Yep... give me a couple days. My garage is torn apart right now from installing cabinets, workbench, new garage door, etc. I will get things to the point where I can get some good pictures.
The nice thing about this lift with the Elise/Exige is that it distributes the load over a large/long area. The lift ends up supporting at jacking/lift points C, B, A and really everywhere in between. The most important thing though is making sure you have proper support at point C. Anything further forward of C and you risk having the car flip backward off the lift. Now to use C, you have to remove the engine panel to support directly against the sheer panel or install supports between the engine panel and the sheer panel and lift against the engine panel at that location. You can either make these supports or buy them. Here are two versions of the "pucks" that go between the engine and sheer panels:
This one bolts to the engine panel: click here
This one attaches to the sheer panel: click here
Michael Sands (sandsmuseum) has a great picture on his site showing the location of jack/lift point C: click here
Of course to change oil and do other things in the lower part of the engine bay, you have to remove the engine panel before lifting. But for doing wheel, suspension, brake work, exhaust and the like, you would not need to remove the engine panel if you had pucks or something similar installed. You could also install a removable access panel in the engine panel for oil changes.
Rubber strips, squares, sheet or the like would be good for use between the platform and the underside of the car to distribute the load and protect both surfaces. Something like this from Grainger : click here
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Last edited by Baysailor; 04-20-2012 at 09:21 PM.