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Old 06-22-2013, 07:01 AM   #16
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Interesting. How much does this weigh?
Looks to be about 230 lbs based on website (kg's).
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #17
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alot of people here is know how to weld, so why not just weld a lift table. Its not just saving you some dollars, but also you are learning some, its fun to fab your own useful crap, and also, you can have it just how you want it. Bigger,better.. maybe not faster.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #18
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Interesting, I attempted to order and have it shipped to see that cost and get this:

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Big Red Motorcycle Jack

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #19
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Interesting, I attempted to order and have it shipped to see that cost and get this:

ATTENTION NEEDED!
We're sorry. The following item(s) are no longer available:
Big Red Motorcycle Jack

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I just tried and it didn't say that. Got all the way to where I would put in my CC info. Shipping was $129.58
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:36 AM   #20
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alot of people here is know how to weld, so why not just weld a lift table. Its not just saving you some dollars, but also you are learning some, its fun to fab your own useful crap, and also, you can have it just how you want it. Bigger,better.. maybe not faster.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #21
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alot of people here is know how to weld, so why not just weld a lift table. Its not just saving you some dollars, but also you are learning some, its fun to fab your own useful crap, and also, you can have it just how you want it. Bigger,better.. maybe not faster.
Not everyone has welding and fabrication equipment or the space for it...
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:44 AM   #22
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alot of people here is know how to weld, so why not just weld a lift table. Its not just saving you some dollars, but also you are learning some, its fun to fab your own useful crap, and also, you can have it just how you want it. Bigger,better.. maybe not faster.
I seriously doubt I could source all the steel, fasteners, casters, hydraulics, and paint for what they're charging for a completed project. I agree with you about learning, but I think saving money is unlikely.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #23
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Talking Pep boys lift

Well I went into my local Pep Boy's this morning and ordered one, no shipping charged and the guy said it will be here next Monday, would have been by Friday but the holiday prevented that. Will post if there is a problem.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #24
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I've often considered a lift, but I just can't give up the floor space in the garage.
I'm kind'a in the same boat as you and need the garage space, but here's my solution:

No matter what kind of wheel chock you chose--the one it comes with or something more substantial--mount it with hardware easy to release, either carriage bolts or standard bolt with a wing nut. When you're done working (and obviously won't be using it again, say in the next 12 hours or so) remove the chock, lower the lift, and move it to the middle of your parking area. My truck rolls right over the HF lift with no clearance issues, and it stays out of my way--no barked shins!!!--underneath the truck.

Of course, if your personal ride is a Ferrari or Corvette, you're not gonna have the clearance. Solution is to trade me your exotic for my F150. Done!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #25
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For those with space issues, how about you set it in the slab? Cut out with a cement saw. Dig to the depth that you want. Pour in some concrete. Set it so that its flush. No clearance issues and you can park stuff on it. or above it. Of course you will want to plan on staying at that location for a while

Looks crazy slick. See this garage:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=203554
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:06 AM   #26
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Bad juju & Weekendwarrior, I've considered those options. The thing that holds me back is, where I live, a couple months of the year a lift under a vehicle or recessed into the floor would have melting snow/salt dripping on it. Probably not a good situation. Clearly the solution is a garage with another stall or two, but that's not going to happen on our tiny lot. :-)
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:25 AM   #27
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Would not have thought of that living in Texas. You would need drain in the bottom and remove it from the Hole when its nasty out.... likely the time when you need it most.

The choice is obvious.... the Cage lives in the driveway and the bikes live in the garage! Make the wife or kids clean your windows in the morning


Well, on second thought a house with a bigger lot and attached garage to park the cars as well as a separate shop for the bikes would likely be a better option. My actually be cheaper than a divorce if you mention to wife its her job to scrape the windows in the cold!
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:31 AM   #28
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Bad juju & Weekendwarrior, I've considered those options. The thing that holds me back is, where I live, a couple months of the year a lift under a vehicle or recessed into the floor would have melting snow/salt dripping on it. Probably not a good situation. Clearly the solution is a garage with another stall or two, but that's not going to happen on our tiny lot. :-)
Dave, don't you mean like 6 months out of the year! BTW great tag line.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #29
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Bad juju & Weekendwarrior, I've considered those options. The thing that holds me back is, where I live, a couple months of the year a lift under a vehicle or recessed into the floor would have melting snow/salt dripping on it. Probably not a good situation. Clearly the solution is a garage with another stall or two, but that's not going to happen on our tiny lot. :-)
What about sinking it, but adding just a tiny bit of a lip (or slope) around the pit to keep water out, and fabbing a cover for the hole? Seems like runoff could be managed. But it's a lot easier for me to sit way over here and spend your time and money :)
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:34 PM   #30
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$191.92

Currently the Pep Boys have a 20% reduction on all orders over $125 with the code SUMMER20. Just ordered one to be picked up at my local store to save the shipping and it cost $191.92 before taxes. I let you know how it looks.

http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/538868/801/

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Use promotional code SUMMER20 at checkout to receive discount Valid on all regularly priced or sale in-stock part or accessory purchased online. Enter promo code SUMMER20 in cart when purchased online to receive discount. Offer is not valid in combination with any other offers, rebates or discounts; not available to Pep Boys' Fleet & Commercial accounts; does not apply to labor, special order merchandise, tires or the purchase of gift cards. Valid online until 11:59 pm EST on 7/24/13. Online orders scheduled for in-store pick up must be completed in store by closing on 7/24/13 for discount to apply.
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