so, i had a family member recetnly chose to close his auto repair shop and he gave me a 9,000 lb 4 post lift for free. thing has a 18'x10' foot print. and lifts 6'. i have a 22'x30' shop w/ a 16' door on one side but only a 8.5' clearance inside. if i set up this lift infront of my door i can modafy only 1 rafter to clear car's as they go up and down. but..... i wont be able to pull any other cars into the shop other than parking under a car on the lift. im at a loss, should i remove my 16' door and put in 2 single car size doors and rework part of the shop so i can have a way to park cars in the other part of the space. i own a lot of small cars, vw's and such. so i can rightnow pack about 6 cars into this shop. id like to be able to get 4-5 of them in there w/ the lift in place.im about 100% baffled. i had a neighbor tell me that i should poor a new slab next to the shop and put the lift under a car port. that seems easy but not cheap and i end up out side. being that i live in CO and its not so hot here most the year this wouldnt make life too much fun. i dont realy have any cash to toss at redoing my house/shop but.... i think a bit of pain now will be more than worth it to have a lift down the road.