Lotus Elan

scissor lift

PostPost by: George S L » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:48 pm

New toy. Should make life with the Elan a bit easier
Attachments
IMG_0301.jpg and
George
Elan+2
Mk2 Mx5
George S L
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
Location: yorkshire

PostPost by: TBG » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:16 pm

Which one? Nice to see muddy tyres - quite unusual................ :shock:
TBG
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 285
Joined: 21 Apr 2020
Location: Somerset, England

PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:04 pm

Thanks for posting. We will now be expecting full detail on make, model, price, size, fit within the sills, width and height of garage and ease of installation.

Bet you’re glad you posted :D

Regards
Richard
Richard
'72 Sprint
richardcox_lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1192
Joined: 11 Jul 2004
Location: Kent

PostPost by: alanr » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:04 pm

Looks like a Strongman Taimar?
Agree....More pics plus details of how it fits/lines up with fibreglass strength points/jacking points on a +2 needed please.

Thanks,

Alan.
Alan
'71 +2 S130/4
alanr
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 401
Joined: 14 Sep 2018
Location: Derby. UK

PostPost by: George S L » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:40 pm

Yeah strongman tamar bit of work to get lifter in correct position to line up with jacking points and it only just fits
will lift it 1.4m so i,m having to get rid of the electric motor for the garage door.
George
Elan+2
Mk2 Mx5
George S L
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
Location: yorkshire

PostPost by: George S L » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:03 pm

Bought it through ebay so got £50 off, cost £1280 delivered easy to put together and fairly easy to move just had to
get it in the correct position as i have limited room in my garage. I looked at several lifters but this was the only one that fit under the car.
George
Elan+2
Mk2 Mx5
George S L
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
Location: yorkshire

PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:18 pm

What’s your ceiling height George ?
Richard
'72 Sprint
richardcox_lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1192
Joined: 11 Jul 2004
Location: Kent

PostPost by: MrBonus » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:57 pm

Very nice. My QuickJack works well; the only annoying part is I have to double up on the rubber feet to clear the exhaust.

Image
1967 Lotus Elan Coupe - Super Safety
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
1973 Ford F100 4x4
User avatar
MrBonus
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 160
Joined: 09 Oct 2017
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

PostPost by: mbell » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:51 pm

MrBonus wrote:QuickJack works well;


Which one it that BL3500 or Bl-5000?

I have BL-5000 which has been great of +2 and other cars but would have to be side ways for an Elan.

My top tip for the quick jack is to add some:
https://www.harborfreight.com/5-8-eight ... 67067.html

To side arms, so that when full down they roll on them, but as soon as you start to raise they come of the floor and it sit on the feet. Allows you to roll them around flat on the floor very easily when collapsed. They can be fixed with just some good double sided tape.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
mbell
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1783
Joined: 07 Jun 2013
Location: Austin, TX (UK Ex-pat)

PostPost by: MrBonus » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:08 pm

mbell wrote:
MrBonus wrote:QuickJack works well;


Which one it that BL3500 or Bl-5000?

I have BL-5000 which has been great of +2 and other cars but would have to be side ways for an Elan.

My top tip for the quick jack is to add some:
https://www.harborfreight.com/5-8-eight ... 67067.html

To side arms, so that when full down they roll on them, but as soon as you start to raise they come of the floor and it sit on the feet. Allows you to roll them around flat on the floor very easily when collapsed. They can be fixed with just some good double sided tape.


Thanks for the tip! It's a BL-5000.
1967 Lotus Elan Coupe - Super Safety
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
1973 Ford F100 4x4
User avatar
MrBonus
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 160
Joined: 09 Oct 2017
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

PostPost by: George S L » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:04 am

Hi Richard the ceiling is 9ft but the door motor hangs down 2ft so cant do a full height lift at moment











George
George
Elan+2
Mk2 Mx5
George S L
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
Location: yorkshire

PostPost by: Donels » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:50 pm

I came across EZ Car Lifts the other day on the Holden web site. Made in the USA with Holden being the UK distributor. The video demonstration is very good. Pretty well set on getting one. Has anyone else used one?
Elan +2
Elise mk 1
Donels
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 357
Joined: 10 Sep 2016
Location: Tamworth

PostPost by: mbell » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:44 pm

Donels wrote:I came across EZ Car Lifts the other day on the Holden web site. Made in the USA with Holden being the UK distributor. The video demonstration is very good. Pretty well set on getting one. Has anyone else used one?


I haven't. I did consider them before I bought my quickjack.

I liked it but getting all the extra bits to make it work with daily cars as well as the +2 changed it from expensive to very expensive. It was also more challenging to store due to the fixed width and if I remember correctly the access to central parts of the car were more limited.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
mbell
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1783
Joined: 07 Jun 2013
Location: Austin, TX (UK Ex-pat)

PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:25 am

This looks a good buy:
https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/pr ... ssor-lift/
anyone tried it?
mikealdren
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1083
Joined: 26 Aug 2006
Location: Surrey England

PostPost by: Glenn M » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:19 am

Home Depot in the US has the Quickjack on sale for $1050 USD. Ordered mine last week!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/QUICKJACK-B ... /307393222
71 Triumph Stag
Glenn M
New-tral
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 24 Jul 2019
Location: Maryland, USA
Next

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests