Wed, Aug 31, 2005, 1:29am email@example.com (Upscale) exclaims:
It's a car lift. No wood involved, but could be a cheap option for
someone needing a lift. While wheelchair vans with lifts eventually die
just like any other vehicle, the lifts are often salvageable and could
be a good alternative to spending $10,000 on a dedicated lift originally
designed for the home.
Ah. I was thinking it was one of those truck lifts. Same
principle tho. It's still on topic tho, cause you're a woodworker. LOL
I've seen the truck lifts going very low priced, sometimes
including the truck for around $500, even less if the truck doesn't run.
In fact, you'll probably get a lower price getting both, rather than
just the lift. Pull the lift, then sell the truck - for parts, or
screp, if it doesn't run. Might even wind up with the lift for free
I'd weld some sort of enclosre on it. Just in case. Even some
posts, with chain around the tops. Be a lot more fun rolling into a
post than rolling off a couple of feet up. I think I'd prefer something
like chain link fence, to keep pets and small kids from falling off -
and anything you might drop, that rolls.
Of course, now that I think of it, the chain link fence idea would
be great for those itty bitty yappy rats some people call dogs. The
fence would keep it from getting away, until you could grab it, and then
try to set a new long distance throw record. LOL
Plans? Plans? Don' need no steenkin' plans.