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Re: engineering question

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01-09-2013 14:37:47

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Thanks for all the help and advise. These ramps that I bought on the sale were homemade. He had both a 4-wheeler and a skid loader and I wasn't sure what he used the ramps for. I wanted to use these ramps for changing oil in the cars, as the ramps I have now are too short and the front of the car drags before the front wheel goes up the ramp. From the advise you have given me I'll just look for or make some different ramps. Thanks again for the help.

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01-09-2013 21:08:24

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 Re: engineering question in reply to WFE2-70 NWIA, 01-09-2013 14:37:47  
For changing oil on a low car, my dad cut some 2x8's with a 45 degree bevel on either end (basically made a long narrow parallelogram as viewed from the side) He had one set about 2 feet long, and one set about 30" long. When stacked, this allowed the front of the car to raise about 3" before the front bumper got to the main ramps, and let the bumper clear with ease, even on my sister's Mitsubishi Eclipse. Just an idea..

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01-09-2013 15:57:41

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 Re: engineering question in reply to WFE2-70 NWIA, 01-09-2013 14:37:47  
What do you think about building a set of ramps like came on my flatbed trailer?

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