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Old 10-28-2019, 05:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone used a Quick Jack Car Lift to lift a Model A? A freind is thinking of buying one but is unsure if it will work for his Model A...

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Old 10-28-2019, 05:33 PM   #2
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I have one, but I haven’t used it on my Model A. One disappointment with the lift is that the fittings leak transmission fluid from the very first time I used it. I bought it new.


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Old 10-28-2019, 05:52 PM   #3
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Costco occasionally has the model rated at 5000# on sale for about $1,000. If there is not an immediate need.....
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:13 PM   #4
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Your friend will need to buy extra rubber blocks because the Quickjack's touch-points are the frame and the Model A frame is high off the ground relative to a modern car.

I use my Quickjack on a '57 Ford and an older Corvette. I don't use it on my Model A's. I do find that when the Quickjack returns to the floor, it tends to "crab" sideways about 1/2" so you must recheck the lift points before bringing it up again.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:42 PM   #5
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I was going to pass on a reply to this but I decided to come back with my two cents. For me... I can't crawl around under a car like I used to, that system looke like it would not lift very high and I question it's stbility. Personally I would save a few more hard earned dollars and purchase a good 4-poster, I could stand under the car to work on it in comfort, perhaps it would be safer and you could store another ???? on top or bottom. They even come with drip trays..... if your A drips!
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:44 PM   #6
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As you can see I can't type very well either......... sorry bout that
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:34 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies so far. I will pass them along. No problem with the typing, PalAl. I have FFS myself . (Fat Finger Syndrome).

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I can't crawl around under a car like I used to, that system looks like it would not lift very high and I question it's stability.
That's one of the things I like about my Town Sedan... I can still fit under it. My '55, not so much.

I was wondering about the stability myself. I don't think I would feel comfortable without Jack Stands. But then again I have never seen a Quick Jack in person either.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:43 AM   #8
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Hallo "Mr. Blockhead".
A friend of mine has a similar device. He uses this for the Citroen 11 CV. This is easy, because he can easily be lifted at the side sills.

But he would not buy this jack anymore. It does not go high enough for lazy work. And the many struts do much disturb.


Personally, I bought a big lifter like the auto repair service uses. With that I can lift >3 feet. This is much faster and easier for the A frame.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:44 AM   #9
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In a few short weeks I dug a pit in my garage, bricked up the walls and steps. Chop, chop and very cost effective.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:26 AM   #10
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I was going to pass on a reply to this but I decided to come back with my two cents. For me... I can't crawl around under a car like I used to, that system looke like it would not lift very high and I question it's stbility. Personally I would save a few more hard earned dollars and purchase a good 4-poster, I could stand under the car to work on it in comfort, perhaps it would be safer and you could store another ???? on top or bottom. They even come with drip trays..... if your A drips!
This, if you have room for one. The good thing about the quick jacks is their portability. Unfortunately I am still in the market for some kind of a lift but I have found that a decent 4 post (which is great because I am thinking about storage as well) or even a 2 post lift doesn't cost that much more.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:00 AM   #11
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In a few short weeks I dug a pit in my garage, bricked up the walls and steps. Chop, chop and very cost effective.
Pits are frowned upon in our area as heavier than air gases tend to collect in them until they become lethal or explosive. You hardly ever see a muffler shop anymore with a pit.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:09 AM   #12
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Hopefully I am not hi-jacking this thread but seems like the logical place to ask this.

Is there a consensus on whether it's a good practice to jack the rear of the A under the differential pumpkin or the front of the car under the center of the front axle.....and then put blocks under the wheels?

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Old 10-29-2019, 11:36 AM   #13
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That is exactly the way I do it. I never trust a jack to stay up while I am under it. Docs
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:57 AM   #14
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When you say "blocks under the wheels"... are you saying like wooden blocks under the tires to take the weight of the car? Seems risky to me, I always do jack stands under the axle.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:22 PM   #15
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Was thinking maybe using solid wood 2x10 blocks, or solid cement blocks, or my metal car ramps under the wheels.

I've got some good jack stands but never really trusted being under the car using them.

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Old 10-29-2019, 12:46 PM   #16
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Ramps are OK as long as you keep your body under where the ramps are, so if the car were to roll off it wouldn't injure you. Jack stands are the standard way to elevate a car (other than a lift). The Quick Jack is like a hybrid between blocks and stands – the key thing is that the block or stand is not under a wheel, so that there's no risk of the car somehow rolling off the support object.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:54 PM   #17
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Gotcha!

I always leave the vehicle in gear, with parking brake on, and chocks fore and aft of the rear wheels when using ramps.

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Old 10-29-2019, 01:53 PM   #18
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I always get an uneasy feeling being underneath a vehicle - even though I always use jack stands.
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:11 PM   #19
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We just use an old 55 gal. drum under the car. Don't know if this would work on a Model A tho...

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Old 10-29-2019, 02:28 PM   #20
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I would never ever use concrete blocks to support a car.
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