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    Default Wot I Got Meself for Christmas!

    Possibly the most expensive Christmas present I've ever bought myself, but I can see it getting a lot of use.

    First serious job will be setting up the ride height on the C5! In the meantime, we figured the Mini was a reasonable test.

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    With the enthusiastic help of My Three Sons we had it converted from a 500 x 500 x 4300 box to a Mini Lifter in about three hours all up.

    That first beer tasted SO good!

    Cheers, Pottsy

    Oh, and the end of the queue is about 2018 at present.
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    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Has made it to the Hoist!
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    How does it chock the rear wheels? Most I've encountered, the ramps flip down and create wheelstops in the process.

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    There's 4 removable plates that slot in as needed. The rear ones can simply slot in with the ramps, or you can remove the ramps entirely. Front and rear are identical so either end can be the approach.
    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Has made it to the Hoist!
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    What was the cost of the unit?

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    What was the cost of the unit?

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    I'll be a little bit coy as I got a special deal. Under $4000 by a reasonable margin.

    Have a look on the Tufflift website for more details. This one is the extended height version.

    Cheers, Pottsy
    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Has made it to the Hoist!
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    They've been selling these Lifts "up here" for(under numerous Manufacturers Name's...)for years now. Good luck with yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    I'll be a little bit coy as I got a special deal. Under $4000 by a reasonable margin.

    Have a look on the Tufflift website for more details. This one is the extended height version.

    Cheers, Pottsy
    Thanks Pottsy. I had a look today at our underground garage and realised that there is not enough height to raise one 2CV with the other underneath. I currently rent half of a double garage in another part of the complex I live in. At $120 per month ($1440 per annum) it is expensive and would make the hoist pay for itself over a few years. Since I have been paying between $100 - $120 monthly for the last 15 years, I could even afford a gold plated one.

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    Very useful. Just remember to close the tailgate before going up. Forgot that last week.

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    I'm very jealous, one day, one day sometime I'd love one too. Is that really the thickness of your slab?


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