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fishgeckos
post May 14 2018, 08:41 AM
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I finally cleaned my garage and was able to photograph both of my babies together on the lift. Just wanted to share. Have a great week. Attached Image
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Mike Fitton
post May 14 2018, 08:47 AM
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Nice! What brand lift is that?
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post May 14 2018, 08:51 AM
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Two of my favorite cars, very cool, congrats. Mark
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post May 14 2018, 08:53 AM
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Very nice...

As a precaution. I always use wheel chocks on cars on my lift.

I had a jeep roll off and cross the street. I could have killed or injured someone.

I had it in gear but not sure I had emergency brake on.



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post May 14 2018, 09:15 AM
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That looks great! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)
Wish I'd have had the ceiling height to be able to do that but was unfortunately a few inches short (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

One thing you may want to consider, if you haven't already, is a piece of plastic sheeting over the car below. I'm not going to say that beautiful 914 is going to drip something but stranger things have happened. Just about any fluid can damage paint.
Thanks for sharing the picture.
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Whats your ceiling height and whats the length of your garage? How close does that roll up door get to your trunk?

Im trying to figure out a lift setup for my garage...
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post May 14 2018, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ May 14 2018, 08:47 AM) *

Nice! What brand lift is that?



It's a Challenger Lift. I bought it from Costco for $4K, including installation, which is a pretty good deal, I think. It works great. You can't see them in the photo, but the lift came with drip pans (to stop fluids from dripping on the car below) and chocks on the front and back (so that the car can't roll off the lift). It did not come with a rolling tire jack, but you can buy one separately.

My ceiling is 10' high. If I had 2 tall cars, the lift wouldn't work. Also, as a tip, be sure that your ceiling is tall enough even when the garage door is open to accommodate your cars.
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post May 14 2018, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 14 2018, 09:17 AM) *

Whats your ceiling height and whats the length of your garage? How close does that roll up door get to your trunk?

Im trying to figure out a lift setup for my garage...



My garage is 20' long. You need a minimum of 18' for it to fit.

On the height question, the garage door, when rolled up, is about a foot higher than the back trunk. I had the lift mounted closer to the back wall to make it work. I can even lower the lift another foot and still accommodate the 928, but I tend to bang my head on the lift when getting out of the 928 when I do that.
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post May 14 2018, 10:03 AM
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Lifts are life changing, looks good!


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post May 14 2018, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 14 2018, 07:41 AM) *

I finally cleaned my garage and was able to photograph both of my babies together on the lift. Just wanted to share. Have a great week. Attached Image


Is it true that a 928 is a double nine-14!? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Great Ham stack! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post May 14 2018, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ May 14 2018, 09:03 AM) *

Lifts are life changing, looks good!


I spy a GT350H of 1960's Hertz rentals fame!

Another nice double Ham stack!

I actually would love to get a double wide 2-car 4-post lift for my tiny 17'-6" w. by 18' d. outside dimensions 1921 garage, but unfortunately I'd have to raise the roof 3-5' more first, which I don't think that either the city nor my wife would allow! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

PS - So instead I'm "stacking" another way, with loads of parts boxes on top of the 2 914s, so it doesn't look like this anymore! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

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QUOTE(Tom_T @ May 14 2018, 12:50 PM) *

QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ May 14 2018, 09:03 AM) *

Lifts are life changing, looks good!


I spy a GT350H of 1960's Hertz rentals fame!

Another nice double Ham stack!

I actually would love to get a double wide 2-car 4-post lift for my tiny 17'-6" w. by 18' d. outside dimensions 1921 garage, but unfortunately I'd have to raise the roof 3-5' more first, which I don't think that either the city nor my wife would allow! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

PS - So instead I'm "stacking" another way, with loads of parts boxes on top of the 2 914s, so it doesn't look like this anymore! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

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Yeah, I had to vault the ceiling, it wasn't super easy, but worth it.


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post May 15 2018, 06:59 AM
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QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 14 2018, 11:40 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 14 2018, 09:17 AM) *

Whats your ceiling height and whats the length of your garage? How close does that roll up door get to your trunk?

Im trying to figure out a lift setup for my garage...



My garage is 20' long. You need a minimum of 18' for it to fit.

On the height question, the garage door, when rolled up, is about a foot higher than the back trunk. I had the lift mounted closer to the back wall to make it work. I can even lower the lift another foot and still accommodate the 928, but I tend to bang my head on the lift when getting out of the 928 when I do that.

Great tandem and nice setup!

The challenger (from costco) is one of the 4-post lifts I am considering.

From your pic, it appears that it is not anchored. Is there any movement when elevating or lowering it?

