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    Now cut a hole in the floor so you can flush mount your lift!

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...ycle-lift-ins/

    I needed to do this as I store a cor over the lift and the lift on the floor was to high.





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    That is intense! I see some nice toys in there including the Oxy/Acetylene welder. We need a "show your shop" post. I'm more interested in your tools and shop than the hole!
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    now thats a great Idea...
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    Here ya go

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...tool/man-cave/

    More here:

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/machine_tool/

    I love welding.....The shop has O/A, MIG and TIG........."Welding is knitting for men!"
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    Very nice, I have one less bike and no Porshe. but other wise looks alot like my man cave. Kenny...
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    Mod for extending the front wheel stop

    I donÔÇÖt use the front wheel vice. I use the center stand. When I roll the bike onto the lift and put it on the center stand the bike pulls back 11 inches which moves the bike back past the center point of the lift. I fabricated this front wheel stop to extend the stop 11 inches forward so that when the bike pulls back when put on the center stand it is more toward the center of the lift.
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    Mod for extending the front wheel stop

    The angle iron on the underside provides reinforcement for the lift surface.
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    That is a good idea, and very cool. You must be a welder!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaltzg View Post
    I donÔÇÖt use the front wheel vice. I use the center stand. When I roll the bike onto the lift and put it on the center stand the bike pulls back 11 inches which moves the bike back past the center point of the lift. I fabricated this front wheel stop to extend the stop 11 inches forward so that when the bike pulls back when put on the center stand it is more toward the center of the lift.
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    Jeff Dean − Tucson, Arizona − BMW MOA Co-founder (1972)
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    No welding necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    That is a good idea, and very cool. You must be a welder!
    Thanks, and I have been a welder by trade, but this mod can be done with a drill and a hack saw. The only welded part is visible from the first picture. I welded the wheel support pieces to the angle iron brackets, but there is no need to weld. Actually, those two pieces could be pop riveted in place.(any thing to keep them from moving around) The strength comes from the angle iron and the support from the bottom piece.
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    Electric Lift

    Here are the pics I promised of the HF electric lift.

    I added traction strips as this lift is not diamond plate.

    Raised with the wheel chock in place

    My RS on the lift. I am going to move the chock further forward as the rear tire is just on the main part of the lift table. The controls come mounted under the front of the table. I moved them up on the deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaltzg View Post
    Thanks, and I have been a welder by trade, but this mod can be done with a drill and a hack saw. The only welded part is visible from the first picture. I welded the wheel support pieces to the angle iron brackets, but there is no need to weld. Actually, those two pieces could be pop riveted in place.(any thing to keep them from moving around) The strength comes from the angle iron and the support from the bottom piece.
    What size angles did you use? How long do they project beyond the bed of the lift? And what did you use to support the front tire between the angles? I am inspired!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaltzg View Post
    I don’t use the front wheel vice. I use the center stand. When I roll the bike onto the lift and put it on the center stand the bike pulls back 11 inches which moves the bike back past the center point of the lift. I fabricated this front wheel stop to extend the stop 11 inches forward so that when the bike pulls back when put on the center stand it is more toward the center of the lift.
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    Very cool - I don't use my front stop and as the wheelbase of my wife's ST and my GT differ, this addtion would be great.

    Where did you get all the parts?

    I can't weld so it would be a bolt on activity

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    What size angles did you use? How long do they project beyond the bed of the lift? And what did you use to support the front tire between the angles? I am inspired!
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    I have a Miller Matic 180 autoset MIG welder. I taught a 13 year old girl to weld. With the technology today, ANYONE can weld. Gas, TIG, and Stick take practice and skill, but MIG you can learn to weld decently in an hour.
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    More details on the lift table extension

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    What size angles did you use? How long do they project beyond the bed of the lift? And what did you use to support the front tire between the angles? I am inspired!
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    Here are some additional notes for the extension project.

    Notes
    A. Main attachment bolts are 7/16 x 1ÔÇØ

    B. Newly drilled holes in the lift table. These also match holes drilled in the bottom support drilled about 3/4ÔÇØ in from the end of the angle iron.

    C. This is the original stop that came with the lift. I used it to establish the overall width of the extension.

    D. These supports were cut from 1/8ÔÇØ X 3ÔÇØ flat stock. Welding is not necessary. A 1/4ÔÇØ bolt in end of each piece will work just fine. Most anything will work because youÔÇÖre just trying to keep the pieces from moving around.

    E. I hammered the leading edge of the angle iron over so that it wouldnÔÇÖt damage the tire if I missed as I roll the wheel onto the extension. (not really necessary)

    F. The bottom support is a piece of 1ÔÇØ x 1ÔÇØ x 1/8ÔÇØ angle iron cut to fit between the support rails on the bottom side of the lift. Drill holes to match the width of the extension. See note B
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    I have a Miller Matic 180 autoset MIG welder. I taught a 13 year old girl to weld. With the technology today, ANYONE can weld. Gas, TIG, and Stick take practice and skill, but MIG you can learn to weld decently in an hour.
    Just listen for the sizzling bacon sound! The only downer is that with MIG, it is easy to make a weak weld, I think part of the education is learnign what is weak & what is strong, again, about an hour time!

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