Because I sold my automotive shop and have set up shop in my home garage my lift options have changed.
The garage has an 8-foot ceiling so I must accommodate that limitation while lifting the car as high as possible.
The car is my personal 3rd gen Camaro, "Lamplighter" project and this is the only thing the lift will be used for. While under construction and then when completed the Lamplighter will weigh less than 3,000 pounds.
My intention is being able to lift the Camaro high enough to work under it while seated on a roll-around stool.
I want to hear about your personal experience plus the brand of lift and who you bought it from.
They also have one that bolts to the floor. Not sure I wouldn’t have nightmares about either one of those though.
I bought a set of bendpak quickjack scissor lifts that give me around 17”. You’re Not going to roll around on a stool, but I can service/remove the trans in both the race car and most street cars. That was important for me. Plus I got them on sale.
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looked at those basically scissor lift jacks people posted on here. Don't think I like those cant get easily to the area covered by the jack. I saw some short 2 post jacks and those look like the best for all around access to under the car. I'm sure they lift higher than what the ceiling will allow but then you don't have to raise it all the way. I shopping around for something like the short two post lifts but not going to pay 2k to get it. The search continues and the struggle is real
I can vouch for QuickJacks. I've had them about 3 years and I do all my work in the garage using them. I've even pulled a transmission using them although it was a bit tricky with the clearance. But I was able to get it done.
They are very safe too. I've never not felt safe using them.
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