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Old 08-12-2010, 06:27 PM
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here is a lift that i built for lifting door,s for me , 99% of the time i work alone , and im getting to the age that i need to use my head more than my back . what started out as a hobby ( doing bodywork and painting cars ) has turned out to be almost a full time job in my off season ,
a lot of of vehicle here have the rocker panels rotted of , many times the door is in the way , this lift save,s me a lot of greif ,
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:31 PM
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a few more
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:45 PM
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Nice! Tools that make life easier are always a good idea!
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:51 PM
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Very cool solution to an annoying problem.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:12 PM
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Now thats a slick tool and you definitely used the old noodle
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:39 PM
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I just had a thought... (scary isn't it?) it would be easy to rig up something that works for that, and for an engine stand too, multi purpose, as most of us don't need either a lot, but when we do, they both would be handy!!

I've been toying with the idea of building an engine stand, as the 7.3 diesels around here take a pretty substantial stand to hold them, but I may just think of a way to make it into a door lift like yours too!! I've fought with jacks and wooden blocks and balancing acts more than once changing doors by myself, that looks like a really nice solution!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:47 PM
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I don't expect to ever need one but that is so slick I almost want to build one.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:00 PM
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Thats a very cool tool, nicely done.

When I was re doing my 1 ton a while back, I bought the door lifter from HF, $78.00 OTD after some fancy coupon work and a managers discount. I had to change a few brackets and such, (another great HF kit tool, lol) but it worked just fine. it's the only way to do without scratching paint.

It sat around the shop for a while, in the way and gathering dust.
I ran an add in CL to dump a couple mowers in the spring and one of the buyers that showed up told me a long story about how his buddy owned a body shop and such, when he spied the door lift, he offered me $100.00 for it. We squeezed it and the mower in the back of his Caravan... Another classic example of the perfect deal, each guy figured he got the better end.

If I need another one (not very likely, real racecars don't have doors !) I think I'll play it again the same way. RED
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:38 PM
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I don't expect to ever need one but that is so slick I almost want to build one.
I sure hope Whiteboy is sleeping and didn't hear you insinuate that he can't lift a door.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:49 AM
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Slopdog, That is a very nice and handy piece of equipment. Kevin
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