A common problem with El Caminos (especially 1973-1977) is that the bed is sloped slightly towards the front. This means that rain water collects at the front of the bed, and tends to cause water leaks inside the car's interior. One solution is to always park on a slope (like a driveway) or on car ramps, but this isn't always possible or convenient.
This instructable will show you how to create a pair of low-profile ramps that can be kept in the bed of your El Camino or pickup truck. These ramps don’t take up much room, and can be used whenever and wherever you need.
2-1/2 drywall screws
Step 1: Cut the lumber
Place 5 boards side by side to mark and cut a top board.
Step 2: Assemble
Place the board with the holes next to another board, and fasten together with the 2-1/2" drywall screws, using a cordless driver. Repeat this process until you have 5 boards fastened together.
Add the top board in the same manner.
Step 3: Using your ramps
When needed, simply place the ramps directly in front of the front wheels, and carefully drive up on the ramps.
The bed should now be slanted towards the rear to allow the rainwater to drain out the back.
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