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    Not really a fan of parking over a lift if you are in the "salt zone". Probably OK in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    ...Then there's the issue of getting 2x8's.............You're in Canada, you'd have to make due with a 50x200 or something
    We're bilingual here, at least as far as measurements go. Virtually all lumbar and many other things are bought and sold on the Imperial system (2x4, 2x6, etc) versus the metric system. Just one of our many quirks. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanColes View Post
    We're bilingual here, at least as far as measurements go. Virtually all lumbar and many other things are bought and sold on the Imperial system (2x4, 2x6, etc) versus the metric system. Just one of our many quirks. ;-)
    Considering a 2 X 4 doesn't even measure that makes it all pretty quirky if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Considering a 2 X 4 doesn't even measure that makes it all pretty quirky if you ask me.
    If it is made of wood or laminated sheets of wood, it's dimensions are "nominal" for width and thickness. "Nominal" means a lot less that's stated on the label.

    Now, if it's made of paper or shredded wood and pressed into shape with a lot of nasty glue and other carcinogens, the dimensions are actual.

    So, if you want the best bang for the buck........get the stuff that will kill your health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    But, then you'll trip on the the 2x8's when you're working on the lift / work bench. Besides, how are you going to get the 2x8's home without the Pick-up?

    Then there's the issue of getting 2x8's.............You're in Canada, you'd have to make due with a 50x200 or something
    Quote Originally Posted by AlanColes View Post
    We're bilingual here, at least as far as measurements go. Virtually all lumbar and many other things are bought and sold on the Imperial system (2x4, 2x6, etc) versus the metric system. Just one of our many quirks. ;-)
    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Considering a 2 X 4 doesn't even measure that makes it all pretty quirky if you ask me.
    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    If it is made of wood or laminated sheets of wood, it's dimensions are "nominal" for width and thickness. "Nominal" means a lot less that's stated on the label.

    Now, if it's made of paper or shredded wood and pressed into shape with a lot of nasty glue and other carcinogens, the dimensions are actual.

    So, if you want the best bang for the buck........get the stuff that will kill your health.
    Any chance we can just stay on motorcycle lifts?
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    Here's another approach. Best DIY video ever.

    https://www.bikeminds.com/thethrottl...-diy-bike-lift
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Here's another approach. Best DIY video ever.

    https://www.bikeminds.com/thethrottl...-diy-bike-lift

    The video may have been 2 minutes but that is 4 or 5 hours work- without paint. I actually have the small lift (as well as a HF lift). I have found that intact, they can complement each other.
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