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Re: Lifting a car

To: Gaetan Corneau <>
Subject: Re: Lifting a car
From: Phil Ethier <>
Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 23:49:41 -0500 (CDT)
On Monday, 27 May 1996, Gaetan Corneau wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm looking for a good way (safe, practical and cheap) to lift my car.
> My garage is 16'x22', the ceiling is about 10' high. I want to lift my car
> as high as possible (but 3 feet would be OK). Solutions I can't use:
> -buy a lift (too expensive, garage too small)
> -ramps (where do I put those when I'm not using them?)
> -pit (garage is already built, and the pit would always be "full" of water,
> since garage is near a river).

Pits don't help you change wheels and such, and are illegal in my state 

> So, what could I do? I'm not a mechanic, so I don't have seen many "vehicle
> elevation devices" in my life.

Floor jack and a good set of welded-angle jackstands.  Good selection of 
wood pieces for pads.


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