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.
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.
>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.