Some time back there was a post about someone designing a automatic creeper that was a neat Idea. Has any more info. ever surfaced. It would be costly, but for us older gents very useful. I tried a search and found nothing. I just got out and got under and could have used one.
It's called the Human Hoist:
It is available now ...called "The Kreepster"
Wrong one sorry
So many places I work they just use a piece of clean cardboard on the floor. A regular $100 creeper is considered too expensive an unneeded.
One place I worked at a few years ago they just kept putting good used carpet on the whole shop floor and they just crawl around on the carpet under the vehicles. I liked that a little better than the cardboard untilled I hit a hidden oil spot.
The lighting some people use is about the worst though.
I use carpet or cardboard. Haven't used my creeper in years. Might if they would put brakes on them so you can get some purchase when trying to turn a wrench. Also tend to get pi$$ed when trying to roll around and can't because of wheel hitting trouble light cord or some other obstruction.
The T is great to work on, as I can use a creeper without using a jack to get the car high enough to fit under! :-)
Seems that it is not being made yet. Found this,
"The Human Hoist is currently looking for potential investment and/or manufacturer to put the chair into production" at:
Cardboard and carpet (especially soaked with oil) are fire hazards I wouldn't want in my shop area.
I have a 2 post lift for the modern stuff, but just can't figure out how to lift a Model T with it.
IF you can worry about a 4 ft. by 4 ft. piece of cardboard sitting against the wall or something waiting to be slid under a car and crawled on I would say you do not have much else to worry about.
The guys I worked with didn't use oil soaked cardboard and carpet, I just say if you did drip some in the carpet it was hard to notice until....
oh never mind I gotta go throw out my Snap-On and Lisle wooden creepers before the whole block burns down. Hammer handles too. And shop manuals.
When I use a creeper it automatically creeps the wrong way in use.
If you know anyone in the collision business ask them to save the foam that is used to cover new bumpers with. it's about 3/8" thick and comes covered with a vinyl coating. i use it often and when done i wipe it down and roll it up, and place it in a safe area for storage. i use smaller pieces to kneel on.