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#1 Jase

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:41 PM

Anyone used one of these on a Mini?

 

https://www.automote...e-scissor-lift/

 

 

Does it fit okay?



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:09 AM

often discusses. and used by some. the issue you have is the mini does not like being lifted on the sills unlike modern cars so make sure it has a suitable length to allow suitable points to be used to lift.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

Just completed a search and there are various threads. I wonder if anyone has used the one I have linked to as they are not joined?



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

What’s the length of the flat section? You might find they’re too long to let fit between the wheels of the Mini

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:32 PM

Just completed a search and there are various threads. I wonder if anyone has used the one I have linked to as they are not joined?

 

I'm fairly sure that I saw them under an MGB last autumn, but the guy had welded box section to one end of each of them and passed another box section through each, he said, to give them stability.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:35 PM

Used one once. Just fit on the mini, but had a hard time getting it back down because the mini was so light. I'd get a 2 post at that price, but that's me .

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:12 AM

I use this one:

https://www.ebay.co....44AAOSw7OVajSyq

 

Removed the arms and have 2" thick padding on the 'runners' - it lifts full length of the floorpans.  The centre section makes exhaust work trickier but that's the only downside I've really found.

Mine is set into the floor, but otherwise you may need to run your Mini on planks either side dependant on how low it is). 

 

I wouldn't take much notice of the claims of any of these to be portable!



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

I use this one:

https://www.ebay.co....44AAOSw7OVajSyq

 

Removed the arms and have 2" thick padding on the 'runners' - it lifts full length of the floorpans.  The centre section makes exhaust work trickier but that's the only downside I've really found.

Mine is set into the floor, but otherwise you may need to run your Mini on planks either side dependant on how low it is). 

 

I wouldn't take much notice of the claims of any of these to be portable!

Thats a similar one to the item I use.

 

Works great and will lift a 2T Land Cruiser.

 

Agree that you need it sunk into the floor and at 500Kgs it's not portable.

 

Great bit of kit for any car.






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