mmmikemo said:Nick...outstanding work and write-up...one question...does the lift require a special type of concrete to handle the weight on such a small area?...like some special density of concrete...seems that it is an awful lot of concentrated weight?...thanks...Mike
PHOEN$X said:Awesome job, Nick!
I too was wondering about the flooring tiles. Are they easy to clean? Can you just hose them down, and if so, are they water tight or will liquids seep through to the concrete floor beneath? I am curious why you didn't go with an epoxy flooring coating instead.
PHOEN$X said:BTW, if you're coming to NSXPO, maybe you could assist me with such a project. On the other hand, it might be simpler to just build an extra bay to the garage.
PHOEN$X said:EDIT: Just watched the video, and it looks like the trunk of your NSX gets awfully close to that garage door opener.
In case you didn't know, Wayne Dalton makes garage door openers called idrives that mount on the wall directly above the garage door, and not on the ceiling. Could be an option if you really want to get that wagon.
vtec888 said:Very nice. In your video, I thought the driver door hit the wall as you opened it up. I was like "WOW....that was a painful sound". ...but I guess not. I'm thinking about getting the other smaller lift, but i'm waiting for my rims to arrive so I know the clearance since I lowered it already.
AndyVecsey said:Nick - you owe me a margarita (and new underwear) for lusting over your car lift. Bastard. :biggrin:
Don't forget Brother Tucker .............matteni said:A minced oath is a phrase that is substituted, sometimes at the last minute, for a swear word or blasphemous phrase......
Examples include: oh my goodness, gosh darn it, for crying out loud, shucks, shoot, fudge, holy cow and Mother Fletcher. ..
ANYTIME said:Wow! I need to work on my 8 year garage project a little more now! After seeing what has been done, I feel like a boob, taking so long to finish mine.
If you anyone needs pricing on major brands of automotive tools and service equipment, feel free to PM me. I can offer the best prices on quality products like auto lifts, air compressors, floor jacks, tool boxes, truck lifts, tire changers, pipe benders, brake lathes and more.
More info can be found on BendPaks website here.
skinnydoc said:Now thatsa great story....
By the way, I like your rims - what kind are those?
amgnsx said:that's one cool garage. now i'm motivated to do my garage. but dont think i'll have $$$ for a lift.
comquat1 said:Have you ever sold a tire changer to someone who does alot of track days and goes through tires? I've often wondered if it would ever be worth it to
change your own tires at home. When you figure discount tire hits you $25 each tire to mount and balance you might get it paid for pretty quick and you'd also be able to dismount and remount rear tires that aren't the same size as fronts to give even wear. Then again I guess you'd need an balancer too, do you do those??? :biggrin:
ANYTIME said:The least expensive one I sell is the RX850. As seen here on BendPak/Ranger website. I sell it for $1600 delivered to your door. Retail is $1860, plus shipping. Add to that a bubble balancer for around $100 and your set. Let me know how many you would like and I'll check stock :biggrin:
matteni said:Those are the Forgeline RS. I fell in love with them when Peter C. used to run them in Speedvision and when I would see them on the Cart NSX pace car.
Shaun Ray said:Thanks for the advice Jeff. Actually, I was contemplating the same lift shown earlier on this thread or a 2-post lift from Bend Pak. Due to how my garage lays out and the fact I want to drive foward into the bay, I've decided on the 2-post lift. From what I hear, this is a new design from Bend Pak. Here's a link that shows some details