-2017, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by HalfGerman View Post
This lift is interesting (or scary), but the price is up there:

https://www.naautoequipment.com/Atla...h-psp-6000.htm
I don't picture this as a feasible lift, to do much (if any) work on the car. I know I wouldn't wanna be under that thing.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:17 PM
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Default Atlas brand... $3200. Single Post - movable side arm design type.

The single post design'er.. - movable-/-portable style hydraulic lifts have been around Germany for decades gaining popularity here in N/A. The Atlas brand model PSP-6000 @ $3200 is on the low $ end for this type. There are German brands of this type costing closer to $5000 or better. ..

The national firm Greg Smith Equipment's Atlanta area showroom had several of this single post type on display. .. The type weighs approx., 1900lbs static. .. The at rest height is pretty tall, I'd think to tall for even taller than normal residential garage ceiling heights; Certainly wouldn't work on my 9'11"garage project, plus the cost $ is overkill for the budget . .. The Greg Smith Rep indicated the single post design is more of a commercial design. .. Have a look at its 1,900lb trolley weight,,, - It takes two men and a boy to move around the garage .... not to mention clearance.

Have a look on YouTube as there are plenty of How To video's which dispel any single post lift mis-representations. .. The sky is falling ... I don't want to be under that thing....

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/At...ngle-Post-Lift

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This lift is interesting (or scary), but the price is up there:

https://www.naautoequipment.com/Atla...h-psp-6000.htm
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:27 PM
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You can definitely drop the motor and trans using this lift. I have done it numerous times in the 911's and also in a testarossa... no problems...

The only downside to this lift is that it requires a 2 inch ramp to fit under our cars...

Otherwise, best $1500 you can spend...
Thanks!! This is helpful. Any tricks to making it work without the modifications?

Prices are up to $1995 delivered... At least that's the best I can find.

EDIT: For the Bendpak MD-6PX...

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Thanks!! This is helpful. Any tricks to making it work without the modifications?

Prices are up to $1995 delivered... At least that's the best I can find.
You don't need to modify it, at least not the one I have. You need ramps made of wood to clear the bottom of your car...
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:08 AM
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I was thinking of purchasing one of these lifts for my 911 i have found this one https://www.garageequipmentonline.co...ley-attachment has anybody had any dealings with this company and if so could you let me know how the after sales service is ???
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Originally Posted by LimeyBoy View Post
I'm about to pull the trigger on a MD-6XP and had exactly the same question - searched but did not see anyone confirming. Seems such a simple fix (rather than cutting out a bar) that there must be an issue with turning 180deg.....
Not sure about the 993, but I was able to drop the engine/trans on my 964 with the MD-6XP by rotating the lift 180 degrees. No crossbar cutting needed. I suspect the engine drop on the 993 would be similar. The HF lift table is a must IMHO.

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Thanks for that update! I've got my eye on this lift and will probably have one in the coming weeks.
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Originally Posted by Jimmyhamo View Post
I was thinking of purchasing one of these lifts for my 911 i have found this one https://www.garageequipmentonline.co...ley-attachment has anybody had any dealings with this company and if so could you let me know how the after sales service is ???
I'm in New Zealand so no real answer to your exact question, but I can say that a scissor lift has changed my DIY scope. Engine and transmission drop by myself. No help and no issues.
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by apanossi View Post
Not sure about the 993, but I was able to drop the engine/trans on my 964 with the MD-6XP by rotating the lift 180 degrees. No crossbar cutting needed. I suspect the engine drop on the 993 would be similar. The HF lift table is a must IMHO.
Thanks for the confirmation and cool picture - I will be ordering in the next couple of weeks!
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:27 PM
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A-I'd not drop with the hydraulics facing the rear. One never knows what will happen, and I'd hate to damage the important stuff.
B-There is a posted mod a number of us have done to cut the center of the bar out, but a short piece of tube whose ID matches the existing OD, and bolt it on when you aren't dropping the motor. All of 1 or 2 hours work. You can even buy exact match spray paint at HD.
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Originally Posted by Ed Hughes View Post
A-I'd not drop with the hydraulics facing the rear. One never knows what will happen, and I'd hate to damage the important stuff.
B-There is a posted mod a number of us have done to cut the center of the bar out, but a short piece of tube whose ID matches the existing OD, and bolt it on when you aren't dropping the motor. All of 1 or 2 hours work. You can even buy exact match spray paint at HD.
Where is the post that discusses that? Ordering one
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Originally Posted by audipwr1 View Post
Where is the post that discusses that? Ordering one
Post #40 has the mod. Mine is almost done.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:25 AM
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Default Compact Scissor Lift

I got mine from https://garageequipmentonline.com at a cost 0f ú1000.00, lifts the car with ease and leaves the rear end fully accessible for servicing best of all I can leave it in position and park right on top of it.
Well worth investing in one of these lifts makes life a whole lot easier.
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:58 PM
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I've had my Bend Pak for a couple of years. It's great for changing oil, bleeding brakes and all the other maintenence these cars need. Unfortunately, last time I was using it at full height, it developed a leak on on of the hydralic tubes. I'll have to fix it before my next oil change.

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