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Tilting car lifts - help please #657043
18/08/20 04:08 PM
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Hi Folks sos

I've read the threads about lifts these but I'd welcome a little clarification as follows:

1 If you have a 1500 kg version how long are the tilting runners and

2 How well do the runners cope with the many nuts and bolts that protrude from the bottom of the car?

Thanks in anticipation

Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657217
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Not sure I understand what lifts you are referring too and what you mean by "tilting runners"?


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657224
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One of these?


Tilting Car Lift


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657227
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Oh, now I get it - thanks. Interesting concept, better have those wheels on the ground well chocked scared


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657233
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I've owned and used 3 types of car lift including the type above, which was the most inconvenient and troublesome of the lot. Two problems, first was getting it into the air, with is a super effort with the crank handle provided or you need to use a VERY powerful drill, my 18v Lion De-walt wouldn't touch it. Second was that you need a car width of space at the side so it can be rolled under the car you want to work on.

The Second type was like this

https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-power-tools/car-lift/1362304555

it would have been great for the Morgan as the arms are positionable and it lives permanently under the car, best used with some low drive on ramps at the side as it's a bit bulky. Tips hydraulically too.

Current lift (and the best in my opinion except it doesn't tilt) is like this

https://geg.co/product/eurotek-mrs3-scissor-lift/?v=79cba1185463

Its much neater when not in use, gives full access underneath the car, its far more stable than either of the other types and low enough to drive straight over. Only downside is the car as to be carefully positioned over the lift as the chassis is only just wider than the inner faces of the lifter pads.


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657269
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I use a 1inch thick wood strip on top of the rubber on the lift rails. This then takes the puncture of the various bolts and is easily removed after use - thus the rubber strips remain in pristine condition!!

Heath Robinson is alive and well !

Cheers!


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657281
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I still like my EZ Car Lift all sides access with the big wheels attached can easily move Morgans around and the lift itself can be easily moved from one Moggy to another. Best investment I've made use it all the time and not just for the Morgan's.


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657411
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My thanks to those who contributed. My thoughts coincided with those of Robbie's experience - the daft thing is, I'll have to jack up my Roadster first or drive it onto something that will take it up by three inches in order to slide the lift into place. Again, suitable pieces of wood will do the job and fortunately I have a 1 kw drill to wind it up. I don't get up and under often enough to warrant expenditure of 1,500 GBP so hopefully, cheap will keep me cheerful. drive

Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657443
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Roady,
What drill do you use as I find I have to manually get the lift up about a foot before my drill can take over

Cheers!


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657468
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Robbie, so you have one of the tilting lifts?

I ask because I was also looking at these and wondered if you can get it far enough forward to give a reasonable point of balance.

Does it tend to come up nose first or tail first?

And no tendency to slide on the runners when the car is tilted?

Last edited by IvorMog; 20/08/20 08:27 PM.

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