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Offline Tiger


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This is a very simple and easy to set up, you can also fit corner scales in the ramps I like it.
I'll be making one for my hoist it saves a lot of messing about trying to get the car in the middle of the hoist.
Roll on summer



Offline Aircon

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That is brilliant....as long as you only have the one car to lift, of course.

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Offline Tiger


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That is brilliant....as long as you only have the one car to lift, of course.

Yeah spot on for me, I only have 360's that are low and need lift ramps.
Roll on summer



Offline NBTBRV8


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You'd also want it to be quick and easy to disassemble so you can clean up fluids etc that will spill on the ground.  The other issue is that it would be a trip hazard, especially if look under the car whilst walking.

Ideally you'd want to set the hoist in to the concrete.  But still, it isn't too bad.



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Ideally you'd want to set the hoist in to the concrete.  But still, it isn't too bad.


That may not work so well with the swing arms.



Offline NBTBRV8


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That may not work so well with the swing arms.

I was thinking you might be able to drop the swing arms in the ground, drive over the arms (which might not be flush with the ground, then raise them above the floor level before they touch the underside of the ground then position them.  But you'd have to cover the cut out hazard in the ground.



Offline Brenton

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I thought the idea of the swing arms was to move them out of the way. Drive the car in. Put the arms under the car and lift it.

Or do not all of them swing out enough???



Offline NBTBRV8


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I thought the idea of the swing arms was to move them out of the way. Drive the car in. Put the arms under the car and lift it.

Or do not all of them swing out enough???

Some cars are too low to get them under the car.



Offline Tiger


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Some cars are too low to get them under the car.

Correct, I have 60mm drive on ramps that I remove once the car is on the hoist. I will make the ramps easy to move so it's clear to work around when needed.
Roll on summer



Offline Tiger


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I thought the idea of the swing arms was to move them out of the way. Drive the car in. Put the arms under the car and lift it.

Or do not all of them swing out enough???

They have loads of swing that is not the issue, it is setting the car in the right position and then getting the arms under the sill to the lifting points is the PITA.
Roll on summer



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