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Proof positive, I really DO overbuild everything I make...

A while back I had asked about what I could build with 2 by -- cutoffs I had. I think GeorgeC commented that I should look at what I needed, and go from there. Well, I had a need for car ramps, and I had a decent supply of 2 by 12 cutoffs. I'm thinking they better rot before I get to retirement age
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Cool idea. Keep em out of the weather and they'll last great.
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Over building things isn't always a good thing. In this case, it is. They look good. I'm sure they will last and be plenty strong enough.
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Hate to be a dissenter, but I think this is a bad idea. Manufactured ramps (at least the good ones) have a dip at the top which holds the tire and reduces the chances of a forward or backward roll. I think that dip is important. At the very least please chock the rear tires on the front AND rear.
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Hate to be a dissenter, but I think this is a bad idea. Manufactured ramps (at least the good ones) have a dip at the top which holds the tire and reduces the chances of a forward or backward roll. I think that dip is important. At the very least please chock the rear tires on the front AND rear.
I do. My Father In Law is worried that they'll flip up. At 85 lbs each, I just don't see that happening. But, I do keep a close eye on things at all times just to be safe. No repair is ever worth rushing.

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Hate to be a dissenter, but I think this is a bad idea. Manufactured ramps (at least the good ones) have a dip at the top which holds the tire and reduces the chances of a forward or backward roll. I think that dip is important. At the very least please chock the rear tires on the front AND rear.
I was thinking the same thing. Its well built, i've seen them built before, but you should have a stop at least on the end so you don't roll over forward. And maybe have a way to install a chock behind the wheel? Maybe drill holes from the top behind the wheel. Then you can slip in a block with metal rods as dowels, does that make sense?


But at the least I would put in that forward stop and make sure you chock the rear wheels
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Now that is using the old noodle!!

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Why not pop a 2x4 scrap on the top as a stop? Problem solved.

Hope you bought a back support belt...they look dreadful to move.
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