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    DIY! Inexpensive Ramp

    Hi guys... I think this can be helpful for others planning to a buy an expensive ramp like me. So i found a site and not sure if im allowed to share this here but will definitely build one for me

    Kindly delete if not allowed.

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    http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...car-ramps.html


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    Very cool!

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    Just goes to show even something around forever can be improved upon.
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    Here are some extreme wooden ramps. I remember seeing these 15+ years ago on a Mustang forum...

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    Very nice! If it were me, I'd make the ramps a little longer, and for the piece to stop you from driving too far, I would put it on top and screw it down from the top, rather than into the back. The way that ramp is, your tire hitting the piece of wood screwed like that, could have some decent leverage and either break screws or rip them out of the back, causing you to over-drive the ramp.

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    @wellswebdesign - yep, i thought of that as well. It seems that its not safe if you only screw a bit of that wood from the top. Instead, make it from the bottom to the top is much safer.

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    I made a couple ramps from a beam I removed from my house. I cut it into 4 lengths and screwed them together. They work well. 4' long x 11.25 " tall x 11 7/8" wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    I made a couple ramps from a beam I removed from my house. I cut it into 4 lengths and screwed them together. They work well. 4' long x 11.25 " tall x 11 7/8" wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellswebdesign View Post
    I'd make the ramps a little longer, and for the piece to stop you from driving too far, I would put it on top and screw it down from the top, rather than into the back. The way that ramp is, your tire hitting the piece of wood screwed like that, could have some decent leverage and either break screws or rip them out of the back, causing you to over-drive the ramp.
    Agreed! Don't ask me how I know! (I didn't quite drive off the end.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Agreed! Don't ask me how I know! (I didn't quite drive off the end.)
    I've got Rhino ramps, and it's not hard to hit the end. I probably do it every time I go up on my ramps. There's so much resistance getting up the ramps that once you hit the level part, it's a split second from being level to being at the bump stop at the end of the ramp.


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