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Author: Subject: High lift car ramps - from trailer?
johnH20

posted on 19/2/18 at 06:16 PM Reply With Quote
High lift car ramps - from trailer?

I have been musing of late as I am away from home. Some time ago I built some high ( 350 mm ? ) car ramps but they were so cumbersome to move and store I eventually binned them. I am now thinking this was a mistake as I need to do some work on my MX5 outside and my combination of high lift jack and axle stands is more than a bit inconvenient. So I wondered whether I could build a couple triangular ( in side view ) towers to support my trailer ramps. The towers would be easy to move and store and the trailer ramps have a natural home. I am sure this is not an original idea but from anyone who has done it, or indeed those who have not, any advice would be appreciated.
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posted on 19/2/18 at 07:39 PM Reply With Quote
Like these ?

Paul G

long ramps
long ramps




I also have these

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But I'd like one of these

On my wish list
On my wish list



[Edited on 19/2/18 by 907]





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johnH20

posted on 19/2/18 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
Spot on 907 exactly that! ( First pic ).
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ianhurley20

posted on 19/2/18 at 10:31 PM Reply With Quote
Gosh Paul - I'm jealous - where did you get the first two from - I could use either at the moment?





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posted on 20/2/18 at 01:38 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ianhurley20
Gosh Paul - I'm jealous - where did you get the first two from - I could use either at the moment?







The short answer is that I made both of them. The scissor lifts are my default lift system and will raise to 500mm.
They have had all sorts on them from an E30 BMW to the Lotus 21 in the pic, and naturally my own Suttol & MX5.
Last weeks customers pride & joy was a Variomatic Volvo.


A slightly smaller version of my home made effort is sold as a Motorbike Scissor Lift ( on eBay for £35 ish ) so a set
would be £140 or thereabouts. Rated at 500kg each 4 would lift a car. Comes with chassis props which could be handy.
Pop your axle stands under as well for a belt & braces approach.


Paul G

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 20/2/18 at 01:58 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907
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I also have these

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[Edited on 19/2/18 by 907]

Coukld you post a pic of mechanism?
And Pivot point details?
Thanks in advance.
AA





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posted on 20/2/18 at 08:23 AM Reply With Quote
The pivots are just round bar, and there's an M16 high tensile threaded bar between the top two.


Can't take any better pics at the moment as there's an MX5 race car on them.



Pic from a previous thread. Middle one has its top lifted up to show the thread.








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ianhurley20

posted on 20/2/18 at 09:11 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907


A slightly smaller version of my home made effort is sold as a Motorbike Scissor Lift ( on eBay for £35 ish ) so a set
would be £140 or thereabouts. Rated at 500kg each 4 would lift a car. Comes with chassis props which could be handy.
Pop your axle stands under as well for a belt & braces approach.


Paul G

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Thanks Paul - found item 183039213708 on ebay £33.56 - will do the job well for me





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Angel Acevedo

posted on 20/2/18 at 05:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907
The pivots are just round bar, and there's an M16 high tensile threaded bar between the top two.


Can't take any better pics at the moment as there's an MX5 race car on them.



Pic from a previous thread. Middle one has its top lifted up to show the thread.





Thanks 907





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posted on 20/2/18 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
Owner of the race car called in to inspect.

I will return the car to him in the morning so will take a pic of a stand with the top removed.


Paul G





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posted on 21/2/18 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
As promised, top off.

Paul G

edit to add:-
what looks like 3 washers on the far right is a thrust bearing.

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[Edited on 22/2/18 by 907]





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Angel Acevedo

posted on 22/2/18 at 02:31 AM Reply With Quote
Thank you very much...
Another side project is born...






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