I need a lift!

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    383FormulaS67 Bob

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    I added a new garage to my house, but it has a 12" crock drain in the middle. The floor a lot fall to the drain. (We need to park inside for Ohio winters) I'm 58 this month and I'm done old floor jacks & jack stands. Hoping a mini lift would be a big improvement for me. Just want to slam this car out over the winter. No exterior paint, just replace inner fenders, motor work, suspension work, & go burn the tires off it this spring! It's my 2nd fastback Barracuda. I had a 68 F.S. 340 4spd blk on blk. Love your Cuda.
     
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    383FormulaS67 Bob

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    Agree, my current garage won't accommodate a full lift. Just need a mini for this project. Long term, man garage in the back yard with: full lift, toilet, shower, cable t.v., surround sound, sofa couch, and Farrah Fawcett Posters! !
     
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      oh man I want a lift so bad. cant decide between a 2 or 4 post. But lately I'm really stuck on a 4 post...I have my eye on a 14k Rotary 4 post.
       
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        Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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        As i mentioned before,i prefer the 4 post.
        14k is double what the average user needs,9-10,000 lbs is more than enough for home use.
        Balance is never an issue on a 4 post.what i like is the fact you can place tools on the deck, wheels also. Beats finding a place to pile tools.
        Two post hoists need more concrete to mount it and for stability.
        For front end work the 2 post makes work a little easier,but 4 post allows for jack placement virtually anywhere and i have used the deck as tie down points for pulling a part into place.

        My hoist is the 9k Backyard Buddy,free standing. It has a wheel kit so it can be moved if necessary. I have pretty much used it daily for 4 years.
         
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