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

To: Brian Kemp <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: Brad Kahler <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:31:02 -0500
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This is another good idea for creating an alternative to drip pans.

I've come to the conclusion that I won't be adding the angles at the bottom
of the platforms/ramps partly because of all the good ideas I've gotten for
alternative drip pans and also due to the interference they would have
caused with my jacking platform.

I fabricated a platform that drops down between the platform/ramps where I
can place a bottle jack.  The bottle jack platform is designed for the
width of my Triumphs so is somewhat limited in use but I value it more than
drip pans :)



On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM, Brian Kemp <> wrote:

>  How about some 6mil plastic sheeting and a frame of PVC pipe or conduit?
> Two pipes will run the length of the vehicle, resting on the platform
> inside the tires, and two shorter lengths can be attached to T's as
> spreaders.  Change the length of the spreaders based on vehicle width.
> Thinking something like this (imagine there is no line spacing):
> |_|
> |_|
> | |
> You could get fancy and put a couple hooks on the inside of the platforms
> and set the pipe in them.
> You could make the plastic a little wider at one end so there is slope for
> any drippings to drain off.  When not in use, just roll it up.
> Should you bump it while working on one of the cars, no danger of it
> scratching the bottom car with PVC either.
> Brian, wishing a lift of any sort was a possibility.

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