Click here to return to the home page.
Image of a road.
Who's Online Now
16 registered members (KEVFITZ, Lance, Rainer Duell, NelsonG, John07, Dada, Wirewheel, Budster, dmh, James B W, Alistair, AZJowett, Ncik P, AlyMatt, DickJ, osten), 50 guests, and 19 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 341
John V6 177
Newest Topics
New Artwork
by Bunny. 21/07/19 10:58 AM
Bonnet strap For Sale on Ebay
by Redfate. 21/07/19 08:10 AM
FaceApp
by Alistair. 21/07/19 07:53 AM
LED 8700 EVO 2 headlamps
by LightSpeed. 21/07/19 03:29 AM
Steering wheel is sweating oil
by NelsonG. 20/07/19 09:27 PM
Water Melons
by +8Rich. 20/07/19 07:46 PM
Pedal Car Restoration Update
by DaveW. 20/07/19 02:45 PM
Latest Photos
BHM breakfast 6/7/19
Wolverstone Classics on the Park
Some other little planes
All Morgans' Day 7th June 2020 Bookings now open
Some little planes.
Newest Members
Steve Witney, Pierre-Francois, Caroash, John d, Rogerhamp1971
6600 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums33
Topics35,660
Posts575,584
Members6,600
Most Online341
Feb 11th, 2018
Today's Birthdays
toitoine
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Renting a car lift #553272
11/01/19 05:37 PM
11/01/19 05:37 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
W
Wirewheel Online content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
Wirewheel  Online Content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
W

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
I bought one of Cain’s (Wolf Performance) chassis cross member rub plates at the Thrill on the Hill event. Great piece of kit. I tried to install it at home last week but could not get enough clearance underneath using axle stands, so I had to find an alternative solution.
I found a small outfit, about an hour and a half from home, which offers a number of work bays to rent by the hour. I booked a bay with a four post car lift for two hours, 18 pounds per hour and went down this morning to drill the holes to fit the rub plate. I am glad I did, the car lift makes the job so much easier from below. Whilst the car was up there I was able to do a spanner check, oil the rear springs and touch up the under seal.

The place I went to is called ‘This is your garage’ and is located south of Abingdon at Culham. It is run by enthusiasts. Potential for a TM meet later in the year.


Ian
2011 Plus 4

Wild Mogs "Carried on to the Isle of Man" 2017
Wild Mogs "Carried on to Caramulo" 2016
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553284
11/01/19 06:03 PM
11/01/19 06:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,622
Gloucestershire, UK
Hamwich Offline
Talk Morgan Guru
Hamwich  Offline
Talk Morgan Guru

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,622
Gloucestershire, UK
Good solution Ian! Good value too.


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553285
11/01/19 06:06 PM
11/01/19 06:06 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 10,670
Lancashire, England
Stewart S Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Stewart S  Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 10,670
Lancashire, England
That’s a great idea
Will have to see if there is similar near me
How does it work actually getting your Mog safely on the lift? Does someone help you or are you left completely to your own devices


2008 Bugatti Blue Roadster 4 Seater
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553294
11/01/19 07:01 PM
11/01/19 07:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
W
Wirewheel Online content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
Wirewheel  Online Content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
W

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
Hi Stewart, the guys guide you onto the ramp. They were looking underneath to ensure nothing is going to touch. Once on the ramp, they got me to move it he car forward so that the entry ramps did not touch the rear of the car when the ramp is raised.
The guys went through some health and safety with me before showing me how to raise and lock and how to lower the ramp. They preferred to be asked to help rather that me struggle.
They also guided me off the ramp and once again watched underneath to ensure nothing touched.

I looked into renting car lifts when I first got the Morgan. The two around my area, one near Bromsgrove had already closed and another in Coventry changed over to become a regular garage for servicing cars. Some my conclusion is if these places aren’t used we loose them.


Ian
2011 Plus 4

Wild Mogs "Carried on to the Isle of Man" 2017
Wild Mogs "Carried on to Caramulo" 2016
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553297
11/01/19 07:15 PM
11/01/19 07:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 10,670
Lancashire, England
Stewart S Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Stewart S  Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 10,670
Lancashire, England
Yes I think someone mentioned one in Bromsgrove on this forum a couple of years ago

Sad that it’s closed. I assume it’s only going to be classic car owners that are going to use these facilities so it’s a quite limited customer base

I’d be there every nearly every Saturday if there was one near me


2008 Bugatti Blue Roadster 4 Seater
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553312
11/01/19 08:36 PM
11/01/19 08:36 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
W
Wirewheel Online content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
Wirewheel  Online Content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
W

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
I can see myself going down at least once a year just to check and top up the under seal, check and top up gearbox and axle level. All I would need would be to book up for an hour job done.


Ian
2011 Plus 4

Wild Mogs "Carried on to the Isle of Man" 2017
Wild Mogs "Carried on to Caramulo" 2016
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553330
11/01/19 10:31 PM
11/01/19 10:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 22,405
Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Graham, G4FUJ  Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 22,405
Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Nice find Ian. thumbs


Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553342
11/01/19 11:27 PM
11/01/19 11:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 967
Oxon
Craig Jezz Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
Craig Jezz  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 967
Oxon
Originally Posted By Wirewheel
I bought one of Cain’s (Wolf Performance) chassis cross member rub plates at the Thrill on the Hill event. Great piece of kit. I tried to install it at home last week but could not get enough clearance underneath using axle stands, so I had to find an alternative solution.
I found a small outfit, about an hour and a half from home, which offers a number of work bays to rent by the hour. I booked a bay with a four post car lift for two hours, 18 pounds per hour and went down this morning to drill the holes to fit the rub plate. I am glad I did, the car lift makes the job so much easier from below. Whilst the car was up there I was able to do a spanner check, oil the rear springs and touch up the under seal.

The place I went to is called ‘This is your garage’ and is located south of Abingdon at Culham. It is run by enthusiasts. Potential for a TM meet later in the year.



TM meet sounds like a good plan, weekends are better for me ?


Craig Jezz

Morgan 4/4 Sports Sand (Williams & Wolf Tuned)
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553379
12/01/19 09:38 AM
12/01/19 09:38 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
W
Wirewheel Online content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
Wirewheel  Online Content OP
Talk Morgan Addict
W

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,638
South Warwickshire
Craig, at present their cafe is not open. The guys are working to get that resolved.
Once the cafe is open, I will see what interest there is on here to set up a meet.


Ian
2011 Plus 4

Wild Mogs "Carried on to the Isle of Man" 2017
Wild Mogs "Carried on to Caramulo" 2016
Re: Renting a car lift [Re: Wirewheel] #553380
12/01/19 09:42 AM
12/01/19 09:42 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 4,180
Reading
A11OGE Offline
Part of the Furniture
A11OGE  Offline
Part of the Furniture

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 4,180
Reading
sounds like a plan

Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Craig, at present their cafe is not open. The guys are working to get that resolved.
Once the cafe is open, I will see what interest there is on here to set up a meet.


Steve A11OGE Red 1989 4/4 4 seater

'A Morgan is for life, not just for Sundays'
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Aeroman, Simon 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1