Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2023, 10:05 PM   #1
dean333
Senior Member
 
dean333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Shorewood Illinois
Posts: 767
Send a message via Yahoo to dean333
Default Garage lift

I have an 8 ceiling and a 33 Ford. The maximum I can lift the car is 3. Anyone know of a lift/hoist than can accommodate my limited space needs?
__________________
Tim Carlig
dean333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 06:51 AM   #2
TomT/Williamsburg
Senior Member
 
TomT/Williamsburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Posts: 2,622
Default Re: Garage lift

There is a scissor style lift that is like a two post lift in how you get the frame set to be lifted but without the posts. Good for brake jobs, tire stuff and the like. However, anything under the center of the car that needs repair is hindered by the very nature of the like.

Google it and see if will do most of what you want to do.

The next solution are ramps that used to be available - they are propped up at the front and you onto onto it and jack it up in the back for about 20” clearance. This is the opposite of the scissor lift in that there is no obstruction underneath but you would still need a floor jack for things where you would need to remove a wheel, brakes, etc. Google this and see what you come up with as well ….

Good luck ….
TomT/Williamsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 09-26-2023, 07:03 AM   #3
Ray in La Mesa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: La Mesa Ca
Posts: 1,116
Default Re: Garage lift

The "old time" solution was to dig a trench in the yard & drive over it.
Ray in La Mesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 07:14 AM   #4
jackson
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 54
Default Re: Garage lift

I have this lift:

https://www.kwik-lift.com

It requires a floor-jack to lift the rear. I park my car on it when I don't need to get under the car. I just moved... no longer need my Qwik-Lift. It comes apart, will fit in a pickup truck.
__________________
1950 Mercury mild custom. Original flathead, re-built, bored .040 over, Max-1 cam, Offy heads, Edelbrock super duel with Stromberg 48s.
jackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 07:55 AM   #5
rockfla
Senior Member
 
rockfla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 3,765
Default Re: Garage lift

IF you want to get fancy and have the $$$$
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Lift.jpg (35.4 KB, 48 views)
rockfla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 09:21 AM   #6
PeterC
Senior Member
 
PeterC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 852
Default Re: Garage lift

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Both Kwik Lift and Quick Jack are good solutions - I have the Quick Jack as it is frame lift and frees up entire suspension and under car for servicing! Both are excellent for low garage ceilings.



https://www.kwik-lift.com/product/kw...-full-package/


https://www.quickjack.com/?gclid=EAI...SAAEgJgOvD_BwE
Attached Images
File Type: jpg A432C4F4-CB95-4C56-BE07-0E762760F826_1_201_a.jpg (40.1 KB, 44 views)

Last edited by PeterC; 09-26-2023 at 09:37 AM.
PeterC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 10:59 AM   #7
38bill
Senior Member
 
38bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,145
Default Re: Garage lift

I too have a Kwik Lift. Affordable and works great if don't mind laying on a creeper under the car. With a maximum 3' lift available you will be working on your back anyway. I purchased mine second hand and I still see them for sale used every now and then. They usually came with one cross plate but 2 would be better. Wheels were another option. I just put mine on HF tire dollies when I want to roll it around.
38bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 01:57 PM   #8
dean333
Senior Member
 
dean333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Shorewood Illinois
Posts: 767
Send a message via Yahoo to dean333
Default Re: Garage lift

Kwik lift ceased production a year ago due to lack of steel. If anyone knows of a used Kwik Lift for sale, I’m interested.
__________________
Tim Carlig

Last edited by dean333; 09-26-2023 at 03:53 PM.
dean333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 06:27 PM   #9
Tony, NY
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Capital of Corruption , NY
Posts: 805
Default Re: Garage lift

MaxJack used to be real popular over at the Garage Journal. Portable 2 post lift. https://www.maxjax.com/?gclid=CjwKCA...BoCLk0QAvD_BwE
Tony, NY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 06:33 PM   #10
Pete
Senior Member
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wa.
Posts: 5,145
Default Re: Garage lift

There are 2 viable solutions for your problem
1 - Put in a pit.
2 - Raise the roof.

