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Old 03-09-2017, 03:24 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Looks like for most of the bendpak / atlas /etc you can get by with 13' ceilings in the shop -- does that sound correct

Looking to add an enclosed lean-to on the side of existing shop and planning on making sure I have enough height for a lift
12'2" (or 4" I can measure) is what my atlas took in order to fit, I know it was damn close to not fitting.
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I don't have a lift (I don't work on cars anymore) but the only regret I ever have about a tool purchase is, "why didn't I buy this a long time ago?!"
Pretty much this… You can likely get by without one but as soon as you have one you’ll wonder why it was ever a question.
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:07 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I have a bendpak 10k the only thing that I regret is not stepping up to the 12k.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:17 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Next to the shop I built to put it in, its the best thing I've done for working on stuff. It makes most every task easier.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:02 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Vehicle lift worth it?

Does a bear shit in the woods...


Absolutely worth it.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:00 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:13 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Greetings all--

Getting ready to improve things in the garage.
The main component that the garage will be rearranged around is a car lift.
I definitely need a single post lift.

I have found a few that are suitable... but I don't want suitable.

Any and all information would be most appreciated!

Thank you.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:40 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I have a two car garage that fits one rig at a time and 10 foot ceilings. I thought I was SOL and had to use jackstands forever, but I looked around and this seems like a viable option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...N9FLU60S&psc=1

I install a decent amount of lifts and the biggest thing for me is to be able to droop out without an hour of moving jack stands around to get the vehicle high enough. I wish I could get a 12k lb one I could stand up under but something is better than nothing.
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I have a two car garage that fits one rig at a time and 10 foot ceilings. I thought I was SOL and had to use jackstands forever, but I looked around and this seems like a viable option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...N9FLU60S&psc=1

I install a decent amount of lifts and the biggest thing for me is to be able to droop out without an hour of moving jack stands around to get the vehicle high enough. I wish I could get a 12k lb one I could stand up under but something is better than nothing.
Raise the ceiling in area above lift. Adding 2-3ft vaulted area would be easy and worth it, to get full lift.
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Raise the ceiling in area above lift. Adding 2-3ft vaulted area would be easy and worth it, to get full lift.
There is a finished office above the garage.
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There is a finished office above the garage.
Let me guess you got a basement too?


Is the office business or pleasure? Fuck the office I would rather enjoy walking under a lift. Especially if you're installing a lot of shit, which meanings your profiting from it. Saving 1hr on a job will pay you back quick. So you have to duck in your office, so what beats rolling around on the floor when actually making money.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:18 AM   #63 (permalink)
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This is why I built my shop with 14ft eaves. What brand is better than the other. Looking for 10k+ capacity. 2-post probably. I've seen Atlas and Bendpac mentioned above. Others?
Challenger is definitely up there in quality made in Louisville Ky Have had no issues and was able to pick it up direct from the plant
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