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    Black humour??

    Have a look at this car that has been offered for sale in Redcliffe in bayside Brisbane. eek! deal
    Look at the sign in the background; could anyone imagine what it would be like going from Froggy to Throwaway as far as driving dynamics goes???
    Perhaps a dealer with a black sense of humour?? cry cry

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    After I posted this & it came up as a bigger pic than before, I noticed the stand it's up on.

    A few of us have mentioned in the past how we'd like to get (particularly Cits) the ability to raise the entire car to be able to get better underbody access....doesn't that one look strong & simple & suitable for a home garage application. Waddya reckon??

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    yes, alan.....they r not 2 bad....and u can get them pretty cheap if you can catch one of these when a dealer closes down.....i remeber a customer who bought a car from a ward dealership that closed down...he managed to have the ramp THROWN into the deal when he bought the car....he just had 2 wait a few months until the dealer had no more use for it....pretty smart i d say as he was going 2 buy the car anyway....

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    ps....i m not sure about the SAFETY aspects of such a ramp though.....but i do remeber driving more than a few 4x4s onto them...so, one would think they should be pretty tough...

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    Brilliant!!

    I reckon I could make that up, hmm, just gotta figure out how it works first wink

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    A few of us have mentioned in the past how we'd like to get (particularly Cits) the ability to raise the entire car to be able to get better underbody access....doesn't that one look strong & simple & suitable for a home garage application. Waddya reckon??
    Good idea if you have a large enough garage. Just like a set of oversized car ramps.

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    Nah,

    you woudn't need a big shed, just build 'em so they unbolt into a series of long ramps. These you can just lean against the shed of the wall (out of the way). Or even chuck 'em up in the shed rafters.

    I've been talking about making a set of long ramps like these for over a year. I've just gotta find the time & $$$$ to buy the materials from the local steel recyclers.

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    As much as I reckon these would be great, could you imagine the "thrill" of driving your DS or other older loved car up one and waiting for the thing to over balance to its resting point? Not for the faint hearted methinks.

    I still reckon this sort of thing is the way to go, and you can park on it too.

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    re:UFO..."not for the fainthearted..."...u r absolutely right....first car i had to park on it was a 4x4....and i just about cacked my dacks as the 4x4 overbalanced and came to a stop....but once u get used 2 it ....its not that bad...

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    Hi Craig,

    you think we'd be messing around with balance points?? Nah, the design I'm thinking of is two long extremely strong ramps, mounted up high on a pivot at one end (you'd dynabolt the pivot to the floor), you could winch/drive flat cit's up onto it, then with a high lift jack lift the rear of the ramp ups and put them on props. For me to get underneath it'd have to be STRONG!! ie: Waaaaayyyyyy overbuilt for it's purpose.

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    I'll give you another clue on easy cheap ways of doing it; the top section of an old car carrier.
    Spotted one at a local wreckers that would have looked almost identical to the one in the photo but got beaten to it.
    cry cry cry cry cry cry
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    My 2 bob's worth, try a truck wrecker for a couple of 2nd hand chassis rails. U channel approx 100mm X 300mm tempered steel not likely to twist. back in '98 while researching making a tandem trailor, they could be had for $25 each in Bendigo.
    These could be used either way up.
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    [QB]As much as I reckon these would be great, could you imagine the "thrill" of driving your DS or other older loved car up one and waiting for the thing to over balance to its resting point? Not for the faint hearted methinks.
    QB]
    hehe I found the easiest way to get a low car onto a car trailer was to drive it on without the trailer being attached to the towing car. perfectly safe, but somewhat exciting
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    You mean something like this??? roll_lau roll_lau roll_lau

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/shane/deadcit/deadcit.html" target="_blank">Moving a dead Citroen</a>

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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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