To be honest I haven't actually looked yet in shops etc, but thought I'd ask here.
Does anyone know where one would purchase (Yes buy, bot just cruise to PaP :p ) an aftermarket scissor jack, more specifically one that at LEAST go as low as your general Civic/Integra one, and hopefully go higher and be a bit more 'sturdy'.
You might ask "Why not just buy a trolley jack?" Well, I've found it fairly annoying when working in the garage without having a $600 jack just casually hanging round to lift the entire car up to say, bleed the brakes, or change the wheels quickly especially when you jack the back up for the tow hook (This time with a friends trolley jack) and it cant go high enough to get axle stands under there, then you have to get blocks out (Real safe) and jack it up more, then once you've got the back done, you go to the front rad support and its about 3cm off the ground as the car's now leaning forward.
So you might be able to tell me wrong here but I'll explain my madness just once. Buy 4 beefy scissor jacks that can hold a decent weight, weld some larger plate on the bottom to make them more sturdy, perhaps add some rubber grips too. Then on the spinning part of the scissor jack where you'd usually put a stupid screw river or scissor jack tool thing in, you weld half a 17mm bolt (I have done this on the standard one in my car and it works flawlessly) to the end. Then the world opens up and you can now use a ratchet spanner, socket set, air tools or electric drill to winde that puppy up. So once you have those and a set of right tools you could have you car up in the air in minutes without blocks of wood and hopefully for a really reasonable price (Not to mention lighter than a massive steel hydrolic trolley jack!)
Am I being silly? Or is this potentially a reasonable idea?