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Old 02-22-2004, 03:47 PM
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I have found that the hilift is a good auto body tool. I rolled my VW Sciroccoo last winter, and the roof was caved in a little too much to allow the driver's door to close. In comes the hilift...I put it in the door opening along the door sill on a block of wood to disperse the load, and jacked it up...after some creaking and groaning, my roof was relatively straight and my door closed with no problems. To this day I am still driving the VW as a DD. A poorman's port-o-power! Lets hear some other interesting uses

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Old 02-22-2004, 05:21 PM
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I used it to take out a big dent on my bed rail on the truck. uhm I used it to pull a motor out of a burned R.V., the jack handle makes a great leverage tool.
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:25 AM
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i herd people using it as a tie rod.....ive used it as a cheater bar to get more leverage loosing bolts
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:38 AM
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I've used it instead of a chain fall to take a machine apart before I put it down in the basement.

There's the ol' break the bead on a tire trick too. Place bace plate on flat tire...jack up bumper till bead pops off.

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:01 AM
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Seen them used to straighten bent tie rods, also seen them used as a come along.
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:33 PM
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Heard of someone retrieving a snagged roto rooter with one the other day....
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:05 PM
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i used mine to smash out the windows when i chopped my top.
heres one used as a tierod

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Old 02-25-2004, 11:00 AM
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Ihave used mine to pull wire when there was no room to get a tugger in
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:53 AM
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My dad told me about how when his family moved to Alaska in 1962, my grandfather used two hi-lifts to pull a travel trailer about 12' sideways out of a muddy ditch somewhere in the interior.
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:05 PM
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Used it as a come-a-long to pull down a dead tree.
Use the handel as a breaker bar all the time.
It also makes a great whiffel ball bat in a pinch.
Dipping the end in the grip maker or electric tape a dozen time over the course of a couple days and letting it sit for a weeks make it much nicer to use and helps quite the chatter when driving.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:14 PM
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I used to have a ratty CJ-5 that I would jack up out of the mud and such and kick it off the jack. The Jeep would move a little and ya' keep doing it until your out. I also cracked one of my teeth and jaw with one at the Y-O Ranch Jamboree. OUCH!! Be careful because they can bite.
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