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    Looks like a low garage too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murph7355 View Post
    So, not far off a year ago I decided to get a lift for my garage to allow me to store two cars in a single garage.

    Many comedy moments later (all of my own making!), a bit of "DIY" and with some superb input from people on here (Bernard, Andy and Fergy - thanks guys) plus the brilliant services of Paul Hill, the beast lives.

    To be fair, the lift's been fully operational since June, but for one reason or other I've not had all cars at home at the same time.

    Nice bit of kit, and much, much cheaper than the usual examples you see in the back of car mags (this one was ~1700GBP).

    If anyone wants the full story, it needs to be told over a beer as, with hindsight, it's really quite funny and a prime example of why incompetent mongs should not be allowed to play with stuff like this in their own homes

    Now planning a house extension and have plans for much more headroom in the garage!
    What brand is it please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Taylor View Post
    What brand is it please?
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    Yes please tell as I think I need one now

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    Not sure what Murph's is but...

    http://www.garageequipment.co.uk/Gar...YaAm-9EALw_wcB

    http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/4-post-lifts/

    I think my garage is just too damn small

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcH View Post
    Not sure what Murph's is but...

    http://www.garageequipment.co.uk/Gar...YaAm-9EALw_wcB

    http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/4-post-lifts/

    I think my garage is just too damn small

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    How on earth do you open the car door ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    How on earth do you open the car door ???
    Opening it is easy, however the extracting one's self (and getting in) is somewhat more complicated affair. However I'm quite good at it now In essence I enter and exit through the window. I leave the windows down of course.
    I cannot get my CLK in there now as the garage is not long enough with my rear cupboard in there.

    I'll get somebody to video it sometime.

    I've had three new builds in my time and a Ferrari in each. They've all been pretty much the same for space.

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    I'm actually impressed it fits in a new-build garage. Our last two houses were new-builds (before I bought the 550) and I don't think it would have fitted in either garage

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    Prior to putting the rear filing cabinet at the back of the garage I could fit my Alfa 159 in. I think the CLK would have fit too.
    Alfa Spider fits no problem, I can play footy in there with that

    It's the width that has always been an issue. My Mondial was tight in my second new build.

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    Just replied to Phil's PM, but for others wanting to know...I bought direct from http://www.internbv.nl/

    Mine's been trouble free despite a bit of abuse. If I ever have enough funds together for a full garage refurb (I moved house in the end as the planning I mentioned in 2008 was refused) I'll give it some tlc. But the chances of that are looking less and less likely as the reality of school fees kicks in

    They customised mine to fit in a narrow garage, but tbh Malc I am positive it won't be possible in your garage from the pictures you've noted. The 4x corner posts sit outside the car's width, and are too big to fit the gaps you have I reckon. You can get single post lifts but don't think they'd fit your situation either (and don't think they're a great idea for "parking facilitation" either personally).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murph7355 View Post
    Just replied to Phil's PM, but for others wanting to know...I bought direct from http://www.internbv.nl/http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/...es/tongue3.gif

    Mine's been trouble free despite a bit of abuse. If I ever have enough funds together for a full garage refurb (I moved house in the end as the planning I mentioned in 2008 was refused) I'll give it some tlc. But the chances of that are looking less and less likely as the reality of school fees kicks in

    They customised mine to fit in a narrow garage, but tbh Malc I am positive it won't be possible in your garage from the pictures you've noted. The 4x corner posts sit outside the car's width, and are too big to fit the gaps you have I reckon. You can get single post lifts but don't think they'd fit your situation either (and don't think they're a great idea for "parking facilitation" either personally).
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    I don't think so either. There are alcoves at the very front of the garage because there is a small extended roof over it (about 2') and I guess the brick may be single but at the back of the garage I don't have that extra width.
    If they could tailor one small enough it is unlikely a car would even fit on

    House is a three bedroom house and as my GF's eldest son has 'come back home' (two youngest are already here) and I see no end to it over the next couple of years I'm thinking of either moving or extending. If I did the former I would want a double garage but fear the compromise will be extending.
    After that decision has been made I will look into my options if indeed there are any.

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