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New (to me) 1980 Volvo 244

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Nice idea on the ramp/lift as well. You could get a proper 4-post for not much more, secondhand 4-posts start considerably less and also mean you don't have to worry about getting the balance exactly right on the 2-post or dodgy jacking points. I've seen many near misses on 2-posts and remember an episode of Flippin' Bangers where they left the car on the 2-post lift overnight and the following morning the back end was still in the air but the front was on the deck because the jacking points had failed. It had been fine while they were working on it and when they left it, obviously the point loading overnight was enough to tear something away.

Like what you've done with the phone - much better!
I have done a little research on 4 post lifts Dave, most second hand ones have come from garages and so have 3 phase power, but this new one seems to come in both single and 3 phase versions:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHORT-4-P...QAAOSwBahU~rq7

... just under 2 grand, so nearly twice the price, but how cool it is!

Dan and I are going top look at a house in Cambridgeshire with a barn (and 2 acres, Bob would live that) in the next couple of weeks. If we buy it then I might just get my ramps (2 or 4 post I don't know, it depends on how much cash is left over after buying a house with a barn!)

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