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 Post subject: Sliding car ramps
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:23 am 
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I have a pair of car ramps that are always slipping out when attempting to drive on or off. In the past I have put 4x2 timber in front to chock them against a wall but in my curent place the is nothing to block them up to. Does anyone have any tricks to prevent them sliding?

I have tried rubber car mats, and old carpet etc to try to stop them slipping but not successfully. I am considering fixing some studs in the ground and drilling a hole in the bottom flange of the ramps to sit over the studs. That would be fine until I want to drive up a car with a different track, the ground studs would then be in the wrong place.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:44 am 
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I've seen ramp extensions (or make your own). These do tend to mean less likelihood of slippage as it's a bit easier to get on the ramps and of course once the vehicle weight is on them they aren't really going anywhere. If you look at the Machine Mart catalogue online you'll see what I mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:11 am 
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I had a pair and got rid of them without trying a bodge ](*,)

The next day it occured to me to tie a rope slightly longer then the
car wheelbase, so as to have the car keep it in place, or attach long
planks to do the same job.

Never tried, not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
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Spill so much oil on your drive that the tarmac goes soft, then the ramps will sink in a bit :P

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Hi Karlos,
You were nearly there...... Screw the 4x2 to the ground then you can move the ramps around for different track :D I used 2 anchor bolts so they are easy to remove :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Hi Karlos,
You were nearly there...... Screw the 4x2 to the ground then you can move the ramps around for different track :D I used 2 anchor bolts so they are easy to remove :D

Cheers,
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That's what I have done, too!

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:36 pm 
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I went with the simple rope plan too. it works a treat.


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I went with the simple rope plan too. it works a treat.
Likewise, but with 2" webbing load straps

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
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Hi Karlos,
You were nearly there...... Screw the 4x2 to the ground then you can move the ramps around for different track :D I used 2 anchor bolts so they are easy to remove :D

Cheers,
Tony.
Nice one! I don't know why I didn't think of that, I was thinking of anchor bolts too, that way I can have the 4x2 in place for when I need it and remove it when I need the access for lawnmower/wheel barrow etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
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Spill so much oil on your drive that the tarmac goes soft, then the ramps will sink in a bit :P
ATF is much better for that :lol: guaranteed to ruin any tarmac.

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Spill so much oil on your drive that the tarmac goes soft, then the ramps will sink in a bit :P
ATF is much better for that :lol: guaranteed to ruin any tarmac.
I take it you guy's have never spilled a load of unleaded :( :(

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
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I found that a small diesel leak over a few months is amazing stuff for dissolving tarmac... :oops:

I've got my dads car ramps, complete with the old stair carpet from 1979 attached for grip.

Need to make a set of these awesome ramps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-tOi48FsoU

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
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I remember spilling oil on my new block paved drive, it was inevitable. It did clean up OK after some hefty scrubbing. Not long afterwards I bought my current MX5 which came with a crankshaft front seal leak, made a right mess. Over time the stain faded but was never the same.

When changing oil I now use a large dog crate liner which is a great big plastic tray. Works perfectly being large enough to cover a decent area as well as holding the drain can.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
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Best thing I found for cleaning oil off block paving is biological washing powder.
Dampen the area, sprinkle on washing powder. Let it eat away for a while and then scrub with a course scrubbing brush and rinse.

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 Post subject: Re: Sliding car ramps
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 am 
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Ramp extensions !It's easier to get on the ramps and of course once the vehicle weight is on them they aren't going anywhere.


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