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Old 03-02-2006, 05:25 AM   #1
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I got tired of my two Raptors taking up half of my garage so here is my solution. Maybe someone here might find it useful.












The lift cost 75 bucks at harbor freight on sale. It is capable of lifting 440lbs single line or 880lbs double line as I have it. The hardest part was building the cradle for the quad. One side just pins together so I can undo the support and slide the cradle off. Then I simply lagged a piece of unistrut to my trusses in the attic, cut the hole in the ceileing, and bolted it all together.

Total cost was about 100 bucks and a couple of hours on a Saturday. You should see the look on my neighbors faces when they walk by.

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
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I got tired of my two Raptors taking up half of my garage so here is my solution. Maybe someone here might find it useful.












The lift cost 75 bucks at harbor freight on sale. It is capable of lifting 440lbs single line or 880lbs double line as I have it. The hardest part was building the cradle for the quad. One side just pins together so I can undo the support and slide the cradle off. Then I simply lagged a piece of unistrut to my trusses in the attic, cut the hole in the ceileing, and bolted it all together.

Total cost was about 100 bucks and a couple of hours on a Saturday. You should see the look on my neighbors faces when they walk by.

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:48 AM   #3
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OCDUNE, I don't see the pictures in this thread.
Maybe you should post them on the Photo server on this forum.

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:57 AM   #4
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sorry, I linked them from another site. stinkin newb huh? give me a few minutes, I will fix it.

ON EDIT:how about now?

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Old 03-02-2006, 07:11 AM   #5
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I can SEEEEE!

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OCDUNE, Welcome to irv2.

Great idea. Thanks! Good job distributing the weight across several roof trusses.

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Old 03-02-2006, 11:21 AM   #7
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yeah, the unistrut is lagged into 5 trusses, that way the weight is distributed very well. Also, if you do something similar, notice how I used the upper part of the truss, as opposed to the horizonal at the bottom. This way is much better for weight distribution.

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Sweet looking setup. Does it hang on the cable all the time? Wonder if a safety chain as a back up would be a good idea. I need a setup like that to get the PullRite SuperGlide hitch out of my pick up, thanks for the idea and the tip on Harbor Freight.
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OCDUNE, nice setup.

Take couple of photos of the cradle when you remove the quad.

Is the weight secured only by the winch???

You are giving me some great project ideas!!!!

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OCDUNE:

Great stuff there Maynard! You know, about two years ago I bought two of those SAME units to use to lift my speakers and DJ lighting units up in my garage- just haven't got to it yet! Your setup seems really nice- I like the idea of using the upper joists to better take the load- good job. Maybe this will inspire me to get MY project done!

Thanks for sharing.

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You must have built that prior to putting in the drywall. That last picture shows bare studs and joists...or am I missing something here like maybe theres an extra crawl space in your attic?
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Max,the picture creates kind of an illusion...the motor is actually mounted right at roof level and what you see below the red motor are the cross members that make up his roof trusses...Insulation and drywall for garage ceiling are below the level of this picture
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The quad hangs on the cable full time. It has been that way for about a year now, no issues. I was a little nervous about it at first, but the manual for the lift did not warn against leaving weight on it full time.

Thanks for the responses, glad you liked it. I will take some pictures of the cradle when I get a chance.
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Y-Guy-Here is another tip about harborfreight, for some items, the online price is cheaper than the store price. If you print out the online price, they will match it in-store. For instance, this hoist goes on sale for $79, but it is always $75 online

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