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Old 04-15-2011, 06:25 PM
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about 2 month ago I was puroosin HF's Sale section and stumbled across a 2 post 10,000lbs car lift that will actually go to 78".

I had a 20% off coupon and was like I wonder if it would work. YES, it did..

1830.00 delivered.

I couldn't pass it up. As most of you know I build high performance exhausts, intercoolers and other specialty parts for SAAB's and Audi's. After all these years I finially got kind of tired of the up and down going between jacks that only go 20 or so inches high. Tigh fit when your are large figured.


Few weeks ago my Freind Benjamin and said he is coming for a visit from Cali an wanted to know if I needed hand with anything. I said " Sure do".

So, yesterday Benjamin and another friend of mine Andrew showed up and we got a start on digging 4 ft down by hand. Dug 2 holes 30X30X48"


Today Benjamin and I made up the forms, rebar (crappy), poured the cement, set the anchors and top plates.

My neighbour was going by yesterday who does construction and stopped and checked the action out. First thing out of his mouth was" What are you doing now??".. Putting in a 2 post car lift, I replied.

He smiled and said" Yeah, that's what I figured since it's on the trailer. .

Then he said how you going to mount it, what kind of fastners. I said I was going to weld some drive in anchors to the rebar. He said what size bolts are they. 3/4". Okay, wait. I'll be right back.

He came back in his Rat rod pickup with some Galvinized 3/4" concrete anchor bolts.

Besides the fact most of my neighbours think I'm crazy. They are very kind.


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Old 04-15-2011, 07:40 PM
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Jenn, pretty neat. I hope you placed it so you can build the shop over it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:16 PM
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When it comes to tools and equipment, need is never a factor especially when there is a 20% off coupon involved
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:49 PM
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Good going, Jenn.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:58 PM
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:25 AM
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Outside? In Taxachusetts... (Is that better Pyro...)

But I am still envious...
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Yup, put me down for a serious case of lift envy as well. :-)
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:44 AM
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Jenn,

More pictures. The Lift on the trailer. You posing with the lift,
maybe in a bathing suit...
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:03 AM
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I like it Jen. Better work lighting outdoors.



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Outside? In Maine...

But I am still envious...
"MA" is Maine ?? Sheesh Shade. Google Earth is your friend.
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I like it Jen. Better work lighting outdoors.
Only half the time...

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"MA" is Maine ?? Sheesh Shade. Google Earth is your friend.
Maine... Mass... RI... like I have time to keep all those runt states straight.

I like Canada's program what you got like 10 or 12 if you count the
Territories? And you make 'em big so you can see them and most
are worth counting... 'cept may be that 'Q' one... eh!
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