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The lift was one of the least expensive components of this project. I'm so glad I spec'd 12 foot ceilings.
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am truly jealous

reminds me of my youth, had a '68 chenille that burned through starters. high compression big block with $30 auto zone rebuilds, SURPRISE !

I ended up swapping them out at -20F, climbing under car on ice and snow. Tough getting those bolts lined up with frozen fingers

you'll be sipping on a latte while listening to music and deciding if 68F is warm enough for your heater

944 still pretty car
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Thanks, I'm pretty attached to that Porsche. She's not quick or fast or even very sought after, but I found her 6.5 yrs ago needing some love, which was given in spades. She's actually in very nice shape now, requiring very little to be a high point restoration candidate.

I remember those days all too well. The 944 underwent a fuel tank replacement two years ago which required the removal of the exhaust, transaxle, cv axles and a bunch of ancillary components. This project was performed under the hot sun, in my driveway. No thanks, no more...

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Two years ago I built a shop using ICF construction with an insulated floor and spray foamed the underside of the roof. It is 3600 sq ft total, two story with hydronic heated concrete floor. The woodshop is the top floor and the lower shop is for turning wrenches. I put in a 10,000 lb two post lift. It lifts my 2016 Ram Laramie Longhorn diesel without even grunting (well maybe a little). A waste oil heater heats it for free. It is R-50 insulated so the heater rarely comes on once it gets to temp.

Love it! Love it! Love it!!! No more transmissions on my chest while my brother drags me from under the car on a gravel driveway lol! Also I do not miss the transmission oil baths!
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This week's update:

Cabinets arrived so of course I took off to set them up. Also, the electrician and garage door company showed up this afternoon to do their thing. Feed is live, as well as lighting and several outlets and the doors are in place. The installers tell me that they should be done installing the doors tomorrow.
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Thanks, I'm pretty attached to that Porsche. She's not quick or fast or even very sought after, but I found her 6.5 yrs ago needing some love, which was given in spades. She's actually in very nice shape now, requiring very little to be a high point restoration candidate.

I remember those days all too well. The 944 underwent a fuel tank replacement two years ago which required the removal of the exhaust, transaxle, cv axles and a bunch of ancillary components. This project was performed under the hot sun, in my driveway. No thanks, no more...
944 was my 2nd fave Porsche. I had a 928 a few years back, ended up swapping the dual disc clutch in a not-quite-level driveway in the Hollywood Hills. Pull the tranny straight out, it lands on your chest. But the real fun was putting it back in, getting those 2 clutch discs and pressure plates all lined up with the tranny on your chest again.

The Chevelle only had 1 clutch disc but the tranny was in what felt like a cast iron housing. Heavier, but easier to get lined up. Ah yes, the bloody knuckles and dirty fingernails days.

I will not do any more work like that until I have a lift like yours. Use it in good health.

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Thank you!
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I am going to ask that you stop posting about your garage. It is making me INSANELY jealous!

No seriously, I just really love what you have done. I showed my wife and said, "This is what I want for Christmas!" I got "the look".
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This week's update:

Cabinets arrived so of course I took off to set them up. Also, the electrician and garage door company showed up this afternoon to do their thing. Feed is live, as well as lighting and several outlets and the doors are in place. The installers tell me that they should be done installing the doors tomorrow.
My wife would absolutely love all of the blue "furniture" in the garage.

I'll follow Rodney's lead and show her your setup and see if Santa is real or not!

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Sorry guys, didn't mean to create any animosity.

My wife drove in, parked, turned to me and said "that's nice" then walked into the house. And that was that...
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