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porsche-tom
post May 22 2018, 05:55 AM
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any recommendations on a good scissor lift for a 914? I have a small garage so a 4 post or a 2 post would be to large. Can you drop engine/trans or is there too much in the way?
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post May 22 2018, 06:08 AM
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I have the TD6MR lift from Greg Smith Equip and have been very happy with it.

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You can find a lot more info here: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...97663&st=20

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post May 22 2018, 06:45 AM
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I use the Max Jax 2 - Post. The nice thing about it is it bolts to the floor without studs in the floor. I unbolt the side that's in the middle of the garage and move it to the wall. It has quick disconnects at each post. The one against the wall stays in place and I slide te car over and my wife can park her car in the garage. I dropped the engine by my self by lowering the car without wheels down to a dolly, unbolted the engine and trans and lifted the car. Very easy. They have free shipping also. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)

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post May 22 2018, 08:41 AM
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I been using the EZ Car Jack, light weight, very portable and adaptable with available extras.



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post May 22 2018, 08:58 AM
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the max jax looks like a good deal. is the shipping free to your house?(do they unload it for you? how was the install?
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post May 22 2018, 09:03 AM
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This question comes up every 2-3 weeks.
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post May 22 2018, 10:34 AM
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Scissor lift, furniture dolly, reclining beach chair. A great place to take a nap. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


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post May 22 2018, 12:37 PM
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Elliot Cannon, what brand of lift is that Nice deck chair mod :-)
BPic, how wide is your garage? Wondering if that setup might work in mine?
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post May 22 2018, 03:10 PM
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BendPak for nine years, love it. This picture is the lift with a cover and car on a dolly on the lift. Just a great tool for our 914's and any thing else. MarkAttached Image
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post May 22 2018, 05:13 PM
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I have to add my 2 cents, on my 2nd BendPak (2 different homes) and they are a great lift and better yet, their customer service has always been outstanding. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post May 22 2018, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE(sdearman @ May 22 2018, 11:37 AM) *

Elliot Cannon, what brand of lift is that Nice deck chair mod :-)
BPic, how wide is your garage? Wondering if that setup might work in mine?


My garage isn't exactly a garage. It's actually an enclosed car port. The floor is 17x17.5 feet and the ceiling is only 7 feet high. The ceiling is so low that to raise the car, sometimes the car must be positioned so that the windshield and the targa bar fit between the joists. I can park my 914 over the lift and my wife's BMW sport wagon fits beside it. But just barely. The name on the lift is HANMECSON but I don't think that means much. A lot of these look identical and I believe they are all made in the same town in China by teenagers. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif) I bought the lift new about 8 years ago for $1000. It works great and I couldn't be without it.


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post May 22 2018, 07:45 PM
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Elliot, great looking car and garage. Nice
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post May 22 2018, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ May 22 2018, 08:34 AM) *

Scissor lift, furniture dolly, reclining beach chair. A great place to take a nap. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


I recognize the Harbor Freight dolly under the chair!
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QUOTE(Jamie @ May 22 2018, 06:47 PM) *

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ May 22 2018, 08:34 AM) *

Scissor lift, furniture dolly, reclining beach chair. A great place to take a nap. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


I recognize the Harbor Freight dolly under the chair!


I got mine at Shanghai Tool Supply. Same/Same. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post May 23 2018, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE(porsche-tom @ May 22 2018, 10:58 AM) *

the max jax looks like a good deal. is the shipping free to your house?(do they unload it for you? how was the install?


I had mine delivered to my business but believe they deliver to houses as well and I don't know if the unload.
Install is easy. I highly recommend using epoxy on the anchors.
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post May 23 2018, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE(sdearman @ May 22 2018, 02:37 PM) *

Elliot Cannon, what brand of lift is that Nice deck chair mod :-)
BPic, how wide is your garage? Wondering if that setup might work in mine?


Standard 2 car garage. 20 x 20 approx. My car is now on a rotisserie so I spin it sideways to make more room.
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post May 23 2018, 10:28 AM
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I have a Bend pak Scissor lift & it is awesome. Yes you need to add some runners to get your 914 to clear driving over it. It is easily high enough to pull the motor. I use the harbor freight 1000lb hydraulic table/cart to remove mine. Doesn't get any easier. Raise my lift all the way put cart under. Remove all bolts holding it up & drop that sucker. All the years I spent jacking up the rear end & crawling around on the floor. What a flippin waste of time. This is one of the best possible tools you will ever buy if you work on your car. It has paid for itself many times over int he 7 years I've had it
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post May 23 2018, 01:46 PM
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Anyone buy the harbor freight car lift? Looks very similar to the bendpak, has good reviews too.

https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-mo...lift-91315.html

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post May 23 2018, 04:36 PM
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If I understand it correctly, the smaller Bendpak scissors lifts are also made in China, not the larger two or four post US. So HF may be fine, mine even needed a little grinding to make the safety stop work properly. Mark
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post May 23 2018, 05:04 PM
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this one looks good and not to pricey.

https://www.eautotools.com/Twin-Busch-TW242A-p/tw242a.htm
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