Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sisters, Oregon
MaxJax 6000lb Lift
Ordered through Amazon as one of the suppliers had $100 off and free liftgate unloading. Took less tha a week to arrive. Unloading was easy. I immediately began uncrating. Pretty well planned how they get it all on one pallet. I spent the next couple days digesting the instructions, which at times can be difficult, but a combination of illustrations and text eventually sink in to your mind. The most difficult part is marking the position of the anchors. I ended up using a fender washer the same diameter as the hole in the base plate to insert in the hole and them marked the center of the hole through the smaller opening in the washer. While this helped, the actual drilling through concrete presents another problem. If your floor is metal reinforced that presents a obstacle. Also the drilling tends to follow the line of least resistance, as the bit may start to angle if it hits a rock or metal. I did succeed in getting the holes drilled, but had to enlarge a couple of the base holes slightly with a die grinder to match up with the anchor holes. Since each base plate has 5 anchors I'm not worried and I will only be lifting 1/2 the weight capacity.
Drilling with a hammer drill will test your strength. I thought about renting one, but found I could buy one from HF for less$$. You need to buy the bits, again HF. They do not carry the 7/8" bit so you need to get one at Home Depot...about $20
Checking for square and level will need a second pair of hands. Bleeding the hydraulics takes a couple times and be sure and grease the rollers and track. I had a couple leaks at the pre-taped joints and ended up using liquid thread sealer which stopped the leaks.
After all this I still haven't put a car on it, but I am confident of its performance.
I did use the 800 assistance number just to clarify a couple questions and found them to be very helpful.
Anyone with a reasonable amount of experience should be able to construct this in a couple days or certainly less with help from a friend. Like they say, " the second time is a lot faster".
Hope this helps someone, I will post a photo later.
1974 GTV (1969 Tribute)
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