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Old 12-27-2010, 11:10 PM   #11
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Looks like the lift failed and the frame as well. I remember working as a Tire/Tuneup mechanic at a Whites/Western Auto in High School. The Company was bought by Sears long ago. They typically sold hardware/sporting goods/auto parts and had a couple installation bays. One of our aging lifts snapped like that with a pickup on it, but it was the front that failed. The truck went forward off the lift, drove a tire machine through the wall into the store, and sent rifles. ammo, fishing rod/reels, and a bunch more stuff hanging on the walls and shelving attached to it. Alot of it rained down on glass display cases shattering glass everywhere. I felt sorry for the guy they fired. The lift failed but they insisted he sign a paper stating it was his negligence or get fired...... I was actually glad to leave there as summer was done and left when the new school year started.
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When my dad got his first shop we were testing the lifts. There was one in the center bay that looked far more unused then the others. I went to run it up and down to test it. It wasn't moving, then all of a sudden it flew to the top with a really big bang. Wow, ahh, I'll run that back down and lock out the controls. Glad there wasn't a car on top of it.
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That Toyota snapped on its on accord. It belonged to the father of a good friend of mine. Toyota offered him no compensation. Truck went up to have some rear end noise investigated. Perhaps they lifted it from too far forward, but it still shouldn't snap like that. It had iirc 160k miles.
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Guess ya never know. I had a beautiful 84 Camaro snap behind the drivers door with less than 150K on it. Didn't take a lift to do it either. The final ride to the wrecking yard was a tough one, body eating into the rear tire with every bump.
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That Toyota snapped on its on accord. It belonged to the father of a good friend of mine. Toyota offered him no compensation. Truck went up to have some rear end noise investigated. Perhaps they lifted it from too far forward, but it still shouldn't snap like that. It had iirc 160k miles.
If they put a real frame on it it shouldn't snap like that, even if it'* lifted to far forward. Full sized trucks should have a full box frame. I've seen trucks balanced on their frame resting on a tree log, no snap. The only structure in a pickup between the cab and bed is the frame. That could have happened driving down the road.
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Even the nnew tundra doesn't have a full boxed frame. YouTube tundra vs f150 frame test.
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That'* thing I will say about my F150. The frame is impressive, it'* very solid, even for a 20+ year old truck.
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