Will a two post lift work for model t
Yes very well if you fabricate some arms especially for the T as rick moore did. Maybe he will post some pictures. KGB
Hi, I hope he does as I have a new 2 post lift and want to put my T in the air. Thanks, Scott
Easy build and it fits my torpedo and the 26 pickup. I use the hoist arms and built the jig to fit in those holes.
Whoops I meant the holes where the pads mount.
I installed a four post lift because I didn't feel comfortable with extensions on the arms of a two post lift. I suppose my model T's would have been less concern but I also have a large car with the same problems (distance from the bottom of the running boards to the frame) and didn't feel I could use extensions and be safe. The only thing that a two post is better for is removing wheels. I don't have to do that much. Just my .02 cents.
A friend has a two post lift, he uses two long rectangle rails which sit on the hoist arms and pick up the front and back axles, they also have pieces which capture the T axles so they don't allow any movement when in contact with the axles.
Going length ways they avoid the running boards etc and all wheels can be removed if needed.
I think they would also make it easier to balance any T no matter how front or back heavy they may be
here is rick's set up. KGB
Hey Rick, would it be possible to get a sketch of the plans for the lift fixtures shown in the photo above? I want to build some for my 2 post lift too!
Mike Garrett, Texas
I'm with R.S. I prefer the safety of 4 posts carrying the load rather than two, avoiding the risk of something going wrong with modifying the lift arms of a two poster, and on a two post, you better be darn well sure it's securely mounted to the floor! Getting under everything on a 4-poster isn't the issue people think it is. Jacking up to remove wheels is a synch too, and the wheel "runways" make for great workspace! Just sayin'.
Would be happy to. Been usmine on the torpedo and a 26 pickup and a 1919 Chevy 490. You do not need to modify the hoist or arms in any way. I climb up in my T's all the time wit it on the rack. I'm not sure I could even push it off the rack if I wanted to. Now I did bolt the hoist to the floor because I was afraid with it just glued down or super glued my diesel F250 may just tip it over. I don't know why Henry built these T's so heavy. Pm me a message and I'll email you the print. I would post it here but I'm afraid it might send someone over the edge. A 4 post just takes up to much space. If I want to pull the front end or wheels or rear axle it's a piece of cake. Took about an hour to build. Good luck.