In Reply to: Re: Will this work for lifting the lift cover? posted by Tim Daley(MI) on March 03, 2019 at 05:43:11:
I should apologise here. You are right, I don't know Rachel and don't know how hard she works. I made an ass out of u and me as the old adage goes. My point was that Rachel appears to not be that strong yet she was able to handle working on the lift cover. I didn't use the proper words and I was wrong. Actually, I am very impressed with Rachel because not too many women are interested in mechanical work. And you don't have to be strong although it does help. Last year I swapped out the auto transaxle in my Buick. That transaxle is some 235 lbs, maybe more. I couldn't lift it of course. However, I removed the old and inserted the replacement on my own. Using a floor jack, I lifted one end of the trans leaving a lot of the weight on the floor, then drag the trans into place on the jack.
When I was twenty, I took a job in construction. There was no lifts for me to use. I was required to put asphalt shingles on a roof. I would lift the bundle, throw it over my shoulder, and then climb a ladder with one hand. However, I am not twenty any more and I have damage to the nerve in my left arm.
I didn't mean any disrespect towards Rachel. Next time you see Rachel, tell her that she is an impressive young woman and should be proud of herself.