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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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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:




Modify to suit your needs... the sky's the limit!
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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]
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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
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I built myself a wooden set like that to go under my store bought ones. So now I can actually fit under the Integra.
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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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