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post #1 of 9 Old 04-02-2014, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Ramp

I know various people have thought about this, so having finally bitten the bullet and done it myself, I thought I would post a wee picture of my new 4 post ramp in action.

Happy to supply details and observations/findings from installing it myself if anyone is interested, but the usual "amateur status" health warning applies.

Note that, at this stage, I have only had the courage to raise the car to the first ratchet stop of the safety

It was a nice to find that...

a) the 348, my widest car, could make it onto the ramp without issue
b) the lights all across the glen did not go out when I pushed the "up" button


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Very nice. Looks like a really heavy duty model.

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Very nice. Looks like a really heavy duty model.
How dare you Terry! I love my 348 and its not as heavy as it looks

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Maybe you should try one of those F355 taillight conversions to make her look lighter.

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-09-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I finally swallowed the brave pill and put one on top of the other. I'll be stepping outside to check every 30mins and may not sleep tonight!!!


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Others : 1967 E-Type S1 FHC, 1972 S1 XJ6, 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS, 2006 Ford GT, 2001 Mini Cooper Sport 465/500
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Is there a physical lock that holds the elevated lift up, or is it purely hydraulic? Looks awesome!
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-09-2014, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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There is a ladder ratchet mechanical safety as well as the hydraulic system, so the only thing concerning me is that it was me who put it all together

I've checked it 3 times now and it hasn't moved a millimeter, so I may get some sleep afterall.

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I think almost all of them have some sort of safety lock but some of the better ones like the Bend Pak have a sort of double safety that will lock if the cable was to break while lowering the car. Most of the lifts have some sort of safety that has to be held in order to lower the car down. If something were to happen during this time there is no safety until you take your hand off the button or lever and most likely too late. The more expensive ones have a cable break safety that engages if the cable looses tension for any reason. It will engage even if you are holding the safety to lower the car.

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