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    My lift now works with my Atom

    Matthew Lambrecht owner/proprietor of Caliber Customs in Madera CA was tasked by me with making a set of lift arm extensions for my MaxJax two post lift. Ordinarily, the MaxJax lift can accommodate most passenger cars under 6000 lbs, however in the case of Captain Proton, my Ariel Atom, it wasn’t able to do so based off of the exoskeleton design. Matt designed/fabbed up a set of lift arm extensions and now I have a completely functional lift for all my cars.
    The arms function on an abutment principle which wedges the extension at the end of the existing lift arm. Each extension was fitted to a particular arm to ensure a very tight fit. There is virtually no play. Further, the mounting point of the arms are reinforced with a tab that sits inside the square tubing and is spot welded through the main flange. Conservative estimates are that the sheer strength of the mounting dowel is an excess of 30,000 pounds and working load of each arm is approximately 2000 pounds, well in excess of the lifts design specifications. So no laying on my back or wrenching on my knees for the first round of upgrades coming this spring.


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    I didn't realize Atom's can't be lifted on standard lifts. Looking great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvjoint View Post
    I didn't realize Atom's can't be lifted on standard lifts. Looking great!
    It couldn't on mine. I even have my pillars set @ 80 inches apart, base to base but still no joy, that is until now .

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    See, the Atom is not light enough. If it were you could lift it with one hand and work on it with the other. ;P

    I have something similar, I drive the car on the trailer and work on it that way (not by choice) or on the paddock!

    Ah, I suppose I should stop dreaming of having a garage let alone a lift in the city. I expect no less than ion drive on your Atom given your new found abilities to wrench.
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    snipped a bit;
    Quote Originally Posted by cvjoint View Post
    I expect no less than ion drive on your Atom given your new found abilities to wrench.
    Close, it's not named Captain Proton for nothing.
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    Fantastic! love to see where the lift points are.

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    Very nice. Can you post a picture from under the car, showing where the lift touches the frame?

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    The next time I have the Atom in the air, I'll make sure to get pics.

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