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Bugeye fits on the lift!

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Earlier this year I bought a 4-post lift from BendPak (the GrandPrix model). One of the reasons I picked this lift is that the measurements seemed to indicate that the Sprite would fit on it, if only just. Today, with the help of my wife as guide, we tried it out and the car does indeed fit! Not much room for error, but all 4 tires are solidly on the ramps.

And here she will stay, for the next year or so, while I work on rebuilding all the systems. Everything other than the body needs to be rebuilt. I've been waiting until I could afford the lift, as I really don't like crawling around on the concrete anymore.

Will probably start with the rear axle, get it off and go through it. Planning to switch to a 3.9 rear (to go with the Datsun 5-speed I have).

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Office chairs without arms compliment the lift. Roll around under and be comfortable when being a contortionist for the tight places.
 
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I'm so excited. I've had this car since 2013, and the bodywork has been done since 2016. Waiting on me to get to it, and in some ways waiting on this lift. Between work and gigs I don't have a bunch of free time, so I need to make this as simple to get to as possible. I also admit that restoration work is not my favorite, so best to remove obstacles -- like being lazy and not wanting to crawl around on the ground. :nopity:

Now I have no excuses, so hopefully y'all will see some real updates and progress over the next while.
 
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nice
 

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Fantastic - thanks for posting this. I've been researching 4-post lifts for my LBCs. The Bugeye being the smallest is my 'reference' car. If it fits, my Spitfire and TR8 will fit for sure. Nice to have actual photographic evidence that yes, it will fit.

It's been a few months - are you still happy with the Bendpak ?
 
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You should have no problem with the Spitfire or TR8 -- my Morris Minor fits easily, just drive it on. Sprite is tight (best loaded on with a spotter) but fits, and is incredible narrow.

I'm still happy with the Bendpak, though I have had a few issues. One of the safety catches was hanging up and not working properly. Bendpak fixed it quickly. I've also got a small leak in the hydraulic cylinder at the fitting, need to call them on it. So far Bendpak has been very responsive with my questions. I will say that a friend has the same lift and his has been flawless.

I may eventually add the bridge jack to make removing wheels and working on suspension a bit easier. We'll see.

To sum up, I would definitely purchase from them again even with the few small issues.
 

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You should have no problem with the Spitfire or TR8 -- my Morris Minor fits easily, just drive it on. Sprite is tight (best loaded on with a spotter) but fits, and is incredible narrow.

I'm still happy with the Bendpak, though I have had a few issues. One of the safety catches was hanging up and not working properly. Bendpak fixed it quickly. I've also got a small leak in the hydraulic cylinder at the fitting, need to call them on it. So far Bendpak has been very responsive with my questions. I will say that a friend has the same lift and his has been flawless.

I may eventually add the bridge jack to make removing wheels and working on suspension a bit easier. We'll see.

To sum up, I would definitely purchase from them again even with the few small issues.
Excellent - thanks for the response. I emailed them a question yesterday and they called me last night about 7:00 p.m. I couldn't take the call, but I liked that they followed up so quickly.
 
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If you do decide to buy one, call them and order it. I was able to get a but of a price break just by asking
 
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