1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jack Stand Safety: Kwick Lifts

I am curious to hear opinions, both pro and con, on this type of lift.  Some folks use them as an alternative to a 2 or 4 post lift, especially in a garage with limited space or height.  Do you own one of these?  Like it?  Hate it?  Please feel free to comment.

Please see also previous posts on "jack stand safety"  from March-April 2011;
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackstand-safety.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackstand-safety-ii.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-falling-jack-stands.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/04/surprise-are-ratchetting-jack-stands.html

and more....
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/03/time-out-public-service-safety-message_23.html


 
Here is a pic of how the rear of the Kwick-lift is raised.







Corvette on Kwick-Lift and 4 jack stands.... and casters!

The owner of the Corvette above commented:
 "One bridge (that's the part that is attached between the two ramps) is standard with the Kwik Lift, a second bridge is optional. I also opted for a second bridge. The bridge permits the use of a bottle jack to do exactly as I have done to lift the car and install jack stands. The bridge(s) slides back and forth and has a hole on each end to permit bolting it in place on the ramps. Thus the bridge can be positioned anywhere along the ramps as desired. Also, the ramps are telescopic and have 3 sets of bolt holes to secure the sections together once they are extended to the desired length. I have mine set at the shortest length".





Removing a Honda engine from below.




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  5. I've been considering one of these, but I'd be really hesitant to use a bottle jack underneath a car on a ramp. You don't run into any issues with keeping the jack stable til you get stands under it?

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