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I was just getting a quote on a rotary lift installation and the guy suggested Rotary/Revolution, does anybody have experience with these lifts? I believe they are imported .  Bad idea to use these ? 

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Would you stand under your car knowing the lift was made in a country where it is ok to:

 

lie

falsify certification documents

not vet supply chain

ship parts that are not manufactured correctly?

 

I would build some trusses to put under your car just in case.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

Would you stand under your car knowing the lift was made in a country where it is ok to:

 

lie

falsify certification documents

not vet supply chain

ship parts that are not manufactured correctly?

 

I would build some trusses to put under your car just in case.

 

 

As I understand it the Rotary are good lifts, it’s just the revolution that’s bad , is that corrrect? 

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Got used two post  Rotary going in tomorrow morning.  Rotary SPOA10-FA .  It's from a Sears store.  This should be good enough for a Z car.  🙂

 

 

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Nice big shop with easy chairs, a fridge and a camper for when you're in the "doghouse", perfect!

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11 minutes ago, Patcon said:

Nice big shop with easy chairs, a fridge and a camper for when you're in the "doghouse", perfect!

you're telling me.  Dog house!

 

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That is a very nice shop!  What did you use for insulating the roof?  

What kind of heat do you have?

Insulation and heating are next on my list for my shop once the weather starts getting better around here.

Why did you opt for the 2 post vs a 4 post lift?

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3 hours ago, Pmg said:

I like where you keep the ARs 😉

Not even close! every criminal know's that one. 

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1 hour ago, Marty Rogan said:

That is a very nice shop!  What did you use for insulating the roof?  

What kind of heat do you have?

Insulation and heating are next on my list for my shop once the weather starts getting better around here.

Why did you opt for the 2 post vs a 4 post lift?

I had the insulation installed when it was made. I have a kerosine heater. I'd like to find some type of electric heat so I don't have to keep the doors open. Any ideas.

I chose 2 post over 4 because everybody that works around lifts day to day recommend them.  The 4 posts seem to be in the way a lot. 

 

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Nice lift, but i will Always use a 4 post lift for my z cars.. esspecially 280zx and 300zx.. they are so heavy that they bend a little on a 2 post lift.. you can't open a door on a z32 when it's on a 2 post lift..  yeah.. opening is possible but try to shut it...

And.. should i say it... oh well... ofcourse you did what loads of mechanics do.. you put the 240z on that lift in the wrong way.. it should be lifted on the 4 jack-stand points.. not under the floor..  (for as far i can see, your's is not lifted on the jack-stand places.. (see manual..)   sorry..

(with the last MOT of my z32 the mechanic almost did this to my z32,  (Lift the body front by lifting it on the thin sheetmetal floor!..) That's why i'm Always with my car at a check..  I freakt out and told the chop owner that i did not want that mechanic (idiot) near my cars! )

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2 hours ago, dutchzcarguy said:

Nice lift, but i will Always use a 4 post lift for my z cars.. esspecially 280zx and 300zx.. they are so heavy that they bend a little on a 2 post lift.. you can't open a door on a z32 when it's on a 2 post lift..  yeah.. opening is possible but try to shut it...

And.. should i say it... oh well... ofcourse you did what loads of mechanics do.. you put the 240z on that lift in the wrong way.. it should be lifted on the 4 jack-stand points.. not under the floor..  (for as far i can see, your's is not lifted on the jack-stand places.. (see manual..)   sorry..

(with the last MOT of my z32 the mechanic almost did this to my z32,  (Lift the body front by lifting it on the thin sheetmetal floor!..) That's why i'm Always with my car at a check..  I freakt out and told the chop owner that i did not want that mechanic (idiot) near my cars! )

It’s not on the floor. I think that would nearly destroy the car

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3 hours ago, dutchzcarguy said:

Nice lift, but i will Always use a 4 post lift for my z cars.. esspecially 280zx and 300zx.. they are so heavy that they bend a little on a 2 post lift.. you can't open a door on a z32 when it's on a 2 post lift..  yeah.. opening is possible but try to shut it...

And.. should i say it... oh well... ofcourse you did what loads of mechanics do.. you put the 240z on that lift in the wrong way.. it should be lifted on the 4 jack-stand points.. not under the floor..  (for as far i can see, your's is not lifted on the jack-stand places.. (see manual..)   sorry..

(with the last MOT of my z32 the mechanic almost did this to my z32,  (Lift the body front by lifting it on the thin sheetmetal floor!..) That's why i'm Always with my car at a check..  I freakt out and told the chop owner that i did not want that mechanic (idiot) near my cars! )

Ok. I did a bunch of research and it appears that lots of people recommend jack placement in the same position I placed mine. It looks like the most obvious place, and appears to also be the strongest support area.  I did lower my car removing any stress. Thanks for the input. 

 

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Great pictures. That's exactly where my lift is. Thank you.  I want nothing more than to do it right.  So far this site has been nothing but great.  What an awesome resource. 

 

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16 hours ago, z8987 said:

I had the insulation installed when it was made. I have a kerosine heater. I'd like to find some type of electric heat so I don't have to keep the doors open. Any ideas.

I chose 2 post over 4 because everybody that works around lifts day to day recommend them.  The 4 posts seem to be in the way a lot. 

 

If you are in a cold environment, electric heat will bankrupt you.  I am probably going to go with radiant tube heating in my shop, like they use in some factories.  My buddy has it in his 1,500 ft hanger.  He pays only about $40/month, and he keeps the temp at 65 all winter long.  When the heat is on, all of the surfaces are warm to the touch.  Even the floor.

I can see the benefit of being able to take the wheels off with the 2 poster. However, you would not be able to use it for storage.  I have been leaning toward the 4 poster, with a jack bridge option to get he wheels off.

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I used a Big Maxx vented propane unit. They work good and can be run on natural gas if it's available. They make a several sizes

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I'm with Patcon.  I have a small propane fireplace in my garage and a 100lb tank outside. Keeps it toasty and less cost than electricity.

 

With your chairs it would give a nice ambience 🙂

 

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8 hours ago, 240260280 said:

I'm with Patcon.  I have a small propane fireplace in my garage and a 100lb tank outside. Keeps it toasty and less cost than electricity.

 

With your chairs it would give a nice ambience 🙂

 

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My shop is 40x60 with a 17’ roof. That probably won’t work, do you agree? 

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18 minutes ago, z8987 said:

My shop is 40x60 with a 17’ roof. That probably won’t work, do you agree? 

Well you could add it to a Big Maxx 125k BTU unit to add ambiance! B)

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