Who makes a quality heavy duty adjustable height under hood work table for lifted trucks?

Michael Technician Massachusetts Posted   Latest  

Who makes a quality heavy duty adjustable height under hood work table for lifted trucks? An example of what i am looking for is this: Sunex 8019 Sunex Tools Heavy-Duty Adjustable Work Tables | Summit Racing

The lifted diesel trucks I am working on have 40-inch tall tires and balancing tools under hood is a pain.

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Bill Technician
Saskatchewan
Bill
 

Make your own. They are a simple thing to build and lifted trucks are niche market.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hello Bill Hamilton, Thank you for your feedback.

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Bill Technician
Saskatchewan
Bill
 

Mine just sits outside and rots. Used to work on more lifted trucks. I think it maxes out around 6 ft if memory serves me right.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Thank you, once again did you make your own work table or modified an existing tool to make it taller? The tools I have found thus far go to about 48 inches tall.

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Bill Technician
Saskatchewan
Bill
   

If you asked me, I missed it. I still don't see a reply asking me. I just built it. It is much bigger than anything I could purchase 7 years ago. Likely today too. I had a body shop put boxliner on the edges to keep from scrarching things up.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Thanks Bill. Sorry if I was not that clear. This was your second reply to me and I appreciate the followups.

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Bill Technician
Saskatchewan
Bill
 

No worries. I understand. You meant…. Thank you once again.

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Andrew Mechanic
Michigan
Andrew
 

You could just get one and add a section of steel in the middle. Also, do you have a topside creeper?

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hello Andrew, I have a Nomad manufacturing fold away elevator creeper. The Fold-Away Elevator | Topside Creeper | Nomad Manufacturing (nomadmfg​.​com) It is very nice to use I just need a place to put my tools while working on the the trucks. Loosing a socket and looking for it is a bummer.

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Andrew Mechanic
Michigan
Andrew
 

Yeah it isn’t great for tools. I was just going to recommend it if you didn’t have one already

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hello Andrew Gonyou, Thank you for the feedback.

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Mark Technician
Virginia
Mark
 

I know what you mean I use the one from gearwrench and extendedit

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hello Mark, Who makes the extendedit tool? I cannot find it.

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Mark Technician
Virginia
Mark
 

I just made my own extensions with angle iron

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hi Mark, Thank for the followup info.

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Joel Mechanic
California
Joel
 

I bought the snap on one because I didn't want to wait. It's okay for the most part but tall enough (I'm gonna make a riser for it later) the other thing you need to consider is the bottom width they won't fit around 35 inch tires at the bottom. But you can fit other ways if you make it taller.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hello Joel Bartels, How would you make the riser for your equipment? I plan on using the worktable at the front of the truck.

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Joel Mechanic
California
Joel
 

Weld a 2in shaft in between two ¼ in steel plates. That will be able to bolt in without any problems. The 2in shaft could be as short or as long as you want it. You just need to measure how you want it.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Great idea Joel !!

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Randy Owner/Technician
Florida
Randy
 

I have the one you show from Sunex. It's under a different brand name (bought it through Home Depot), but it is the same. I like mine.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Thank you, Randy Hale for the feedback. Were the bolt holes poorly aligned as some had mentioned in their reviews during assembly?

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Randy Owner/Technician
Florida
Randy
 

I had no problems assembling mine. The two reasons I bought through Home Depot were that they were about $30.00 cheaper, and I had a $100.00 credit from HD. The only thing with the one from Home Depot, it was only available in teal, which looks a little weird in a shop. If I ever see them on sale, I will buy a second one.

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Dan Owner/Technician
Texas
Dan
 

… I take the front tires and wheels OFF and set them down on the ball joints (or close)… brings them right down to belt level… I get to look at the brakes and suspension/steering while I'm there … Dan .

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hi Dan, That is a great idea for lowering the vehicle height. I am working for a vehicle upfitter manufacturer of armored trucks. The tires/wheel assemblies weigh over 300 pounds and I do not want to remove them. I will have to measure the top of the fender height which is very high at about 5-6 feet tall.

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Dan Owner/Technician
Texas
Dan
 

… Another way is with a set of “Wheel Steps”…google that … fits over the tire and provides a nice platform to stand on…quite rugged and safe… I also use “Bumper Steps” that “clip” over the top edge of ‘some’ front bumper designs… I attached “kneeling pads” to these with zip ties and by doing so made them quite nice to use on bumper styles that allow such attachment points. … Dan H. … Hobbs

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Thank you, Dan for the wheel steps idea.

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Dan Owner/Technician
Texas
Dan
 

… I have a PAIR of ‘em , really comes in handy.. so I don’t have to swap just one from side to side … Dan H. … Hobbs.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Thank you, Dan !

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Bernie Mobile Technician
California
Bernie
 

If your interested, there's a system for lifted vehicles. Its's called walkaboutplateforms​.​…m They have accessories, like work tables, that work with their platforms. Looks …ol. And no, I have not used them. I don't work on enough of lifted vehicles for the boss to buy the setup.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael
 

Hello Bernie thanks for the cool gizmo idea. The website is walkaboutplatforms​.​com

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
Michael Resolution
 

I plan on a getting pre made adjustable height table such as the snap on or sunex and make then fabricate an extension piece of tubing to make it taller than stock.

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