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« on: June 21, 2020, 04:56:07 PM »
So after dreaming and saving and planning for too many years, we are finally pulling the trigger on a vacation home outside of Nashville Tennessee. We close escrow first week of August and Iím already drooling at the idea of outfitting the detached 30X40 shop. The house itself has itís own two car garage for the Mrs. so this outbuilding is all mine!

So my question is how to get the most out of a lift inside. The ceiling is around 9 ft. tall and the attic area is enclosed for another 800. sq. ft. of storage. I was thinking a four post lift might work best for me, especially if I can drop down wheels and move it around the shop. Obviously a two post lift would get anchored and I donít want to lose that flexibility.

Can a four post lift be moved with a car on it (with the car being lowered most of the way)? The area in the back might be a good place for the lift but I need to consider getting the car on and off. There is a smaller garage within the building and I could do some interior remodeling.

Any ideas from those who already have killer shops? I want to really do this right! The last couple pics are of the lift I was considering.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 05:18:09 PM »

The place looks great. Cant wait to hear some answers. 

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Re: New Shop / Four Post Lift
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 05:47:35 PM »
Yes, I'm pretty sure the 4 post lifts can be moved with a car on it, but it needs to be all the way down to move.  Make sure to get a 4 post lift that does not need compressed air to work.  Some used air to unlock so you have to run air lines to it to function and that makes it hard to move and use it.  I like the Direct Lifts because they only use 110 power to function.

https://directlift.com/product/pro-park-8s/

Also, I'm not sure you're going to get 2 cars on a lift that has 9' ceilings.  That's really low.  But you should be able to get 1 car up high enough to work on.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 06:14:18 PM »
That Direct lift looks nice. I will look into them further.

I doubt I would ever want to stack cars but Iíd sure like to lift one for service or restoration stuff. Getting too old to do this stuff crawling around on my back.

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