I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! 

DP10A Forward Lift

Ranger Under Hoist Stands

Here are some photos of the lift in action. The first photo shows the jack stands. My son and I have six cars we "play" with, plus our normal daily drivers... we should have installed this lift years ago!

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Comment by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 9:13pm

Patrick... it is good to hear these are good lifts. My son used to own a body shop so he was pretty familiar with lifts, but he still did his research and came up with this one. You are right about raising it up and then lowering to the stops... the installers, the documents, and my son's experience made it very clear to operate it in that manner. I came from old school single post lifts and you would only go under once the safety pole engaged... and then you checked it to make sure it was locked in.

Comment by Patrick Westphal on March 23, 2021 at 6:16pm
Those are the type of lifts we have in the GM engineering centers all over GM. They work very well and are safe, just make sure that you use the raise the vehicle up to your working height and then lower it down to one of the stops on the lift before you do any work under the vehicle. Don't work under the vehicle if it is being held up by hydraulic pressure only.

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