Four post lifts for storage/parking, considering getting one.
I am moving to an old manor house in a nearby city with a .25 acre yard and a square garage that is a smidge over 24' square on the inside. I have been granted permission to build parking, or even another garage, but I am trying to avoid that due to the look of the space and the very nice rear yard/patio area. The home was built in 1920, and the garage seems to be very old as well. It is concrete floor, with brick sides, 2 x 10' wide doors which is real nice. It has an attic space which would need to be altered for the car on the lift. I need about 10' total for the El Camino on the lift over my Challenger. The home inspection is on Monday afternoon, and I will be looking into it some more. In the mean time, I am pretty sure I can park the El Camino across the back of the garage, and get my wife's car, and my car in normally. I will make 2x4 wheel stops that I fasten to the floor to prevent bumping into it!
A lift seems to be the best solution, at least until I decide if I am going to build an additional garage on the lot. This garage opens directly onto a rear alley so other than in the garage, it is only on-street parking out front, and none of my cars will be there!
SO, who has ideas/insight/warnings about 4 post lifts? I don't expect to ever have anything over 5,000 pounds on it, well, maybe a "normal" pickup or something to help someone out and those seem to be well less than 6,000 empty. And the El Camino is something crazy like 700 pounds less than my Challenger.
Cheap is fine, I'm not a tool snob, and I ass-u-me that they are all as "safe" as you use them. Made in U.S.A. would be great, I'd pay for that, local to the Pittsburgh area would be a huge plus as well. I am going to be keeping an eye out on Craigslist too.
1967 El Camino Malibu - Deepwater Blue
ZZ4 350, FiTech 600 complete!,Roadmaster tank, 700R4, Underdash A/C in progress, JGC Steering, 1990s truck serpentine.