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2007/01/21 18:27:50 (permalink)
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How to dead lift a car

I would like to know, just about how much weight does the rear of a car weigh.

If someone was to try to deadlift (raise) the back of the car what technique would one use?

If anyone has tried it already, was it hard? and how much weight do you deadlift?

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    Trick2Stroke
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 18:36:20 (permalink)
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    That's going to vary greatly from car to car.
     

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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 18:41:58 (permalink)
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    Well, I can speak from experience regarding VW Beetles (the old ones, that is) 

    we got so good at dropping the engine from my old '75 SuperBeetle that we would pull the engine (which is located in the back of the car, for those of you who don't know), set it on the ground, and lift the a$$ end of the car up and over it.

    The 1600cc 4-banger in that thing weighed about 180Lbs, and the empty a$$ end took three of us (scrawny, untrained gearhedz fresh outta high school) to lift, so it couldn't have been more than 750 to 800 Lbs.

    Anyway, like Trick said: it's gonna vary enormously from car to car.



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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 18:44:09 (permalink)
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    I gotta think with the mechanical advantage (the center of gravity being quite a bit closer to the front axle of most cars), would make for an effective weight around 1/3 of the car's total weight or perhaps less. I've seen it done on World's Strongest Man competitions, and they do several reps. Since the world record for deadlift is just over 1000 lbs, I gotta think the effective weight in that circumstance is like 600-700?

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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 18:58:07 (permalink)
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    Sounds about right to me.

    Should be even less for a Jeep, since the only thing of real weight back there is the gas tank   The transaxle isn't that beefy, and the engine does ride right pretty well dead center between the front wheels.



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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 19:07:32 (permalink)
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    Iv always wanted to pick the back end of a car off the ground.. I saw my dad do that with a small truck. 
     
    I think im going to try it with my friends old toyota.  If I can do it ill try to take a video.. Seems to me depending on the leverage you can get on the vehicle and the less it weighs its easier to lift..
     
    I cant squat or deadlift all that much only around the 300's  But From a half way point when i pick up barbells to do my shoulder shrugs it doesnt seem hard at all with 345 - 375.. So I imagine I could probably get 500 - 550lbs up.  We should have StalloneIs#1toMe  try it I bet he could get it.
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 19:37:44 (permalink)
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    Obviously it's going to vary a lot. I wouldn't try it with my car it weights like 3500lbs, so if I can deadlift 355lbs then that's still a long ways off since it's rwd, the center of gravity is better distributed.
     
    I would like to give it a shot with like a geo metro. That thing can't weight anything, it looks like it'd be possible.
     
    One problem I would see is getting a good grip from the back. Seems like that woud be a limiting factor since there's no nice bar to hold on too.
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 19:42:30 (permalink)
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    Right.  Remember that almost all bumpers these days are nothing but a shoddy plastic shell covering a big block of styrene   That would kinda suck if you busted off a big chunk of the body, LOL.

    Maybe rig some towing straps to the rear hooks and wrap them around a bar of some kind?



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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/21 21:24:53 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: veggeep

    Right.  Remember that almost all bumpers these days are nothing but a shoddy plastic shell covering a big block of styrene   That would kinda suck if you busted off a big chunk of the body, LOL.

    Maybe rig some towing straps to the rear hooks and wrap them around a bar of some kind?

     
    Now thats an Ideah!!
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 06:51:55 (permalink)
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    is stallones video up yet?

     

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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 08:54:35 (permalink)
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    hey all!!... no the vid aint up hopfully tuesday or later today now about this car thing that sounds like a fun challange ive got to possibilitys to try this on my grampas old '55 chevy pickup hot rod.....oooooooyahhhh but anyhoo hes got less than 600 pounds on the rear wheels so maybe  and  my moms little 90somthing toyota camery now like veggeep most these cars these day got those horrible bumpers and arent strong but maybeeee
    yalll remeber criss angel ? deadlifting the front of a 3500 pound taxi might of been an illusion but eh

    I used to feel at home around here but not much anymore IDK whats up with my post being deleted im guessing my opinions dont have much room here im moving on
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 09:40:31 (permalink)
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    this is criss angel the car part is in there just wait sorry for the ridiculas music its from youtube not me

    I used to feel at home around here but not much anymore IDK whats up with my post being deleted im guessing my opinions dont have much room here im moving on
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 10:08:07 (permalink)
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    There is a trick to lifting a car by the engion and by the back end... If you fill the car up with weight at one end it counters weight at the end that your lifting...

    If i wanted to lift a firebird from the front end where the engion is Id weigh down the back of the car with 1000lbs or more so that the front would be easier to lift.. its like a teter totter.

    You can tell if the car is weighted by the suspencion when it is dropped.
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 10:37:07 (permalink)
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    Right - a certain amount of athleticism is necessary for some of the tricks magicians like Criss Angel perform, but he's no where near big enough to be picking up cars by the front end without help. The car in the video has at least a two and a half body trunk, most of it behind the rear axle. So he's certainly getting some help as IBendBarbells describes.

    Most magicians will freely admit that they're doing tricks, and what they're doing is fake.* They just won't admit how they're doing them. Usually you don't want to know, because the reality is much less interesting than whatever you imagine.

    * That's not to disparage magicians at all. Even for fake stuff, pulling it off convincingly can require an incredible amount of talent and practice.

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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 11:10:47 (permalink)
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    I think he could lift a small car... Chris Angel is alot stronger then me... I watched him rep 315 x 8 on the flat bench.. Thats all they showed though... I wish I could have seen him deadlift or squat.

    Im pretty sure he is 168lbs 5'8 - 5'9. But around 6% BF.

    Still like you and I both said.. his amazing mind over matter tricks are nothing more then tricks.
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    RE: How to dead lift a car 2007/01/22 12:46:46 (permalink)
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    When people take up parking spaces at my college's apartments, it takes about 11 or 12 drunk guys to move it :)


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