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Backyard Buddy

vet'svette

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Newburgh, NY
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1977 Blue Coupe, 1990 Red Coupe
I am having a backyard buddy delivered and setup in my garage in a few days.
Any stories good or bad about them?
 

o2bnkc

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May 3, 2004
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450
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Carson City, Nv.
Corvette
2002 M.Y. convertible
I am very curious about how it goes. I have been looking at two post lifts, but I'm not so sure now. Maybe a four poster. Does byb install them too? Let us know how it goes.
 

Grizzly

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Aug 23, 2002
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Centerville, PA, USA
Corvette
1967 Marlboro Maroon Coupe, 1992 White Convertible
I am having a backyard buddy delivered and setup in my garage in a few days.
Any stories good or bad about them?

Put mine together with one other friend. Only one real heavy piece, 400# if I remember. Used an engine hoist for that. It was all there and went together easily..........................Griz
 

Ruby Fan

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Oct 7, 2004
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189
Location
NY
Corvette
1985 Black Beauty Coupe, 93 Ruby, 96 CE vert
I also have a lift, which I got from Direct Lift. Made in China as opposed to B Buddy, which I think is made in USA. I love it! It does take up more space then you would figure, and you have to bend a little, depending on the size of the car you put on there, when the lift is in the 'up' position. I like changing the oil, no more burnt hands from my Vette. But you will need one of those special long neck oil drain containers(the kind a reg service garage would use). Still lot of fun. One more thing, when I drive my '96 Vette Convert. onto the lift the 'cross support beam' of the car makes contact. I'm going to use a 2x12 to make the approach less of an angle. Have fun with it.

:beer
 

*89x2*

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CallawayOwnersGroup.com
I am having a backyard buddy delivered and setup in my garage in a few days.
Any stories good or bad about them?


If I was buying a lift today, it would be the Backyard buddy!

Please keep us posted throughout! :w
 

Craigi

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Sep 22, 2005
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17
Location
Offshore Lake Michigan Arrrrgh
Corvette
1982, 1993, 2004CE Coupes
I installed the Direct Lift 7K unit last year and couldn't be happier. For under two grand it was a good deal, and I've saved that much already, just doing my own maintenance. Plus we didn't have to add on to the garage - yet. This Pro-Park 7 is a tad shorter (length) and narrower than the "standard" lift, which made it perfect for my house garage. I have a ten foot ceiling, and just raised the track on one of the two doors. Now I can keep the door open when I raise things to the ceiling. No garage door opener anymore on that side. Quite a few in our club have these four poster lifts, and all are happy, happy, happy. Good luck. Pics at http://community.webshots.com/user/craigi1968
 
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Key West Jack

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appoximately how much is the basic Back Yard Buddy? They look like they are extremely well built.
 

vet'svette

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Newburgh, NY
Corvette
1977 Blue Coupe, 1990 Red Coupe
Backyard buddy went in today. Took the installer 3 hours. I love the lift but it is much more expensive than the lift I originally ordered (4000 vs 2600).
After talking to the byb salesperson, I was ready to buy the byb.
Go to backyard buddy website to see the difference. It is the only American made 4 post lift. I was thinking about a two post lift but was talked out of it since they really aren't for storing cars (suspension sags).
 

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