I have about fifteen feet of two stranded wire coming from the switch embedded in the ramp on the driver's side of the car. It is enough to come th...
My car is too low for steel auto ramps. The cowling under the bumper touches the ramps before the wheels do. I made my own ramps from 2 x 8 lumber.
Step 1: Determine the dimensions
I needed to know the angle of the ramps' incline and the length of the incline. I used a block and a piece of 1 x 6 lumber. The 1 x 6 clears the cowling under the front bumper with a little to spare. My old ramps were 8 1/4 inches high where the wheel rested. I would like to duplicate that on these ramps. The base of the incline needs to be about 30 inches long (yellow tape measure).
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