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Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: Brad Kahler <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:48:32 -0500
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I fabricated a heavy duty angle iron platform that sits down between the
platforms that allows me to use a bottle jack.  I made it mainly for use on
my Triumphs so it's too narrow to use with my F250.  90% of my work is on
the Triumphs so I felt that was good enough for me.  I also have a couple
of long 2"x4" channels that I use to span the platforms that I use to set
jack stands on.  They work well for when I need to remove a wheel to work
on suspension or brakes.


On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM, Matt <> wrote:

>  I do like the idea of having at least one heavy duty sliding cross member
> that I use with my 4 poster that I can put a bottle jack on and lift the
> car
> with on the lift.On the other hand, I don't have full spanning trays.  This
> discussion has me thinking.  The idea of flat actually appeals to me - I am
> not anticipating gallons of oil or coolant or fuel to come raining down.
> I am
> looking to optimize light weight and ease of storage.  Flat "slats" maybe
> 2-3
> feet wide that would span the platforms up to as wide as I use them (for
> truck) that would stack on top of each other when not deployed is what I am
> considering.  I have rolls of oil absorbant matting that I would lay on
> top of
> the slats to prevent dripping down as that is all I would normally be
> battling
> is drips.  I might have to have a couple of shorter ones that would fit
> between tiers on the skinniest car. Matt
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Brad Kahler <>
> To: Paul Parkanzky <>
> Cc: Shop Talk List <>
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:05:16 -0500
> Paul,
> You've got a good point about not using something flat and/or absorbent.
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