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Old 06-08-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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The Git-R-Dun awards

Not sure if there's a thread like this yet, if so lemme know!

This thread is to highlight your stupid ideas that should have landed you in the Darwin Awards, but thanks to your redneck ingenuity, you outsmarted the grim reaper. And physics. Barely.

Post photos and the story along with your end result, be it a disaster or a solid landing.

Here's my first post:


Perks of being a contractor- we snagged a garage car lift FOR FREE.
Therefore it had to go up in the back yard. What could be better than having your truck on a lift ten feet from the beer fridge.
We plumbed in air line for the sand blaster & air tools, 220 for the welder & 110 for anything else.
Badass outdoor garage bay and beer. Poured concrete to mount it & everything.

Thought of everything EXCEPT how to stand up the 2000 lb hoist pillars. Simple in concept but....



Hi lift and a strap and scrap wood to hold it up

That was nice and all but it got up about two feet and the hi lift slipped and almost dropped it on my feet. Not pictured is myself in steel toe boots for that very reason


Then we decide let's use the damn winch off the jeep! Duh.


Which lifted it quickly so the bottom slid out and almost immediately dropped it on the ground and bent my hi lift...


Never underestimate the power of Bud Light and determination.




END RESULT.

We've got a little more work to do, but the lift is up and ready to work!
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:59 AM   #2
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"What could be better than having your truck on a lift ten feet from the beer fridge?" Not having it near the beer fridge would be my first recommendation.


So.... I've got to ask. Is your concrete thick enough to support a lift like that. If not here's to hoping you don't get under it.

Second... I fucking hate Get-R-Done quotes. Glad you didn't get hurt (yet).
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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"What could be better than having your truck on a lift ten feet from the beer fridge?" Not having it near the beer fridge would be my first recommendation.


So.... I've got to ask. Is your concrete thick enough to support a lift like that. If not here's to hoping you don't get under it.

Second... I fucking hate Get-R-Done quotes. Glad you didn't get hurt (yet).
As a professional courtesy, don't you have some phone calls to make to the 909 area code?

*Git (couldn't resist )

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Pass some of that over ... This is what that "watching a train wreck" line is all about, right?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:18 AM   #5
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Haha yes the concrete pad is thick enough and the footings below the lift bases are reinforced and 30" deep because digging and pouring concrete is easier than doing that twice.

We did everything right
except plan the execution of this last part.

Someone else has gotta have some stories to share here I can't be the only idiot on the forum
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