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Old 09-13-2020, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default 1936 lift points for 2 post lift

Does anyone know the correct lift points for a 1936 Cabriolet.
I want to lift it on a 2 post Rotary Lift.
The chassis is not straight and I just donít trust lifting it.
I had several problems trying and it just donít look right.
Itís sturdy but Iím afraid itís going to slip off the arms of the lift.
I have seen it happen to other guys and itís a real mess.
Especially if itís a finished car.
I think I should change to a 4 post lift.
Any suggestions.
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1936 lift points for 2 post lift

You could make some ramps out wide channel iron and adaptors to hold them to your lift arms. Set them up for your cars track width and a little linger than the wheel base. A friend did this to his two post so he could lift his Model A’s.
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hi I lift these old fords two or three times every day with absolutely no problems. Been doing it for over twenty years. these cars have a strong frame. Had my 1935 roadster up on it today. I think you are worrying about nothing
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after working on/under both four post and two post, I would rather use a 4 post on the old cars with a rolling lift table . two post I see the need for an extra stiff knee/post and yes I have seen a two post lift bend the frame on a restored 40 sedan--It was mine!
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1936 lift points for 2 post lift

I've lifted m 39 Merc where the side rails meet the "X" frame junction points with no apparent problems.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:11 AM   #6
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See my post on quick jacks, my garage ceiling is about 7ft. I did notice that the passenger door doesnít close as nice on the quick jacks. I assume the frame is flexing or the weight of the front end is pulling door out of alignment a little.
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Hi I lift these old fords two or three times every day with absolutely no problems. Been doing it for over twenty years. these cars have a strong frame. Had my 1935 roadster up on it today. I think you are worrying about nothing
IMHO I was surprised with how light and flimsy the frame on my 36 wagon was when I took it off for paint.

I did however make 4-6 inch tall extensions for the arms to get them up high enough to clear the body when lifted. Other problem was 2 post needed to have posts closer in for flatheads and farther out for modern cars.

I got rid of my 2 post lift after I got tired of bending down to place the arms.

If I had to do it again I'd put a 2 x 12 across each arm pair front and back bolted to the hand on the arm to spread out load on the frame

Have 2 bendpak 4 post lifts and one bendpak parking lift. Used to have maxjax 2 post
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