Is there a better way than jacking up your car to work under it?

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  1. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ceiling height is my issue. I almost went maxjack, but I suspect I'd need concrete work so it really wasn't budget ready for me

    I'm going to steal that magnet idea, thanks! I wish the controller cable was longer (or wireless). when the warranty is up i think i may extend it.
     
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    the 7000 may fit better I have the 5000 ,one of the first models ,they have changed over the years
     
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    I have a 7000 i got end of last year when Costco had a good sale. I need to get their pinch weld kit for my kids challenger.
     
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    Does anyone have any pics showing how you set up the 7000 to lift your 2nd Gen?
     
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    I did a motor swap on my '97 (removes from the bottom) using a floor jack and 2x10's.
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    One thing I liked was I could just put my floor jack Just about mid way between the fender and the door to get the whole side to lift. Getting older sucks. I would like to get a lift.
     
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    If you don't need more than about a foot of lift and your car is a roller, try this. Some scrap 2x4, 3/4" plywood and some Harbor Freight casters- voila! I recommend steel casters so they don't flat spot. These started out at an 8" lift, then I went up a story. I would get one size larger casters than I did (mine are 2"). I've been using these for years, first to roll the car around in the garage as it was taken apart, then under a homemade wooden body cart, a homebrew rotisserie and finally back to a roller. 20210114_133808(0).jpg
     
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    Are you saying between the front fender and door on the frame rail or?
     
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    1st gen, close enough

    Car goes high enough to install headers from below

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