Also, are you using the standard ramps or do you need the longer ramps to get your 914 on it?
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post May 15 2018, 07:00 AM
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We need to have rolling build parties. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
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post May 15 2018, 08:01 AM
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QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 14 2018, 07:34 AM) *

QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ May 14 2018, 08:47 AM) *

Nice! What brand lift is that?



It's a Challenger Lift. I bought it from Costco for $4K, including installation, which is a pretty good deal, I think. It works great. You can't see them in the photo, but the lift came with drip pans (to stop fluids from dripping on the car below) and chocks on the front and back (so that the car can't roll off the lift). It did not come with a rolling tire jack, but you can buy one separately.

My ceiling is 10' high. If I had 2 tall cars, the lift wouldn't work. Also, as a tip, be sure that your ceiling is tall enough even when the garage door is open to accommodate your cars.



Did you go with 110v? Bolted to the floor or free standing? Space width needed to accommodate? Thanks!
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post May 15 2018, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE(ThreeV8s @ May 15 2018, 06:59 AM) *

QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 14 2018, 11:40 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 14 2018, 09:17 AM) *

Whats your ceiling height and whats the length of your garage? How close does that roll up door get to your trunk?

Im trying to figure out a lift setup for my garage...



My garage is 20' long. You need a minimum of 18' for it to fit.

On the height question, the garage door, when rolled up, is about a foot higher than the back trunk. I had the lift mounted closer to the back wall to make it work. I can even lower the lift another foot and still accommodate the 928, but I tend to bang my head on the lift when getting out of the 928 when I do that.

Great tandem and nice setup!

The challenger (from costco) is one of the 4-post lifts I am considering.

From your pic, it appears that it is not anchored. Is there any movement when elevating or lowering it?

Also, are you using the standard ramps or do you need the longer ramps to get your 914 on it?




You are correct - I did not bolt down my lift. It has no movement at all. I wanted the ability to take it with me when I move, and bolting it down makes that more difficult.

I use the standard size ramps and they work fine for my 914 (I was concerned about this as well).


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post May 15 2018, 08:51 AM
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QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ May 15 2018, 08:01 AM) *

QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 14 2018, 07:34 AM) *

QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ May 14 2018, 08:47 AM) *

Nice! What brand lift is that?



It's a Challenger Lift. I bought it from Costco for $4K, including installation, which is a pretty good deal, I think. It works great. You can't see them in the photo, but the lift came with drip pans (to stop fluids from dripping on the car below) and chocks on the front and back (so that the car can't roll off the lift). It did not come with a rolling tire jack, but you can buy one separately.

My ceiling is 10' high. If I had 2 tall cars, the lift wouldn't work. Also, as a tip, be sure that your ceiling is tall enough even when the garage door is open to accommodate your cars.



Did you go with 110v? Bolted to the floor or free standing? Space width needed to accommodate? Thanks!



Yes - I went with 110v - works fine. You need a minimum width of 10 feet.
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My garage is a mess still, But stacking makes it so most of the cars can be inside.

I still park my truck outside though.

110 volt and not attached to the floor which is only 3 1/2" thick and no signs of movement for many years.
Lift has a set of wheels that can be added to move it around if needed.

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My floor actually slopes for a center drain so my posts dance a little bit, but nothing is bolted down. 110V works fine, isn't fast, but works fine. A shop would need something faster.
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QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 15 2018, 10:49 AM) *

QUOTE(ThreeV8s @ May 15 2018, 06:59 AM) *

QUOTE(fishgeckos @ May 14 2018, 11:40 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 14 2018, 09:17 AM) *

Whats your ceiling height and whats the length of your garage? How close does that roll up door get to your trunk?

Im trying to figure out a lift setup for my garage...



My garage is 20' long. You need a minimum of 18' for it to fit.

On the height question, the garage door, when rolled up, is about a foot higher than the back trunk. I had the lift mounted closer to the back wall to make it work. I can even lower the lift another foot and still accommodate the 928, but I tend to bang my head on the lift when getting out of the 928 when I do that.

Great tandem and nice setup!

The challenger (from costco) is one of the 4-post lifts I am considering.

From your pic, it appears that it is not anchored. Is there any movement when elevating or lowering it?

Also, are you using the standard ramps or do you need the longer ramps to get your 914 on it?




You are correct - I did not bolt down my lift. It has no movement at all. I wanted the ability to take it with me when I move, and bolting it down makes that more difficult.

I use the standard size ramps and they work fine for my 914 (I was concerned about this as well).

Thank you for confirming. It sounds like free-standing is the way to go with that challenger.

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