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Old 05-10-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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What would you do to your mustang?

I've convinced the old man to convince the older man. To get a lift so I can work on all the various company cars more efficiently. and I can of course use this to my advantage on my own car. I'm planning on doing a little suspension work (koni yellows and steeda sports and maybe lower control arms) rotating the tires and repainting the calipers.
And I should probably do some trans fluid cleaning while I'm at it.

I know you can do most of this on the ground but it is soooo much easier at chest level.

So if you had a lift what would you do yourself that you normally wouldn't or couldn't. I want to get as much use out of this thing as possible.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Ah, right.
Someone was talking to me about some sort of undercarriage coating that you can do but after looking it up, it's not nessecary but I live near Chicago and the roads get pretty salty in the winter. I wouldn't pay a shop but if that's something I can buy in a can and do myself...
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Id finally make love to the underside of my car.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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Yea, I have a lift. I'll share it if your in phoenix!
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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I'm pricing lifts right now. After doing two clutch swaps and a full suspension swap on jackstands, I'm done with that crap.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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We're going to build another barn/play room for kids next year or two. My wife gave me permission to get a lift.... SO happy... they're fairly cheap now days. I would do everything my self, lol.

You know they make lifts that go about 2-3' as well...
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I take it over to my uncle's shop and use his lift.

I must say, if I had the same vaulted 25ft ceilings in my garage that I do in my living room, I would totally get one.

When I get a place of my own, the garage will be a major deciding factor.
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I'm pricing lifts right now. After doing two clutch swaps and a full suspension swap on jackstands, I'm done with that crap.
I got mine for 2.9k installed and delivered. installer's coming in Monday and the lift should arrive tomorrow.

We've got 4 company cars (3 town and countries and a ram 1/4 ton) the moms navigator which eats suspension parts. My car of course and the big mans cars. all of which I maintain. ie motor oil brakes trans service tire rotations and whatever else happens to be bad. 7 cars every 4-5 months with oil and twice a year with brakes... I ain't doing it on my back anymore.
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That's a little out of my price range. I'm looking at below $2000, but there are plenty of nice lifts in my price range.
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Would have been about 2000 if we went with the 7klbs model and did the install. Went with a 2 post but if it were just for my car, $2k would be the high end
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Ohh I would KILL for a garage and a lift. I could replace the trans and clutch in the truck and fix the brakes myself and just spend the $5-6000 on parts to do it instead of the $8-10K to have someone else do it all. (Ford charged me $3200 for a clutch replacement and I bought the clutch myself!! $800 for a brake master cyl. install with parts.)
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Everything because if I had my own lift that would my I would only be driving this car a few times a month.....if that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #14
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To reach the Oil Drain Plug without a Floor Jack and Jack Stands on both Mustangs would be nice. I'd like to get a Lift that would work with my 8.5 foot Home Garage ceiling. At least I could use a Shop Chair with wheels to do many things.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #15
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To reach the Oil Drain Plug without a Floor Jack and Jack Stands on both Mustangs would be nice. I'd like to get a Lift that would work with my 8.5 foot Home Garage ceiling. At least I could use a Shop Chair with wheels to do many things.
That's the same height as my garage. I'll let you know what I decide on.
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I built a special rolling chair so I can sit and roll around under the car. The seat on the chair is only a couple inches from the ground I need to take a picture of it. Just put a limit switch on the column so you don't run the roof into the ceiling and don't think you won't forget or be so tired you get careless.

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Old 05-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #17
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my friend bob has 8ft ceiling w/lift for his corvette he uses a chair w/wheels
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #18
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Id do all my own work , congrats on getting one it will make every job quicker

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