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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:52 PM

I needed a building to put my tractors in so my garage and work shed both can get some extra room, so I found a lightly used repo from one of those rent to own companies and got it really cheap, but no ramp. So I did some measuring and cut. 4' 2x10 diagonally for the stringers and screwed 8 2x6 x 5' to them. Easiest ramp I ever built and very strong. image.jpeg image.jpeg
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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:54 PM

The bunny rabbit in the bag is going in the middle for decoration. LOL

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Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:01 PM

Nice ramp! Not sure about the bunny, though!


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:21 PM

Ramp looks good but I bet that bunny would be chewy cooked up.


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:25 PM


If you set your saw at a 45 degree angle and rip the edge off where it meets the ground you have less chance of getting hung up and splintering the wood. Just a thought.

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Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:45 PM

What is the deal with that rent to own anyway ?


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 10:56 PM

There is a rent to own place near me, I browsed their shed a few times, nice but way over priced, about $5000 for a 10X20, can buy one from the Amish for $2000-$3000 and finance through my credit union and still be cheaper, could also buy used or build my own with sawmill lumber a lot cheaper.



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:33 AM

If you set your saw at a 45 degree angle and rip the edge off where it meets the ground you have less chance of getting hung up and splintering the wood. Just a thought.

Don

Mine is going into white stone so it'll be nearly flush, that's a good idea you have!



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:37 AM

What is the deal with that rent to own anyway ?

Around here all the shed sellers offer it, buildings are the normal price, but the financing is out of sight. What makes it attractive to some is very low down payment and no credit check. I just bought mine for the repo price. So I have about $2500 in a high wall Dutch style 10'x20', with shelves and hangers and 110v wiring already done.


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:46 AM

I stole a 12X20 for $400!


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 09:10 AM

Around here all the shed sellers offer it, buildings are the normal price, but the financing is out of sight. What makes it attractive to some is very low down payment and no credit check. I just bought mine for the repo price. So I have about $2500 in a high wall Dutch style 10'x20', with shelves and hangers and 110v wiring already done.

I gotcha , I did not get the meaning of (rent to own) high interest rate, I guess they make out doing that with the repos and a few payments from the errant owners.


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 07:55 PM

I stole a 12X20 for $400!



Yes you did!

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:05 PM

I gotcha , I did not get the meaning of (rent to own) high interest rate, I guess they make out doing that with the repos and a few payments from the errant owners.

A friend of mine owns a buy here pay here car lot. Pretty much the same concept. Payments are high but everyone is approved. He sells cheap cars. Worth 2k to 4k but by the end you pay three times that. Then one 30 day late payment out comes the repo tow truck. Then he resells the car. He told me he had a caviler that he sold 14 times. He said he made a ton of money off that car. People pay 500 to a 1000 worth of payments. Miss a payment he towed it, then resold it again after the paper work was done. Rinse and repeat.

We cheaped out on dad's ramp for his shed. He didn't want a ramp always out. We used a piece of 3/4" ply wood and 3 hinges. That was 20 years ago. Never broke. Same piece of wood and hinges still in place.

The only problem with it is if you get too much in there the ramp won't fold down flat you just lean it against the tractor then shut the doors.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:05 PM

My building is clean as new almost, the guy got it, installed wiring, shelving and hangers all over, then made 2 payments and got it repo'ed after 3-4 months. All I have to do is put lights in, he took those. I modified the doors today so my 4041PowerMax utility tractor with loader will go in, the doors were only 70" clearance inside the frames, so I cut straight up through the door frame and across the top, removed it, split it, attached to the doors so it opens with the door, then ran an extra 2x4 across the top of the old header for extra strength,and installed my 20 minute ramp, works great. I now have 75" clearance and with the doors closed, it looks just like it did.

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