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winddysvt
01-15-2003, 10:44 AM
Here's the thread I promised you Josh...

I'm going to have to dig back into my files and look for more info on it..

but heres a picture of it to start out with -

Tony -
I will shrink it as soon as I find the original...

or perhaps I should say I will try..
cuz I might just forget... :rolleyes:

Yup - thats Bully down there - she's still here!! :)

smashedheadcat
01-15-2003, 11:36 AM
Thanks a lot. I'm gonna show my room mate that pic as soon as i get back. It looks compact enough to fit where we need it to be. I checked the dimensions on the site, and they'll work out wonderfully.

winddysvt
01-15-2003, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
Thanks a lot. I'm gonna show my room mate that pic as soon as i get back. It looks compact enough to fit where we need it to be. I checked the dimensions on the site, and they'll work out wonderfully.

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compact is right... this is a small garage.

At least one car has to be lowered 1-1/4" in order to make this happen. The vert has about 1-1/2" clearance from the top... but we are able to put the coupe on top as well - having both of them lowered made that possible.


ofcourse, the locks we needed were at the halfway point of where the car needed to sit at the top.

We had to do some shimmying and maneuvering to make this thing fit --

it was hairy!!

We do highly recommend the Stinger -- it screams quality....
and the company was fantastic to work with!!

however, I know there are others.

winddysvt
01-15-2003, 12:12 PM
this is a few years old --

1 car is gone ...... and living happily in Florida ....

but here is my website page for the lift:

http://www.geocities.com/winddysvt/StingerLiftPage.html?1042651477755

ok, now




BRIAN??? buddy? friend?



these pictures are from several years ago....

so, don't be making fun of them splash guards,,,


k?

:rolleyes:

winddysvt
01-15-2003, 12:17 PM
I would imagine that now -

it would cost somewhere between 3500-3800 -

installing it yourself

installation would depend upon who you use...


WARNING !!

Use a professional only......

you do not want to hear the story of a certain person in our neighborhood who didn't ....

and,
well,
let's just say that one of his collector cars is now in trash heaven.... the poor soul that was on the bottom.

Insurance covered the costs ... new lift is installed properly -

use a professional - certified - qualified to do this type of work.

make 100% sure that it is level....

just my .02 cents worth

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

winddysvt
01-15-2003, 12:42 PM
Brian? ?

:rotf:

97CasperCobra
01-15-2003, 04:09 PM
Hey Bonny, did ya'll do any additional support on your foundation for the lift to be put in?? I work for a structural engineer and just wanted to ask. Let me know.

I've already mapped out my "dream garage" with a 2-car bay and a 1-car bay attached and angled in about 30 degrees. The lift will go in the 1-car bay, with the other "toys" in the 2-car. It will also be a wide and deep garage so I can move things around easily. I told my g/f when we get married, I'll design our garage and she can do the house. :D

smashedheadcat
01-15-2003, 05:11 PM
Thanks a lot for all the valueable info on the lift. Defiantely looks like something my room mate needs to call on to get every last detail. It looks like a winner in my book, but, it could always use the luxuary of being a little cheaper. :D But, you get what you pay for.

winddysvt
01-15-2003, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by 97CasperCobra
Hey Bonny, did ya'll do any additional support on your foundation for the lift to be put in?? I work for a structural engineer and just wanted to ask. Let me know.

I've already mapped out my "dream garage" with a 2-car bay and a 1-car bay attached and angled in about 30 degrees. The lift will go in the 1-car bay, with the other "toys" in the 2-car. It will also be a wide and deep garage so I can move things around easily. I told my g/f when we get married, I'll design our garage and she can do the house. :D

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no - not here in Illinois
this was old farm land and they stripped it clean of all the good dirt and left mainly clay - hard as concrete!! (we know cuz we tried to grow some trees and the roots wouldn't take...)

anyway - no - no additional support. Just the concrete floor ...

sounds like my dream house.

I told my husband I don't want a big house to clean..


just a big garage, and an extra garage in the back for working in... and


o.k. shut up Bonny.......

winddysvt
01-15-2003, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
Thanks a lot for all the valueable info on the lift. Defiantely looks like something my room mate needs to call on to get every last detail. It looks like a winner in my book, but, it could always use the luxuary of being a little cheaper. :D But, you get what you pay for.

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yeah - thats always the case.....

don't worry,
were broke too.......

we can afford to do allot of this because Tim's company pays for his truck/ trailer and a few other things....

otherwise, we wouldn't be able to do this.