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Posted November 04, 2011 - 02:53 PM

Those are some very nice ramps Ray, can't wait to see what they look like lowered when the trailer is at ride height. I do have just one question though. :D
How do you plan to compensate for the drag that those ramps will cause?

Also, how heavy are those ramps to lift?
Mine trailer ramps are the heaviest they can be for me to lift.
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 03:34 PM

Those ramps are looking great.
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 05:22 PM

Looks like you kinda build things like I do. Start with something, grab from here and there, look in the scrap bin and if all else fails go to the steel yard. Between your resourcefulness, tools, and skill, you turn out some really nice work.

Looking Great. Looks like it will work well.
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 05:52 PM

Very nice work as always Ray! Like Duck said, as I read through your posts, I come up with things that might be troublesome to you, but before I get to the end, you've not only thought about them, but have solved them! I love to read through you build posts and see all the ingenious solutions you'll come up with!
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 05:53 PM

Great job !! Looks like it should HAUL anything that you can put on it.
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 05:56 PM

Those are some very nice ramps Ray, can't wait to see what they look like lowered when the trailer is at ride height. I do have just one question though. :D
How do you plan to compensate for the drag that those ramps will cause?

Also, how heavy are those ramps to lift?

The forklift itself will brake the wind but with the trailer empty, the ramps will just have to sit back there and drag the air around.

The ramps aren't near as heavy as they look.
I can lift each ramp with just one hand.

Here's a shot from the side with the ramps down.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 06:03 PM

Ray, that is a good looking set of ramps, and the angle looks great. My ramps are 5 foot long, and heavy as I can drive a GT with the mower deck half down onto it lol. All it requires is raising the front of the trailer with the jack about an extra 2 inches. Great fab work Ray.
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Posted November 05, 2011 - 04:10 PM

These are the arms that will hold the ramps in the up position for traveling.
They are made out of the bar from a weight lifting set.

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The mounting bracket for the arm is made from a section of angle iron and is bolted to the top of the fender.

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The arm fastens to the bracket with a 1/2 inch bolt that is threaded thru the side of the angle iron and has a lock nut on the outside.

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When the ramps are down, the arm can rotate forward and lay on top of the fender so it's out of the way.

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there is a tab on the inside of the bracket that keeps the arm from sliding past the edge of the fender.

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Holes were drilled into the underside of the ramp to accept a 1-1/8 diameter steel rod.

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the rod is welded to the underside of the ramp and the arm slips over it to hold the ramp in place.
A snap pin keeps the arm from slipping off the rod.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 04:31 PM

Now that is slick! :thumbs:
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Posted November 05, 2011 - 05:05 PM

Ray, once again I'm in awe of the craftsmanship in your work. Great job on you trailer!
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Posted November 05, 2011 - 05:10 PM

Looks great Ray, definitely overkill though, so you shouldn't have any troubles with it. :D
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Posted November 05, 2011 - 07:15 PM

Ray sure is going to be NICE with paint.
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Posted November 06, 2011 - 11:09 AM

Ray,you think of everything. Those little tabs on the ramp support arm brackets was a great idea.
It's the little things just like that, that make your builds so great.
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Posted November 06, 2011 - 12:14 PM

Ray,you think of everything.

I wish ...
Now that the ramp is all built, I'm wondering why I didn't drill some 2 or 3 inch diameter air holes in the flat metal before I welded the traction panels on ?????
That would have reduced some of the drag that this is going to have.
I'm trying to come up with a way to still do something about that.

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Posted November 06, 2011 - 02:10 PM

Drill from the back side. That should work okay. I lovin every update you post.
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