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Re: Unloading your lift

To: dave houser <>
Subject: Re: Unloading your lift
From: Elliott and Martha DeGraff <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 12:42:40 -0400
For less than $2,000 I had a Rotary 2 post asymmetric lift installed by 
the local dealer.  Makes things much better on old, arthritic knees.

Elliott DeGraff
2 71Bs and a 72 B  Also a 93  Dodge truck, an 88 Trans-Am a 94 Geo Metro 
and , soon to arrive, a 91 Chevy Metro convertible.

dave houser wrote:

>First thing I did when I moved down to Florida was to check out 4-post 
>lifts. Digging a hole was not an option. I needed extra car space. 
>Looked at every Hemmings ad for lifts and bought what I think is the 
>best bang for the buck. Out of Orlando, Direct-Lift offered a 7000# 
>capacity lift for $1995. For an extra $200, they assembled it, brought 
>it over to me on the west Coast(Brooksville), backed it into the 
>driveway on a special built trailer, removed the 2x4's holding up the 
>posts, lowered them to the ground, plugged it in, raised the deck to 
>accommodate the wheel kit, rolled it into the double bay side, then 
>pushed 90 degrees into the single car side, removed the wheels and there 
>it sits. It's been 2 years now and it has been a dream to use. Under my 
>12' ceiling height,  I have one MG on top, another under, and one more 
>on the double bay side(wife's car had to go in garage, too). They gave 
>me the wheel kit, 3 trays and a jacking crossbar to use a bottle jack if 
>you want to remove wheels for brakes, for example.
>I have recommended it to my friend in Maryland and he bought one too. He 
>has several folks up there now interested.
>To those who want to shell out for the "Backyard Buddy", go for it.
>Dave Houser
>Jim Juhas wrote:
>>Legalities and vapors aside, I'll bet that excavation and replacement concrete
>>or whatever has to be almost as expensive and certainly more time consuming 
>>a lift.  I paid $3,000 for mine, and I have seen prices significantly lower 
>>that for some brands, like close to $2,000.  And then, too, I know of used 
>>purchased for less than that.
>>Steve's original post said he wanted the multiple parking benefit, so a pit
>>wouldn't address that, either.
>>Finally, it's just cool to raise and lower a car on your lift in your garage.
>>Marc wrote:

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