Making The Most Of Space | Home Workshop Car Stacking

You know the old saying…. Progress is impossible without change? Well, that’s me right there, always in a rush to progress, so I am always in a rush to change, always searching for a better way to do things.

I think the biggest thing I have learnt over the years is to never ever give up on an idea, if it's too difficult then just work through the thought progress, educate yourself and go for it. Even if you do fail then you still progressed, still learnt what not to do. Stuffing up is inevitable but still valuable, the path you need to take always becomes clearer through simple progression, good or bad.

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Being active on social media, I have had hundreds of DMs about this car stacking setup I have made, I have tried to reply to most but I guess I need to run over the detail again. In short, I have a MaxJax car hoist, I bought this because I loved a heap of things about it. Firstly, it is a clear span hoist which means there is nothing above or below the hoist that governs its set distance and nothing trying to push the car over. Secondly, the fasteners are female and sit below the surface once drilled into the concrete so when it’s removed there is nothing sticking up, unlike dynabolts for example. Lastly, the hydraulic unit is portable and 240V so it's as simple as a powerpoint and two lines which are also quick fit dry break units.

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I purchased another set of floor anchors and drilled them into my floor so that one side of the hoist simply spins 180 degrees and the other sits on the opposite side, so this way with 10 bolts in and out I effectively have room for 4 cars in 2 car positions. To lift a car up and off the stands, all I do is move the hoist back to its old position and fit the extensions I made for the hoist pads.


So there you have it, it's actually a pretty simple system but makes for a super universal garage and I couldn’t be happier with it.