A pit is MUCH easier because it does not have to be done quickly to keep the rain and locusts out.
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 06:47 PM   #11
51504bat
Senior Member
 
51504bat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SoCal-Redlands
Posts: 2,917
Default Re: Garage lift

Don't even think about telling your insurance broker if you have a pit.
__________________
Making the simple complicated for over 30 years.
51504bat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 07:08 PM   #12
paul2748
Senior Member
 
paul2748's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midland Park, NJ
Posts: 3,858
Default Re: Garage lift

Pits are illegal in a lot of places.
__________________
48 Ford Conv
56 Tbird
54 Ford Victoria
paul2748 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2023, 08:22 PM   #13
dean333
Senior Member
 
dean333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Shorewood Illinois
Posts: 767
Send a message via Yahoo to dean333
Default Re: Garage lift

Nice two poster Tony but twice what I’d like to spend ideally.
__________________
Tim Carlig
dean333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2023, 06:13 AM   #14
corvette8n
Senior Member
 
corvette8n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 36 miles north of Albany NY
Posts: 2,862
Default Re: Garage lift

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=256084
I have a set of quick jacks, I bought the 12 volt model, I even left my ‘41 on them thru the winter once. In Nov-Dec. time frame the Quick jack site usually has a $100 or more off promotion.

So far I’ve used them with my ‘41, a Lincoln MKZ, a Frontier, a Ford Focus, Camry, and I sure I missed a few other cars relatives own.

Last edited by corvette8n; 09-27-2023 at 06:20 AM.
corvette8n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2023, 08:37 AM   #15
51504bat
Senior Member
 
51504bat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SoCal-Redlands
Posts: 2,917
Default Re: Garage lift

Quote:
Originally Posted by dean333 View Post
Kwik lift ceased production a year ago due to lack of steel. If anyone knows of a used Kwik Lift for sale, Im interested.

I emailed Kwik Lift if they had an ETA when lifts would be available again and their response was no ETA at this time. Doesn't sound promising.
__________________
Making the simple complicated for over 30 years.
51504bat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2023, 09:10 AM   #16
Krylon32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,206
Default Re: Garage lift

I'm kind of a dinosaur but I never figured out the advantage of a Kwik Lift when a floor jack with some good jack stands gets you to the same place. Kwik Lift is probably safer?
Krylon32 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2023, 03:50 PM   #17
38coop
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cocoa Florida
Posts: 180
Default Re: Garage lift

Hey Krylon 32. I have the same lift as you. It's a wonder i am still alive with all the bumper jack lifts i used in my teenage years.
38coop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2023, 10:35 AM   #18
Shoebox
Senior Member
 
Shoebox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Holmen,Wisconsin
Posts: 755
Default Re: Garage lift

[QUOTE=PeterC;2258212]Both Kwik Lift and Quick Jack are good solutions - I have the Quick Jack as it is frame lift and frees up entire suspension and under car for servicing! Both are excellent for low garage ceilings.
QUOTE]


I have a 4 post Bendpak lift which I love, but I have 2 projects and needed something better than the constant floor jack/jack stand shuffle. I saw this thread and liked the frame lift idea of the Quick Jack, saw it is a Bendpak product, and gave them a call. I was routed to the same gal I dealt with 4 years ago when I got the 4 post. I was given some nice "returning customer" consideration, and 3 days later Fed Ex delivered. So far I REALLY like it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg '51 on Quick Jack.jpg (63.5 KB, 74 views)
__________________
I went, I saw, I bought the T shirt

51 Ford Deluxe Tudor
32 Ford roadster
39 Mercury Towncar
Shoebox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2023, 12:05 PM   #19
BigJim394
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 20
Default Re: Garage lift

Thanks for starting this thread
It has the kind of great info I had been looking for
BigJim394 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2023, 01:15 PM   #20
petehoovie
Senior Member
 
petehoovie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7,124
Default Re: Garage lift

[QUOTE=Shoebox;2264385]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterC View Post
Both Kwik Lift and Quick Jack are good solutions - I have the Quick Jack as it is frame lift and frees up entire suspension and under car for servicing! Both are excellent for low garage ceilings.
QUOTE]


I have a 4 post Bendpak lift which I love, but I have 2 projects and needed something better than the constant floor jack/jack stand shuffle. I saw this thread and liked the frame lift idea of the Quick Jack, saw it is a Bendpak product, and gave them a call. I was routed to the same gal I dealt with 4 years ago when I got the 4 post. I was given some nice "returning customer" consideration, and 3 days later Fed Ex delivered. So far I REALLY like it.
__________________
The only thing nice about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others....

"Silver rings, your butt! Them's washers!"
"We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of steel holes!" - from 'The Wild Bunch' - 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NReUd2_0u0
petehoovie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32 AM.