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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GRNONION50, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. GRNONION50
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
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    Just got my lift. Its going to be nice not laying on my back rebuilding the front end.

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  2. My neighbor has one of those. Works pretty well for him.
     
  3. Man-that scares the shit out of me.
     
  4. LANCE-SPEED
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    I was thinkin the same thing, looks sketchy:eek:
     
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  5. GRNONION50
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    Its a very stable lift works well

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  6. .....I really hope that it's safer than it looks. Just seems like a lot of car on not so much of a lift. Good luck. Stay safe.
     
  7. a50merc
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    I would rather Work on the Ground than using that Lift

    Just my 3.5 cents
     
  8. Please be safe! That's a big risk in my opinion.
     
  9. GRNONION50
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    Yep always safe. Thanks guys.

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  10. 40FORDPU
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    What is it rated at?..brand?
    Nice Merc by the way.
     
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  12. blowby
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    Although I've read nothing but good on these things, I'd still be tempted to build a couple of simple wood trusses to go under the bumpers as a safety measure.
     
  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    that's a beautiful Merc. Personally, I wouldn't get under the car with that lift.
    Does the lift have a lockout to keep the lift up in the event you lose hydraulic pressure.
     
  14. brad chevy
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    Defintely buy you some tall jackstands for saftey man,heck your engine weighs more than that lift. Just be safe and dang nice car.
     
  15. anthony myrick
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    I have the snap on version of that lift and love it . Its perfect for body work, no poles or other parts to get in the way. Its stable and has a safety lock. I have used it for 15 years with no safety issues ever. I hope to have my merc on it soon.
     
  16. socal75
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    Ive had one since 97... never had an issue.

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  17. 40fordtudor
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    Right there with ya Bob---
     
  18. I've used those in shops many years ago, a bit more heavy duty though. I believe it was made by Rotary and was anchored to the floor. It did have a safety bolt/lever that had to be pulled before it could be lowered.

    We used them for tire and brake work only. I would not go under it even to pick up a dropped socket.

    Bob
     
  19. GRNONION50
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    I got the lift from my mac tool man. The head unit os american made in MI. And the frame is made in canada. It does have a lock and i am real comfortable under it. It is rated at 6000 lb. So it lifts the merc with no problem. I have been around lifts for 13 years and this is the best one i could find. Cost was 2000.00. Thanks for the coments on the merc. Was my dads and now i have it.

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  20. FortysCarburetor
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    Just be careful with that kind of lift. Quite a few years back I had a car fall off of one similar to that. Took the tires off the rear and it went forward. I used it forever and then guess I didn't center it just right or something and down it went.
     
  21. GRNONION50
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    Sure will thanks

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