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LEVE 12-01-2006 05:22 PM

DIY Ramps
 
I just came across a little idea the I liked; so I'll share. If you're like me and you change your oil on a clay driveway... the metal and plastic ramps can sink into the ground, leaving the vehicle a little let down.

So, for an answer to this problem, click on the graphic:

http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/...amps/ramps.jpg


Modify to suit your needs... the sky's the limit!

Dirt Dog 12-01-2006 08:24 PM

Re: DIY Ramps
 
I use that idea all the time if a jack and stands don't fit the bill very well. I always have wood in the garage. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

jeeperjohn 12-01-2006 08:41 PM

Re: DIY Ramps
 
I had forgot about that trick. I think I would double up the 2x4 stop so it would be a lot tougher to drive over though

Bryan 12-04-2006 12:57 PM

Re: DIY Ramps
 
I built myself a wooden set like that to go under my store bought ones. So now I can actually fit under the Integra.

JimmyZ 12-05-2006 07:34 AM

Re: DIY Ramps
 
Nice design. I think it would be a bit heavy. You could use a hole saw and cut some holes in the lower boards under the overlapping boards. Also over 6' storage starts to get a little rough. Cut in half somewhere and hold together with latches? My wife has a 2000 Pontiac Bonney. I had to modify my steel ramps with 2 x 8 planks of oak I found to extend under front bumper. Just changed front brakes, it is weird to drag out the 2 piece ramps then the bottle jack. That dang car is so low my floor jack will just barely slide under it but I can't move the handle up and down to pump it up. I did make a wooden set for the Jeep. 2 x 4s on their edge, cut angle for ramp surface, sandwiched between 2 x 10s, all thread to hold together. Heavy. I only wrestle tham out when I want the whole Jeep in the air.


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