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

To: Brad Kahler <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: Paul Parkanzky <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:20:06 -0500
Cc: Shop Talk List <>
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The ramps on my lift "hook" on the cross-member.  I don't see the need for
pins, since gravity will do the job of holding them down.  Here's a link to
optional Aluminum ramps for my lift.  I don't recommend a $300 set of Al
ramps, but they'll give you an idea of how they work:


On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Brad Kahler <> wrote:

> Ok, next issue with the 4-post lift.  The in-feed ramps on my lift were
> fixed ramps (welded to the platforms) and were only about 16" long.  That
> made for a pretty steep angle.  Matter of fact the Spitfire race car
> couldn't get started up the ramps because of the slick shop floor, the
> tires just spun on the concrete.
> I've already cut those ramps off and am trying to figure out what would
> work the best as a replacement.  Right now I'm leaning towards fabricating
> ramps that are significantly longer but are not fixed to the platforms.  My
> thought is to possibly have them attach with a pin of some sort which would
> allow me to remove them so they can be moved out of the way once the lift
> is up in the air.
> I don't think I would like having them pivot down as they would just be in
> the way and I had previously hit my head on the original ramps enough times
> to know I don't like them sticking out!
> Thoughts?

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