In order to build a repo wheel lift, you will need the following supplies:
- A hard, level surface.
- Plywood boards.
- Construction adhesive.
- Angle brackets.
- Two 2x4s.
- Three 3/4″ galvanized pipe straps with two eyes each.
- One 2×2 “L” bracket).
- Galvanized pipes or conduit with a diameter of around 3/4″).
- Several sheets of sandpaper.
- Four 3/4″ bolts, nuts, and washers.
- Wood screws.
- Two dozen 2″ wood screws.
The first step in building your repo lift is to level out your surfaces.
In order for the lift to be sturdy, it needs to have a complete range of motion from all angles. However, you also want your lift to be as compact as possible.
A good way to accomplish both requirements is to build a triangular base similar to that of a pyramid or children’s’ blocks.
Once you have your surface leveled, begin building the lift! A wheel lift is made of two sets of L-shaped brackets with a 2×4 on each side. The brackets are held together by bolts and nuts.
The wheel lift can be built in any size you want. Some lifters have only one wheel while others feature four wheels on a single corner.
However, the most common wheel lift is one with two wheels (although some lifters use four).
The easiest way to make sure you are building your repo lift correctly is to study pictures of other lifters.
A good way to extend the life of your lifts is to sand them down every now and then. If left untreated, rust will eventually eat away at the metal on your lift and reduce its capacity.
Once you have a repo lift built, make sure to keep it safe by shimming up any wobbly parts with plywood boards.
It’s also a good idea to store your repo lifts in a garage or shed when they aren’t being used – this way, you can avoid losing your lift to exposure.
Just remember that you must always use care when operating your repo lift. Repo lifts are dangerous pieces of equipment and if used incorrectly, they could result in injury or damage to surrounding property.
So this is how you can build a repo wheel lift.