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  • Sometimes you just gotta be a little Bold on a Monday morning!!

    (...not to mention the pucker factor is still real though!)


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  • #2
    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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    • #3
      Assymetric ?
      2 1930 Tudors

      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #4
      Well, I don't get it. But nice pic of Model AA. I doubt I would stage it that far back on the lift, kinda need a wee bit more weight to the front.
      VFF Recruiter

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      We grow old because we stop playing ...
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      "Why so Serious?"

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      • BRENT in 10-uh-C
        BRENT in 10-uh-C commented
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        Look at the lift arms. Definitely a pucker factor there in the length. The truck is actually balanced fairly well as you see it. Turns out, the engine had to come out, so it is really light in the front end now.

      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        Sometimes we will drop them on the safety’s and use a screw jack at the back if the frt is light

    • #5
      Assymetric is made to set the vehicle staged back. I have 4——-10K Assymetrics, it’s nice to be able to open the doors up all the way when lifted
      2 1930 Tudors

      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #6
        Brent it looks like you need to enforce a dress code. No ass crack allowed!!

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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Or get the employees uniforms lol

        • BRENT in 10-uh-C
          BRENT in 10-uh-C commented
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          Yeah, and that is my son too. Uniforms are a sore subject with me BTW.

      • #7
        I see that AA is already marking it's spot, get out the mop
        2 1930 Tudors

        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #8
          Nobody is writing about how amazingly clean and crisp that shop is.
          Try as I might I just cannot get to that point. Great looking place you have Brent!

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          • BRENT in 10-uh-C
            BRENT in 10-uh-C commented
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            Thank you for the kind words. (One key element in this scenario is you have a full-time employee on the payroll doing nothing but cleaning up after 7 guys!)

        • #9
          I wondered just how tall Mr. Terry was.

          Must be one tall dude to take THAT picture!!

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          • #10
            Brent, if it's not a trade secret what is the floor painted with?

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          • #11
            Love that shop, Brent.

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            • #12
              Mitch, once you get a lift, a pole jack is almost mandatory. As is a step ladder LOL

              I think more people would opt for a lift at home if they only knew about low overhead lifts

              now what we really need is a tranny jack
              I am sick of screwing around but for some crazy reason Miles doesn't want one. You should see the contrivances of milk crates and cardboard boxes he comes up with

              I agree with the neat appearance of Brent's shop and you just try to get that here!

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              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                Damn right just go buy it, They also work good for dropping gas tanks..

                We keep a clean shop but when your putting out 10-20 cars a day there is no way to keep it squeaky clean.

            • #13
              The part that worries me about the new lifts is the tiny footprint where it bolts to the floor. My old Rotory lift has 4 inch angle iron welded to the towers that reaches out about 3 feet and is bolted to the concrete.
              Bill
              http://www.brauchauto.com/

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              • #14
                I have seen that done when the concrete was thin. If you have 6" of concrete the anchor bolts work better than you might imagine. The installers know what they are doing. I suggest a professional install, always

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                • #15
                  Originally posted by 2manycars View Post
                  The part that worries me about the new lifts is the tiny footprint where it bolts to the floor. My old Rotory lift has 4 inch angle iron welded to the towers that reaches out about 3 feet and is bolted to the concrete.
                  Pretty sure this one was NOT professionally installed! Maybe that is why I was feeling a need for being Bold on Monday!!


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                  • #16
                    No, it looks like it was better than professionally installed!

                    If you got the concrete and the correct anchors, and the skill, go for it.

                    I try to pour an extra couple inches of concrete under where my mainside and offside posts will go

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                    • BRENT in 10-uh-C
                      BRENT in 10-uh-C commented
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                      This floor was basically 6" thick. The anchors they sent with the kit were not long enough to go thru the slab, and we were sweating bullets tightening them down hoping they would grip. With George's comment about them loosening up, we probably should go check them to see if they have loosened up since that time as we have never checked them after they were installed. (i.e.: lack of professionalism! )

                  • #17
                    That guy up on the fork lift is nuts...
                    2 1930 Tudors

                    Henry Ford said
                    "It's all nuts and bolts"


                    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                    • #18
                      When I had my shop built I want them to pour it 8 inches deep where the hoist went. I had made metal plate with the bolts all ready in it for them to put in the pour. It was supper strong. They would not do it for liability reasons they did do the 8 inches

                      it has been 12 years and I use the hoist a lot. None of the bolts have loosened.

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                      • #19
                        Great looking shop.
                        Very clean! Very professional looking.
                        My wife and I used to own a new car dealership, We refurbished an old building for our dealership. All new lifts etc...
                        We put air conditioning in the back shop for the techs, epoxied floor for easy clean up, separate tool room, private rest/change room. Personal lockers, uniforms, laundry of the uniforms included. Almost forgot to mention, excellent lighting. Auto exhaust system, automatic Co2 detection air exchanger. Name plates over each Bay station ect...
                        I took alot of pride in having a clean shop and spent a lot of Sundays cleaning the floor drains. I encouraged the guys to save any scrap metal, which I took to the recyclers. With the money from scrap, We bought new shop equipment that the guys would agree upon, that would make their job easier. Each tech had their own garage door opener, so no one had to stand by the door opening and closing all day.
                        One thing that did dishearten me tho, was the lack of respect some techs showed: example, torching rusted parts and allowing the molten metal to burn the floor (we had a burn sheet for this), not cleaning oil spills, the list goes on. The biggest complaint, was me having going out to the customer cars to clean oily finger prints off the interior. I state this last complaint, as I spent alot of money every week for clean shop rags, hand cleaners and rubber gloves. Well, now I'm venting. Lol... The car business was good to me, but I certainly put alot of hours and sweat into it.
                        I loved our backshop, and most of the team I had working there. Now for the front shop (sales dept) that's a whole different story.
                        Jeff

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                        • Mitch
                          Mitch commented
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                          Having worked in Ford agency's for over 15 years as a Tech, the cards were certainly stacked against you.

                      • #20
                        That is a nice shop, well done. And, Henry himself stressed cleanliness nothing wrong with having a man hired to keep everything spic and span, Mr. Ford insisted his dealerships do that very thing.

                        That is what the Ford dealership we buy our cars is like, and it DOES leave an impression on you, it's an older garage but always immaculately clean.

                        Brent as long as your shop meets the approval of that Golden Retriever all is well!! We have a 9 month old Retriever and just love him to death, what a great dog. And smart!! Lots of fun to play with him....

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                        • #21
                          Well Brent what is your plan for this Monday morning? Hopefully something more daring
                          2 1930 Tudors

                          Henry Ford said
                          "It's all nuts and bolts"


                          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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