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speedyxjs

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:29 AM Reply With Quote
Car ramps - Plans?

Does anyone know where i might get some plans for some car ramps like these:



They would need to be able to hold my 2 ton Jag.

Thanks

[Edited on 24-7-08 by speedyxjs]





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Mr Whippy

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:34 AM Reply With Quote
you want plans....for that?






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speedyxjs

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:36 AM Reply With Quote
I want to make sure they are capable of holding my car without collapsing.
I could copy the image easily but wouldnt want to miss something out and be under it when it gives way





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aerosam

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
Just make sure your welding is up to sctratch, and put something else under the car (axle stand/spare wheel etc) as a safety to catch the car should the ramp give way.

Why not pop down to halfrauds and have a look at their ramps, see how they are put together, and if your still not confident - just buy a set.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:46 AM Reply With Quote
personally I'd simply buy some from Halfords and weld on a bit more diagonal bracing as that’s what they normally lack especially at the back, then it will be more than happy with the weight, saying that I’ve sat my Landys on them in the past when doing welding and they’ve never buckled.






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britishtrident

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:51 AM Reply With Quote
Roughly 35 quid from Halfords --- buy them and a couple of wheel chocks.

When working on heavy cars you need decent lifting kit.

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82 Locost

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:53 AM Reply With Quote
For a 2 ton Jag each ramp would need to be able to hold around 700 kgs (engine at front, worst case).

I'd buy some and strengthen them if required and save your welding efforts for the Jag

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speedyxjs

posted on 24/7/08 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
I was going to buy some but i have LOADS of steel left in the garage and was going to use some of that up.
Might have to think of something else to use it on





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fatfranky

posted on 24/7/08 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Don't have any plans to speak of but saw these on e bay recently and saved the picture.

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The problem with modern cars and car ramps is that the bottom of the bumper seems to hit the ramps before the wheel is on the ramp, and can sometimes push the ramp out of the way. yes I know you can wrap carpet round the bottom rung to prevent this!

I thought that these were a good idea because they can be elevated once the car is on to combat the above problem and also for those awkward jobs, gear box removal, welding sills etc.

The lifting screw thread could be substituted for a bottle or scissor jack with a safety strut to prevent collapse

Any thoughts/suggestions

[Edited on 24/7/08 by fatfranky]

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speedyxjs

posted on 24/7/08 at 08:43 AM Reply With Quote
^^^
cor i like them
Do you know where you saw them?

ps 3000th post





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fatfranky

posted on 24/7/08 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
Yes Ebay

I'm sure that the seller was the manufacturer and based in Lancashire, but does not seem to have any currently listed...................... But!!

These are currently listed , look like secondhand version of same thing.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UESD-EASYLIFT-HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE-CAR-JACK-RAMPS_W0QQitemZ320276868998QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320276868998&_trksid=p3286.m14.l 1318

I think that it should be compulsory if you buy them to post the dimensions, materials etc. for discussion.

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Frank

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speedyxjs

posted on 24/7/08 at 08:52 AM Reply With Quote
Im watching it so il see what the price is this time tomorrow





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thunderace

posted on 24/7/08 at 09:37 AM Reply With Quote
here is the best and cheapest way dig a pit in the garage floor very cheep and a lot safer than any ramps will cost you about £30 max ,it only needs to be 5 feet long you can turn the car round .
very simple very cheep.
make sure you line it with polythene before you concrete it .
and at grond level make a lip so when you cover it say with 19mm ply its flush.
you can also cut a 200mm silt 5 feet long both sides to put strip lights in.

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speedyxjs

posted on 24/7/08 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
Id love to but id never get the Jag in our garage its really small. I cant bearly build a car in there





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