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Petty’s Garage Has New Equipment for “The King”

RichardPettyfavorites0005They call him “The King”. He’s a legend. A champion NASCAR driver for his record setting Daytona 500 and NASCAR championship wins. Richard Petty IS NASCAR. He began racing in 1958. In all, Petty accumulated 200 victories, and seven Cup championships, before retiring in 1992. He started more races, won more races, and made more money than any stock-car driver in history. I don’t have to tell you how amazing his career is.

 

Now, Petty’s name is on a high-performance speed shop in his hometown of Level Cross, NC. Petty’s Garage modifies all sorts of cars, focusing on Mustangs and Jeep Wranglers; through a deal they have with Ford. The engines are louder, the paint job is sleeker and the rims are off the chain. These cars are sweet. What’s even more interesting to us is to see the guys in the shop modifying these cars. How they do it, what equipment they use and the process.

When Petty’s Garage started to modify a lot of cars at once, they found a need for some equipment upgrades in their shop. Standard Tools and Equipment Co., based just 20 minutes apart, had everything they needed.

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We are so excited to announce that Standard Tools and Equipment has partnered with Petty’s Garage to offer some of the best equipment on the market for their needs. So, what are they using in their shop? This video will give you a sneak peek inside their speed shop, with The King himself.

Over the years we have had customers from all industries and fame-levels. Here in North Carolina, Richard Petty, is the ultimate local icon. It was such an exciting experience to provide ‘The KING’ with equipment to do what he does best, modify cars.

Petty’s Garage has a custom sanding and prep booth and a side-downdraft paint booth for that custom petty paint job. There is a Sure-Cure air makeup unit attached to the paint booth for easy temperature control and quick cures. After all, they have a lot of cars to do and don’t have time to wait for it to dry.

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Four Eagle Equipment 2-post Lifts sit in Petty’s Garage. Two are our 10,000 lbs. certified lift and two are the Eagle MTP-11V3, 11,000 lbs. symmetric lift, setup tall. petty-cars1.jpg

Down the road, still in Level Cross, sits a storage building with eight storage lifts from Eagle Equipment that house racecars from the past. Cars once driven by Richard, Kyle and even Adam. See photos of those lifts on our blog.

We also have some tire equipment and our alignment system over at Petty’s Garage. After all, once they put those big tires on the Jeeps, they need to make sure they go straight.

At Standard Tools, we believe that with the right equipment, you can be the King of your garage. We want to assist you in selecting the equipment that will not only fit your needs, but also be there when you business grows and changes. Give us a call at 800.336.2776.

Richard Petty is sport’s most enduring and perhaps endearing figure. Both Petty’s Garage and Standard Tools’ are trusted and established brands in our perspective industries. Petty is an icon in the racing world, but moreover, he is known as a man who is passionate about what he does, works hard and is a perfectionist about his work. That’s someone that we’re proud to have as an advocate for our brand.

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It’s an Eagle Lift …. or is it?

Each and every day, we spend a great deal of time on our competitor’s lifts. Yes, you read that right. We get several calls a day from folks looking for parts and support on a car lift they have. They assume it’s an Eagle. They know Eagle; we have been around so long (since 1954) the name is practically synonymous with automotive lifts. The way every soft drink is a Coke. It can also be that they can’t find any help elsewhere, and they think that if they tell us they have an Eagle lift, we can help them. They assume all lift parts are pretty much the same. But Coke isn’t Pepsi, and Chevy isn’t Ford.

There seems to be an assumption that there is only one model of Eagle lift. The one the customer is calling about. No model number, no serial number; just: “I have an Eagle lift”. It’ like walking into an automotive parts house and telling them you have a Chevy you want some parts for; but you don’t know the make, model or year. Or telling them you have a Pontiac, when you actually have a Toyota; and expecting to get the right part. We regret that people get upset, or frustrated, with us for a lift we never built, bought or sold. There are several things add to their confusion:

1] Some less-than-reputable people sell their lifts as Eagle product, because they cannot support it. So they download our manuals, or put a sticker with our name on it. Yet, when we try to find any record of this purchase, nothing comes up. Only after much time and effort do we usually discover the product was never an Eagle Lift.

2] Sometimes people have more than one brand of lift in their shop, and if they look similar enough, it’s assumed the parts are interchangeable.

3] General designations which tend to be used throughout the industry, such as Models “TPO-9A” or the like. This abbreviation stands for “Two-Post Overhead 9,000lbs. Asymmetric”; and more than a few manufacturers have used it, based on the original Eagle lift model.

Here are a couple examples of “TPO-9” lifts that we never made or sold by Eagle:

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Here are some REAL EAGLE LIFTS:

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Labonte 1So … do you have an Eagle? To make sure you buy the brand that is sold and supported by Eagle Equipment in Greensboro, North Carolina, buy it directly from us! www.eagleequip.com.

How To Decide If You Are Buying The Right Lift!

Before you purchase a new lift, there are a few questions that will need to be answered. Ask yourself these crucial questions to figure out which automotive lift may be the best fit for you and your garage.

How tall is your ceiling?
While measuring your garage or shop, take into account obstructions such as garage door openers, door tracks, attic staircases, etc… Continue reading How To Decide If You Are Buying The Right Lift!

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