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    Lifting the A on a two post lift properly can take about 15-20 minutes to set up. The vehicle needs to be perfectly positioned (centered) so both sides of the lifting pads reach properly. This will vary with lift design and arm extension of your particular brand hoist. The use of one foot adapters to gain the needed clearance between the running boards and the lift arms is necessary. These pictures show the exact lift points where i set them on the rails. Be careful when going up or down as sometimes you need to fish the lift pad around the brake rods in the front. Watch out that the owner did not run any wires along the frame rails that can get pinched.
    When lifting these cars with mechanical brakes by the frame the axles drop. This pulls on the brake rods and applies the brakes, so be aware of this when doing certain services.
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    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    I have stackable adapters of 3 different lengths that came with the lift. With the right combination of adapters, there has never been a car we couldn't get on there, including an A.
    Mitch your adapters look like they screw-out?


    • #3
      Dave the screw out portion is the normal lift pads that fits into the arms. They have two separate screw out sections or you can screw them all the way in, which will make them basically flat. When using an adapter the screw pads come out and get placed in the desired height adapter, then adjust as needed. I have 6" and 1 ft adapters. The adapters can also be stacked into one another
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        Excellent write up! Getting ready to look under my gal's skirt tonight LOL. Those adjustable screw height contact pads look great I have short adjustable contact pads but my 6-in tall extensions are fixed so I'm really going to be careful as I raise her up to make sure position is correct and I don't bend any break rods or important stuff 👍
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