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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously it depends on what you want to do with it, how much space you have, and what your budget it. But the lift that I have in our garage at work is probably the single best tool purchase I have made in the last 10 years It is absolutely brilliant. I think total cost with installation was probably somewhere around £3.5k.

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mmcd87
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might help some people. I bought a set of these almost 7 years ago and have used them with my 996.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sports-car-long-low-profile-low-angle-incline-lifting-Ramps-2000Kg-a-pair-/251174359693
 
  
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Location: Halifax, NS Canada


PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rdodger wrote:
I keep looking at these

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/


I got a pair of these last fall. Car up on them as I type. Work great! Fit under even lowered car, store away against a wall taking up very little space. A little fiddly to get lined up, but no harder than a two post really. Lifts even and balanced. Perfect for wheel/brake work.
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve ended up going for a basic style ramp but in 3 pieces.
1st piece is a long slope to allow for lowered 911’s to get onto the ramp, a starter ramp if you like
2nd is a sharper angle to get up to the required height of 300mm
And 3rd is a basic block for the wheel to sit on.

2 ramp pieces come off to leave the car sitting on the blocks so it’s easier to get at the car all round as it’ll probably end up on stands to get the wheels off.

I made them 325mm wide to allow for the wide wheels and it’ll add a bit more stability.

I only got a start to them yesterday and only got halfway done as I’m basically making them from scrap at work. Mostly from 5-6mm sheet off cuts from the plasma so then I have to start and fold them and cut to suit obviously.

All this means it probably won’t cost me a penny and it’s right just for my job and space.

I love free stuff Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sound perfect Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ideas good. But it’s not finished yet Floor

I’ll get them done this week with a bit of luck. I want to get the rear up so I can do the plugs and maybe doctor the engine mounts
 
  
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Grey996
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about digging an inspection pit, I get plenty of use out of mine.
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey996 wrote:
What about digging an inspection pit, I get plenty of use out of mine.


I’d say the wife would make sure I never got out of the pit if I started digging. Grin
 
  
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell her you're digging your own grave.

I've just remembered some ramps my Dad made when I was a kid. Used them for years and I used to use them too. Made from some square 4 by 4 blocks and 8 x 3 planks all mailed together. Proper did the trick for at least 10 years.

Just looking on google and can't find anything as bad as ours were, but there;s some good ideas here:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C2CHBF_en-GBGB822GB822&biw=1680&bih=939&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=a3NXXPW-IfKT1fAPvs2ooAY&q=homemade+wood+car+ramps&oq=homemade+wood+car+ramps&gs_l=img.3..0.110779.110779..111124...0.0..0.62.62.1......1....1..gws-wiz-img.StVOIsesh4w
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