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The Joy of Owning a Mid-Rise Lift


#1

After my lengthy and emotionally-draining three-part series on my dead Lotus Europa, something simple, useful, and, uh, uplifting is in order.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/11/13/owning-a-mid-rise-lift

#2

Never mind the lift, tell me about that “Forbidden Planet” poster in the background! Love it!


#3

I love the poster, too. What is the story on that?


#4

What do you think of this QuickJack? https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-systems/bl-5000slx-portable-car-lift.html I’m thinking of getting one because I have limited space and a low ceiling in my garage.


#5

Last year I purchased a Dannmar mid lift twin post lift from Costco. It was $2000 delivered into my garage. It will lift up to 52" with provided spacer. I also purchased a 6" spacer for trucks. This is the single best purchase I made in 40 years of working in my garage. It only has two stops. One at maximum level and one at three feet. It is a steel bar inserted through the frame and is the safest stop you can have. On occasion, I will need the lift to be lower like when pulling a trany, in that case I put jack stands under the lift arm support. Anyone who does work on cars needing to be jacked up a few times a month should make the investment. It is well worth the savings on your body.


#6

Look into EZcarlift,com. Roll under from all 4 sides.
Uses an electric drill to raise/lower.
I have used it for my E type Jag for a number of years.
Well made in California

Ron Walsh
Alberta, Canada


#7

Make that Plus 1 for the EZCarlift.com - I’ll add to @ronwalsh55 comments:
EZ to store when not needed -take up very little room
EZ to transport to shows/track
Full under car access & 26” lift
Roll under from all 4 sides (worth mentioning twice)
4400 lbs capacity with no hydraulic lines/leaks
Many additional or optional uses (check the Web Site)

All very high quality materials, not cheap but very good value for your money/use.

Lifts my 240Z, M/B SLK and E350

Black Friday Sale - $1695.00

http://becksystems.com/garage/EZCarLift/EZCarLift.htm


#8

@russ - Looks interesting. I have seen many models with the same type of construction. Having no personal experience I can’t recommend it, but seems to have good reviews.


#9

I have heard a good number of good reviews on the EZ Car Lift, as they seem to really cater to the Corvair community. Seems to be a quality product.


#10

I bought a set of Quick Jacks with 2 friends, so about $750 each. They are magic! Lift the car about 2 feet; easy to set up and move between our garages, make tire changes a breeze, and while they don’t give as much work space as a true mid lift; way better than nothing.
Highly recommended.


#11

Great article! Let me add here the Autolift3000. This one is awesome product as it is really light and it can lift up to 6600 lbs. Cool idea, interesting construction.
I am more then happy with it, doesn’t take any space and it is easy to work with.
They are from the Czech Republic, check the product here www.autoliftproduction.com/autolift3000.
And they sell on Amazon too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CRRWGGP.


#12

My two cents…this is mid rise Jack has served .e quite well over the last 5 years. Most versitile design and allows me to move it anywhere in the garage with ease…