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Car hoist recomendations?
Cracker137 Offline
Hey Guys!

My new Wife and I just bought our first house, and I plan for this to be THE house until I retire (Assuming I want to move in retirment) One of the big things I wanted was a pole barn in the back to do all my tinkering on my TC and other cars, now that I have it, the next step is to equip it the best I can. The first order of buisness for me is to get a lift in there .

Does anyone have exsperience in buying these? What does it take/how much to install them. What does a good one normally run, what are some of the better brands/names for these?

Any insight would is greatly appreciated.
1987 Thunderbird TC
-T3 Turbo
-3G 130 Amp

TurboBoost88 Offline
look up greg smith equipment. I have purchased 4 post lift, 2 exhaust pipe benders from him. Lots of options and price ranges. Ben-Pack would be tops in my book for a 2 post lift.
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mike schrijvers Offline
I got a couple 4 post lifts from direct lift for 2100 canadain.(about 190 us). They use 110 ,8000 lb capacity and are fairly easy to put together. They are better than the 2 post lifts for storage but I'm looking at getting a 2 post lift to work on the car. suspension and brake work would much easier and I wouldn't hit my head often on the lift. I mounted strinds of LED lights along the inside of he rails and it makes it so much easier to see what your doing under the car.
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1974 charger
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PaulTahoe Offline
Junior Member
This is an old thread so I decided to give it a bump. We are just getting ready to drop the fuel tank out of the 87 Turbo Coupe.

This is an Atlas 14K lift I've had for about 7 years or so. I'm an old man and my back is bad so I can't work on anything without this lift.

I'm real happy with the Atlas..

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teal95 Offline
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We have a Rotary 9k at my parents. Nice lift but expensive as I bought it new. When I did my shop I watched for many months and came across a shop that moved and was selling off their old equipment as they bought new for most of the shop equipment. For less that the Rotary I bought 15 years before I got a PAIR of used 9k Challengers. Now I have one put up and the second needs a few parts replaced before is finish it up.

Basically watch the classifieds (Craigslist, Facebook, eBay....) for what you're after.
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