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    So I've read many of the threads about ramp building and I think i am going to try to build one soon. I'm about to put cabinets up in the garage and tear down all the old shelves, which consists of a bunch of 2x4's. Most of the posts I've read said to use 2x6's. Do you think 2x4's will hold up.. or should I put more of cross beams (ribs) into it to support the ramp deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockTheGeek
    So I've read many of the threads about ramp building and I think i am going to try to build one soon. I'm about to put cabinets up in the garage and tear down all the old shelves, which consists of a bunch of 2x4's. Most of the posts I've read said to use 2x6's. Do you think 2x4's will hold up.. or should I put more of cross beams (ribs) into it to support the ramp deck.
    with a sturdy design 2x4's should be plenty, its bed time

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    i never use 2x6's on my ramps........ they are too heavy to carry......

    arrange your 2x'4 perpendicular to the ramp surface using the same center to center distance and they will be stiffer......
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    Looks like WCH's pic says it all; seems like 2x4s seems to be the way too go, WCH's looks like it is pretty light and sturdy.
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    But how can you fix it to the ground?

    BTW is it an old pic? Coz your Foes ZigZag is black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfire
    .............BTW is it an old pic? Coz your Foes ZigZag is black............
    yup, last summer.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    ..... using the same center to center distance and they will be stiffer......
    cool.. thanks.. I understand whats going on in the pic but what do u mean by using same center to center distance or what is center to center refering to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockTheGeek
    cool.. thanks.. I understand whats going on in the pic but what do u mean by using same center to center distance or what is center to center refering to?
    center to center = center (of 2x4) to center (of 2x4)

    space them the same distance apart, just orient them perpendicular instead of flat...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    center to center = center (of 2x4) to center (of 2x4)

    space them the same distance apart, just orient them perpendicular instead of flat...

    gotcha... thanks a bunch.. hopefully i get to tear downt he garage sometime soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfire
    But how can you fix it to the ground?

    BTW is it an old pic? Coz your Foes ZigZag is black

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    Usually unless you are putting on something slick like flat dead grass you can usually dig it into the ground pretty well. Or you could probably prop it against something since ( I dont know about you) I usually put it somewhere where I'm trying to jump over something and is pretty solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH'er16
    Usually unless you are putting on something slick like flat dead grass you can usually dig it into the ground pretty well. Or you could probably prop it against something since ( I dont know about you) I usually put it somewhere where I'm trying to jump over something and is pretty solid.
    it only moves if you try to stop on it......
    we never had a problem on any surfaces(grass, hardpack, concrete or asphalt)


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