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Old 06-03-2019, 11:16 PM
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Original blue Kwik-Lift, full size ramp system. I used this to completely rebuild the suspension on my 1980 Corvettes, and a bunch of other things.

Kwik-Lift, four wheel car ramp that will lift the car 18 inches off the ground. Includes custom wood ramps for easier approach, (the ones Kwik-lift recommends you make), the metal wedge ramps, and two centerlift bridges. The bridges allow for cars to be put onto jackstands while above the Kwik-lift, which created enough room under my car to easily sit up and work on the rear end. It packs up fairly small, and can be either driven over when down, or placed at the edge of a garage, creating a shelf.

The paint is fair, but 100% functional.

It is heavy, and you will need a truck, but the two ramps come apart into two pieces. Local pickup in Vienna, VA, or could be delivered locally if you help me load my truck.

Special Corvette Forum pricing (less than advertised on Craigslist).
$800-






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https://www.kwik-lift.com/products/kwik-lift/

Kwik-Lift: Safe, Straightforward, and Works With Nearly Every Vehicle

With adjustable length and width, and 5,000lbs capacity, the Kwik-Lift works great for vehicles of all sizes.

If you’re looking for a safe, reliable vehicle lift for home use, you’ve found it.

Here are three things to know about the Kwik-Lift:

It’s Designed For Use In a Home Garage with A Low Ceiling
There Are No Moving Parts or Cheap Hydraulics That Can Fail
It’s Solid Steel And Made In The USA

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Old 06-04-2019, 08:35 AM
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Wish I had a truck and was closer. Good deal for one of these.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:59 PM
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Wish I had a truck and was closer. Good deal for one of these.
Thanks! You can always rent a trailer. You're only about 2 hours away, or 4-6 on a sunny weekend crossing the bay bridge.
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Make the road trip and buy this.........no bullshit...this can save your life!
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:13 PM
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TTT! I should add that I travel up and down the east coast periodically. If someone along I95, 81, 78, 84, or the Mass Pike is interested, it wouldn't be impossible to deliver.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:08 PM
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I'm interested, since I'm moving back to Southern MD in about two weeks. I have to scope out the new garage first to make sure I have room. I'll check back in about 2-3 weeks if it hasnt sold by then!
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I'm interested, since I'm moving back to Southern MD in about two weeks. I have to scope out the new garage first to make sure I have room. I'll check back in about 2-3 weeks if it hasnt sold by then!
It would be returning to MD if that were the case. Let me know!
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Way too far for me, but I'm curious - what's holding the rear of the car up in the below picture? I think I see a jack stand in the right rear corner, but nothing on the left side? Or does the Kwik-Lift system have some sort of cross member that can be used for support?

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Old 06-06-2019, 07:12 PM
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Way too far for me, but I'm curious - what's holding the rear of the car up in the below picture? I think I see a jack stand in the right rear corner, but nothing on the left side? Or does the Kwik-Lift system have some sort of cross member that can be used for support?
There are two "centerlift bridges", also sold by Kwik-Lift for $170- each. These straddle between the two ramps and let you put jackstands inboard. In the middle image in post 1, you can see them behind the brake rotor. This set comes with two of them. In the image, the car is supported by four jackstands on two centerlift bridges, picking up the stub of frame in front of the front wheels and the rear frame crossmember at the upturn in front of the rear wheels.

I updated Post 1 to include a photo that shows this a bit better.

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Oops - I missed your original comments about the bridges (was just scanning the ad since I knew it was too far for me). Thanks for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by Plasticfreak View Post
Make the road trip and buy this.........no bullshit...this can save your life!

I was thinking the same thing. People donít realize how much they need this. Iíve already abused mine horribly and barely scratched the powder coat.
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About a year and a half ago I bought one of these used from another member. He was moving and I was fortunate to be 5 minutes off his route and the first one interested on his itinerary. It's a great unit. After spending a few hundred hours with the car sitting on wood blocks with maybe 6 inches total lift, having this raise it up about 20" was fantastic.

By the way, nice car with the classic white paint. Wish mine had come with the red interior instead of doeskin. But when you show up in July you take what's on the lot.
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Originally Posted by bradleyb66 View Post
Oops - I missed your original comments about the bridges (was just scanning the ad since I knew it was too far for me). Thanks for the clarification.
No worries! Someone else may have the same question.

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I was thinking the same thing. People donít realize how much they need this. Iíve already abused mine horribly and barely scratched the powder coat.
I used this a LOT, and felt 100 times safer than with jackstands.

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About a year and a half ago I bought one of these used from another member. He was moving and I was fortunate to be 5 minutes off his route and the first one interested on his itinerary. It's a great unit. After spending a few hundred hours with the car sitting on wood blocks with maybe 6 inches total lift, having this raise it up about 20" was fantastic.

By the way, nice car with the classic white paint. Wish mine had come with the red interior instead of doeskin. But when you show up in July you take what's on the lot.
Thanks! I lucked out with the red interior. The Craigslist ad showed a (mildewed) black interior, but the trim tag indicated red. I haven't replaced everything, but anything I do buy I make sure is red. The seats (bought from the Forum, but for a 79) made a HUGE difference.
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Originally Posted by Plasticfreak View Post
Make the road trip and buy this.........no bullshit...this can save your life!
Agree, I love mine, I wouldnít sell it for full retail. Bump for Bikespace.
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I guess your life isn't worth the asking price.......
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TTT with a new price (price also lowered on Craigslist).
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TTT. CF Price is half of the new price, plus includes two centerlift bridges, plus you don't have to pay shipping if you come get it!
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Ok Bikespace. I am very interested in this if it is still available.This would make my 72 frame-off so much easier! I live in near Philly, and could drive down. If I did my research right the longest piece is 8-1/2 feet? And altogether it weighs about 700-800lbs? I have a Chevy S-10, but not sure if I need something bigger.
What do you think?
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Ok Bikespace. I am very interested in this if it is still available.This would make my 72 frame-off so much easier! I live in near Philly, and could drive down. If I did my research right the longest piece is 8-1/2 feet? And altogether it weighs about 700-800lbs? I have a Chevy S-10, but not sure if I need something bigger.
What do you think?
I just measured, and yes, the longest (two) pieces are a hair under 8 1/2 feet, and the other two pieces of the ramp are just under 8 feet (100" and 93"). That sounds about right for the total weight. Maybe only 600 lbs. I drove this kit home in the back of my truck, with the lift gate down and everything strapped in. I don't know how long your bed is (5', maybe)? so you'd likely need to do the same, so you'd need a few ratchet straps.
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