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    Hi!
    I finished ramps
    I decided to change them adding 30 more flat surface, not for real use, only for ease of loading during climb.
    I made also some small wheel stop chocks 45 degree and put some more rungs as adviced by Frank s, thanks for advice! Now the car climbs better
    I Have to search a good software for making plans, original papers as usual here at the ending of work are destroyed by use and not so nice to see
    I Painted with anti-rust grey varnish, not a great job but for my use is enough!
    ps: I have to give the second paint to chonk

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    Project is finished, I post a rough drawing if someone want to replicate the ramp

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    Looks like you did a really great job of fabrication If you can find an old bias ply non steel belted tire cut a couple of strips from the tread then bolt them to the bottom of your chocks this will help to make them non skid on smooth hard surfaces, doing this on the ramps will also make them safer especially when rolling the non powered wheels up the ramps.
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    Thank you for the advice Frank!
    I have to find this tyre! I tried with a thin rubber plate but it's not effective, I used bed linen (whiten use) and it's good on porhpyry flooring, but not practical. I will follow your advice!

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    You can also watch along the roadways, Tires come apart all the time losing the tread tread portion without the steel belts. Obviously Lorrie tires would be too thick but the tires from smaller cars or caravans would do nicely/ or even just cut up a bicycle tire the aggressive mountain bike tires are not only wider but thick enough as well .Here in the USA many of the smaller trailer tires are still non steel. The last time I was in Italy was back in 2011 and those type tires were still in general use there as well at the time.
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    Car ramps finished


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