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Old 08-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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I like the idea of a 4 post lift for storing the car with the suspension loaded...but i really need the functionality of a 2 post lift for working on my 67. I dont want my GT to sit outside all winter so i figured maybe i can put the 67 on a 2 post...raise it up and have the GT under it...then wen i work on the 67 just back the GT out and lower the other one down. My friend who is a certified mechanic swears up and down that nothing will happen to the car if i leave it up with the suspension unloaded for the winter. His reasoning is that no pressure is on the springs so realistically they're just in their relaxed positions and the same thing with the shocks. He says as long as i drop it down and take it around the block a couple of times a month i should be fine. What do you guys thing? Can i put one of them up on a 2 post for the winter? Would the leafs be better than the springs on the GT (as far as sitting unloaded). Maybe i can undo the shocks while it sits unloaded also to play it safe?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Don't see why not.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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I can't see how that would hurt a thing in the world.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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People have been putting their cars up on jack stands with the suspensions unloaded to store cars for the winter, no different.

It helps keep the mice out so they can't crawl up the tires to get into the car and it keeps the tire from getting flat spots.

Your fine.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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The springs and shocks sit in the boxes for years sometimes unloaded, still work fine when you put them on. You won't even need to drive it around the block, it could sit there for a decade and still be fine.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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thanks for the knowledge guys! always great feedback on this forum. i was reading some responses on another persons post (i googled it before i posted this haha) and they said that the bushings get torqued when the suspension is loaded and storing it unloaded can twist up the bushings...but maybe thats on non leaf cars? which in that case is fine because ill leave the gt on the floor and the 67 up top. i also couldnt see anything happeneing to the leafs, etc.

now that that's establihed my next question is...does anyone have a lift that they suggest? lol my ceiling is around 11-12 ft in my garage
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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bumpity bump...anyone have lift suggestions/pics of their lifts?

I would consider a 4 post lift because i need storage as well as functionality but due to restoring my 67 idk if i can restore a car on a 4 post lift. Can i do floors and other metal work on a 4 post? or do i put it on a rolling dolly and put the GT on top (on the 4 post). Basically...i need a set up that allows storage and restoration work...tough decision

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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I was just there with the same decision. I chose a four post. I don't have enough height to put a car on a two post and have the wheels hang down. If you have the hight, why not? Our race car sits on a two post most of the time without any issues to the car.

After hours of forum searching, I decided on Bendpak. Not one of the cheapest but reasonable. Seemed to be very good quality and built strong. I'm too scared of having My 68 fall on top of my wifes new 14 C/S Vert..

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #9
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thanks for the input LCC...i get a little nervous having my GT on the floor under my 67 on a two post though. Especially if i was just working on the 67...then I have a project sitting on top of a finished car lol. The only reason i am leaning towards a two post is the functionality. With a four post...if i get one with the air jacks, can i still do restoration on the 4 post? Or have the GT on top and put the 67 on a body cart under it? If i could have the GT on top, and the 67 loaded under the 4 post on this http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...c3cc807ac1ea4a then i'd go for it. I have some measuring ahead of me this weekend.
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