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Old 01-28-2018, 04:15 PM   #1
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The attached picture was posted by a car dealer on their website showing off a beautiful 1929 Model A.

This is not a good way to put a Model A on lift. Notice that none of the lift points is positioned on the frame! These are supposedly professional......
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #2
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Wow some one is going to get hurt. Not good for the car either.
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I saw that same pic on that website and wondered who was the genius who lifted it up that way, especially with the professional write up that went with it. As a buyer I would not like to see that.
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:30 PM   #4
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I recently bought a car out of Arizona that has been serviced by the local Ford dealer. WHAT A BALLS UP! I won't go through what they did and didn't do but I certainly let them know what idiots they were. Maybe someone should let that workshop know the same thing!
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:34 PM   #5
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The attached picture was posted by a car dealer on their website showing off a beautiful 1929 Model A.

This is not a good way to put a Model A on lift. Notice that none of the lift points is positioned on the frame! These are supposedly professional......
How about a link to the car dealers web site? Sure like to know who it was.

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Old 01-28-2018, 05:22 PM   #6
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I posted this ~ 1 year ago. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=216289

I saw it on You Tube.

The pictures FordTudor31 posted appear to be of another car so they are still at it and haven't killed themselves... yet!.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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Charlie, here you go. I thought about the link a second after i posted the original post. Sorry about that!

https://inventory.vanguardmotorsales...del-a-roadster
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:44 PM   #8
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Anyone have a picture of the proper lift points? I know that this a horrible question but I'm brand new to the Model A world (and have never been underneath one yet. Might as well start learning what I can so that I'm not the guy lifting a car like this.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:27 PM   #9
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That breather cap 'clapping away' is interesting...
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:33 PM   #10
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If nothing else, this shows what good metals were used in the construction of the Model A! Had this been a Chevy of that era, do you think those hollow and splindly radius rods would have held up like this? Me thinks not! They would have bent and broken in short order. One can only imagine the car then falling off the lift. The garage men's response? "Oops! Lunch break!"
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:50 PM   #11
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I saw a sedan with rear shocks mounted on the radius rods. When he came into the repair tent, one radius rod was sheared in two. They were designed for fore and aft movement control, not vertical. It was rusty inside, but I’m guesses most are.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:27 PM   #12
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Marsall, post #10: "Had this been a Chevy of that era, do you think those hollow and splindly radius rods would have held up like this? Me thinks not! They would have bent and broken in short order."
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Anyone have a picture of the proper lift points? I know that this a horrible question but I'm brand new to the Model A world (and have never been underneath one yet. Might as well start learning what I can so that I'm not the guy lifting a car like this.
I don't have any pictures to show you but when using a lift like this you need to place the lift pads on the frame not the radius rods or wish bone.
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Remember lifts used to have channels you drove onto. Car remained supported on the under carriage.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:24 AM   #15
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I think the uninformed garage hand thought the radius rods were solid steel and not hollow . Maybe he thought the construction was the same as the front axle . .I have seen cut ones with a lot of rust inside so lucky this one did not end in tears !!!

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:55 AM   #16
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Tom had a fantastic thread a while back that Mitch had showed how to put an A on a hoist. Pics are gone now , but here’s something that may help show lift point

https://youtu.be/Cy7On8UIMz8


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Ditto on post #12, with my '29 Chevy as a reference.

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Drive on lift only. Why take a chance. Enjoy.
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Drive on lift only. Why take a chance. Enjoy.
That's what I'd buy if I had to buy a hoist. I need a taller garage.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:32 AM   #20
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Safety first
Note the use of two braces.
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