Discussion Forum - Northstar Chevelle Club

Members Login
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: The 40 Watt Garage has a new toy!

2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 2726
The 40 Watt Garage has a new toy!

A huge Thank You to Chris S, Chris P, Bryan, and Mitch for giving up the better part of a Saturday to help me out.

Another Thank You to Sheryl for putting together some chow & cold drinks for us.

The lift move went off (really) without a hitch. We did eventually wind up on "Plan Revision 4.5", after exploring/trying the options. Maybe a pinched finger, but no-one got hurt, and no damage to the lift or either garage. Success!

What it came down to was removing the "Ladder Lock" nuts, the Cable retention nuts, and removing the top-plates of the posts. With this done we could Squeeeeek the posts (lifting just a touch/taking the weight) with a floor jack) under the overhead door frame/weatherstrip on plastic sheet sliders. Then a careful slow-dance up the ramps and onto the trailer. Rinse & Repeat on the other end at the 40 Watt Garage.

After the crew got it reassembled in the 40 Watt and "close" they hit the road, and I spent the next several hours doing the setup leveling and cable adjustments.

This has been a long overdue addition to the shop, and it couldn't have happened without the help of the Northstar family.




John D. - St. Louis Park, MN.

1965 El Camino - LT-1, 4L60e, 4wh discs, SC&C susp.
2013 F-150 Platinum - Twin Turbo 3.5

2018 Factory Five MkIV Roadster build thread

2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 6996

That's NOT a toy, it's a needed tool.laughing

Looks right at home in there and now you know the procedure for the "next" time.


-- Edited by Lost in the 60s on Saturday 18th of June 2022 09:40:26 PM


Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Charter member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1050

Everyone needs the proper "equipment" to respond to storage needs.

Happy for you!


More ambition than brains,

If you have more than 5 of anything, best to stop counting!

2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 2947

Happy to help. I learned a lot about them too.


Bryan-NW 'burbs
1972 Malibu
Vaguely stock appearing, and the opposite of restored.
1999 std bore 5.7, Vortec heads, Holley Stealth Ram, GM cam
700R4, Viking coilovers, 12 bolt 4.10 posi, and a whole bunch more

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Please log in to join the chat!