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    Thanks Lincoln - lets turn this around
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    This is the area I've got to play with.
    I'm keen on a two post hoist - and this diagram is roughly set up with the dimensions of a HAPP 95

    My constraints are that I'll need a minimum of the 1.75metre lift so I can park my current car underneath.
    What would you recommend Lincoln?
    Dirty Subaru owner

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    313cm - 175cm... what's your car? a GT40?

    have you considered a 4 post?
    This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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    I'd really prefer a 2 post, both for ease of messing with suspension, and not getting in the way
    Garage roof isn't flat - here is a picture showing that.
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    Cheers,
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    What are peoples thoughts on these types of hoists?? I like them for the fact I can still park 2 cars in the garage and not have to worry about posts being in the way.. and theres still room down the middle to do stuff like gearbox removal etc...

    /csh Racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxGT View Post
    I'd really prefer a 2 post, both for ease of messing with suspension, and not getting in the way
    Garage roof isn't flat - here is a picture showing that.
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    Cheers,
    Ken
    I went with a 35, really tight to get around the car especially with the roller door down



    I also remote mounted the control box to the wall so I could move the hoist as close as possible to the wall

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    If you can only have 1 hoist, and itíll fit... get a 4poster. You can do the same shit, just have to have a jacking beam. Makes quick jobs quicker, easier to catch drips if youíre parking another car underneath. If youíre making exhausts and shit, you know itíll still fit when you let the car down to the ground. Itís nice to have a bench when youíre working on brakes and suspension

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    Surprised you say that bpm. I have 4 hoists, only one is a 4 poster and I rarely use it cause it's such a pita.
    For the extra 30 seconds it takes to position the arms the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

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    Yeah Iíve got 2 4 posters and 3 2 posters
    4 posters get used heaps for services. Everything else is easy. Just jack it, takes less than a minute. No lifting wheels to the ground etc.
    The only thing theyíre shit for is removing gearboxes/engines/diffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeverlyHillsCop View Post
    What are peoples thoughts on these types of hoists?? I like them for the fact I can still park 2 cars in the garage and not have to worry about posts being in the way.. and theres still room down the middle to do stuff like gearbox removal etc...

    I like mine, I had trenches formed when pouring the garage slab so it sits level with the floor when down. Very unobtrusive if you have limited space.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GSRman View Post
    313cm - 175cm... what's your car? a GT40?
    don't even need that much Ö.

    The car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield)

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    ^hot M3 is hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugs View Post
    I like mine, I had trenches formed when pouring the garage slab so it sits level with the floor when down. Very unobtrusive if you have limited space.

    I'd love to do the same, that way i still have two car spaces in the garage when its not in use.

    im gonna have to get some work done with the concrete slab i guess, because i doubt its up to standard. what brand did you end up going with?
    /csh Racing

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    I got it from http://www.aaq.net.au/

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    tufflift vs these jiggers, opinions?

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    from a welders perspective they both have the china stick-welded scrap-metal look but the HAPP looks to be the better of the two.

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    Mate you're not wrong. You would faint if you saw the welding on my Tuff Lift. I only use it on <1500kg cars so figure it's ok lol

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    Has anyone here put up a HAPP60? I've got some questions about how the fuck you're meant to get at the nuts on the end of the balance cables once it's all assembled...
    Norbie!

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    got a happ40 - it's not the easiest things in the world but i managed it?
    This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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    Give me a call 0418900481. Basically you start with one side lower position on the carraige to help with the first cable.... both locked into the safeties. Then let the other side hang lower for the second cable installation

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    Lift both carraiges to the same height.
    Lower the far side carraige by one safety latch position.
    Return to the side that is highest.
    Poke the cable through the top of the back hole until it comes out of the bottom of the carriage.
    Put on the washer and then the two nuts onto the end of cable.
    Lock the nuts up about a 1/4 the way up the thread.
    Pull the cable back up through the carraige so now the washer and two nuts are seated.
    Pull the cable up over the top pulley on the column.
    Pull the cable over the top beam to the other column.
    Pull the cable over the top pulley.
    Pull the cable through the carraige.
    Pull the cable around the bottom pulley.
    Now push the cable through the front hole of the lower carraige.
    Put on the washer and one nut onto the end of the cable.
    Go back to the higher side carriage and unlock the safety and now let it hang lower than the other side carraige you have just secured.
    Repeat with second cable.
    Raise so both carraiges are on the safety latches.
    Tighten nuts reasonably tight (an electric rattle gun with a tube socket works well) to get a good tension on the cable.
    Check the lift is synchronised and adjust cable tension.
    Put on second nut on both cables and lock them.
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    Lincoln. Sent you an email a couple of week ago, no reply. Getting closer to placing order, check your email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbie View Post
    Has anyone here put up a HAPP60? I've got some questions about how the fuck you're meant to get at the nuts on the end of the balance cables once it's all assembled...
    I cut a piece of 3mm 50mm strap into a F shape to hold the lower nut and did up the upper nut with a socket

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    Quote Originally Posted by LINCOLN View Post
    (detailed assembly instructions)
    Sorry if I was unclear. My hoist is fully assembled and operational, the part I'm having difficulty with is adjusting the relative height of the carriages which requires accessing the 27mm nuts on the end of the cables, and access is limited to say the least.

    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    I cut a piece of 3mm 50mm strap into a F shape to hold the lower nut and did up the upper nut with a socket
    This is the sort of thing I was looking for, thanks! I'll give something like this a try and see if I can get the job done that way.
    Norbie!

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    An electric rattle gun with a tube socket works well to tension the single nut so the cable does not spin. After getting to the correct tension lock with sencod nut. You are not setting the relative heights of the carraiges, they both should be resting on the safeties. What you are doing is setting the two tensions of the two cables so you get an equal lift. Usually the carraige further from the pump requires a little more tension on the cable so they stay in sync when lifting.

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    It sounds like you guys have put a nut either side of the carraige? The nuts go both on the same side. The second nut is a lock nut for the first.

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    The back nuts I have poked through the bottom of the carraige and locked them up..... Then they end up as the front nut of the other carraige... Rattle up to tension and then put second nut as locknut

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    I don't wanna sound like a retard or nothin - but it didn't occur to me that the harder to access cable on one side is the easier to access on the other...


    But i didn't really have any levelling issues - just used an open ender at an angle and a deep socket to tighten them together...
    This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LINCOLN View Post
    It sounds like you guys have put a nut either side of the carraige? The nuts go both on the same side. The second nut is a lock nut for the first.
    OK I did that part wrong. The instructions weren't very clear on that point. I guess I'd better fix that!
    Norbie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LINCOLN View Post
    It sounds like you guys have put a nut either side of the carraige? The nuts go both on the same side. The second nut is a lock nut for the first.
    No but my cables are ass around to the pic you posted. Cable comes down into the left and up into the right making the adjusting nut and itís locknut at the back and a pain to tension and lock
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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