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HOW TO MAKE A SAFE SET OF CAR RAMPS
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Guy's

Here's how to make a super safe set of car ramps on the cheap
6--2x8x8 or 2x10x8
first one on the bottom is 6 feet long.....then each layer or step is 1 foot shorter...use deck screws to screw together..fast cheap & SAFE this is the second set I have made..They work great & you can even back up on them to work on the rear.
       

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They look good and absolutely much safer than the flimsy metal ones! Oh and I love the color of your car!

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac
2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium
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#3
Good idea .I think I will make some this weekend.

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Scott, I believe your design for two ramps can be made out of (5) 2x8x8 boards.

Cut 2 of the boards at 6' to make the bottom 6' and top 2' sections for each ramp.

Cut 2 of the boards at 5' to make each ramps 5' and 3' sections.

Cut 1 of the boards at 4' to make both ramps 4' sections.

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Don65Stang;83336 Wrote:Scott, I believe your design for two ramps can be made out of (5) 2x8x8 boards.

Cut 2 of the boards at 6' to make the bottom 6' and top 2' sections for each ramp.

Cut 2 of the boards at 5' to make each ramps 5' and 3' sections.

Cut 1 of the boards at 4' to make both ramps 4' sections.
Your right Don,
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#6
Great idea, I'm gonna have to make a set, thanks!
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#7
Wow Don that is so cool thumbgoodpost Regards Lars

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#8
I like!

2 questions though, if you don't mind:

Can you push your car up or do you need to drive it up?

I can't tell the thickness of the wood you used. Is it 1 or 2"?

Thanks, this post has been an inspiration ;-)
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Scott,

this is a great idea, fantastic thumbgoodpostThankyouyellow

Could you explain for me as a dumb German what do you understand by "deck screws"? Do mean screws with a flat top which are for wood?

Thank you!

Tim

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timachone;246931 Wrote:Do mean screws with a flat top which are for wood?
Thank you!
You got it !
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Grip-Rite-8-x.../100173447

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