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Old 19-11-2017, 05:14 PM   #16
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Not mine but 150
Seems fair
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Old 19-11-2017, 06:38 PM   #17
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I had to do some hydraulic hoses for someone who had a proper scissor style lift mounted on some box section which you slotted a pallet truck into and moved it to the concrete slap outside.
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Old 20-11-2017, 12:32 AM   #18
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I think the difference here is OP is wanting a lift for access but most of the suggestions (inc mine) are just car lifts

One you can lift but easily access everything under the car the other just lifts using a flat area so you won't see much once up
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Old 20-11-2017, 02:01 AM   #19
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make 2, 20 foot by 20 inch wide lengths of 1 1/2 inch angle to drive wheels on,
make the correct sized V in the middle at the reqired hight with 2 fold downs on each end,
make bolt on links so your happy and drive on,
if unshure, get someone else to drive on lol,
dont forget to lock the 2 fold downs in place at the other end to wher you drive on,
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Old 20-11-2017, 07:06 AM   #20
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Thanks for the replies, we have a corner plot (can fit prob 7 or 8 cars on the drive as it goes down the side too) so the ramp would be down the side of the house not on the front but still visible from the side albeit just next to brick wall with no windows. I really wanted to be able to lift not just the mini but the lwb 7 series too (the last job dismantling the transmssion on the 7 ended me ever wanting to work on my back under the car again ) and that won't even fit in the garage lol

Main live feed for the house goes under the garage floor so pit isn't an option really.

Originally wanted to build a new garage on the side but boring planning department rejected it based on not getting my money back on the spend to add it which I thought was bloody cheeky, it's my money so surely it's my decision if I want to spend it with the risk of not getting it back in the house value increase but apparently not.
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Old 20-11-2017, 10:19 AM   #21
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Roll it out, use it, roll it back in.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-LIFT-...0AAOSw9c1Zz5n2
I've had one of these for years - it now sits in a 5" pit in the garage floor. They are great but very heavy if you try and move them (500KGs plus).

My one will lift a Land cruiser and is very stable - I put quick detach hydraulic couplings on it and replaced the lifting arm bolts as they were too sort - apart from that it's a useful bit of kit, would not be without it.

For the first few years I used to use it outside, and keep it in the garage, then drag it out when needed. If it's not in a pit you need ramps along each side to get a mini on it, but that also allows you to park on top of it when it's back in the garage.
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Old 20-11-2017, 02:54 PM   #22
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I've been looking at these:
https://quickjack.com
just haven't pulled the trigger to buy them yet.
or

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/

for uk
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Old 20-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #23
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just pop a tent over it , so no one sees it , anyone ask you just drying out tent from camping ...
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Old 20-11-2017, 04:08 PM   #24
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Not sure how long ago you applied but I would appeal, thats not even a regulation. Fair enough if its near to boundaries, height, privacy etc but the money side of it doesn't come into it

What next, you can't have expensive curtains because they add no value to a house?

Unless you have peed them off in the past I can't see any panel upholding that
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Old 20-11-2017, 05:09 PM   #25
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I've been looking at these:
https://quickjack.com
just haven't pulled the trigger to buy them yet.
I've just been looking some more at these , will they fit a classic Mini ?

They have a measuring guide but my car is currently in pieces with no suspension so I can't measure the "Tire Srpead Measurement"

https://www.quickjack.com/quickjack-...ing-guide.html

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B - How to Measure the Tire Spread Measurement

Step 1 — Grab a tape measure. Measure the distance between your front and rear tire treads, keeping the measuring tape 3” above the ground.

Step 2 — Subtract 2” from the measurement in Step 1. The result is your Tire Spread Measurement (Measurement B).
The smallest one needs a measurement of 62 inches or more, I'm not sure how that would work on a Mini saloon (estate has slightly longer WB but might still be not enough)

Can anyone with a working Mini have a go at taking the "Tire Spread Measurement" and report back ?
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Old 20-11-2017, 05:13 PM   #26
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I have no idea why the word suspension in my above post has been hyperlinked - I didn't add that !!!
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Old 21-11-2017, 06:59 AM   #27
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Literally they said that the house would be over developed for the area so the value wouldn't match the expansion, to say I was fuming was an understatement. Too late now though, spend the dosh on a big conservatory that we didn't need planning approval for and other house improvements as the original plan converted the old garage into a room.

I couldn't see anything in planning rules to stop me putting up a car lift and worst case i'd have to take it down again but unlikely with the amount of houses round here that seem to run car type businesses from their front gardens



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Not sure how long ago you applied but I would appeal, thats not even a regulation. Fair enough if its near to boundaries, height, privacy etc but the money side of it doesn't come into it

What next, you can't have expensive curtains because they add no value to a house?

Unless you have peed them off in the past I can't see any panel upholding that
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