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xx   JACK
xx   RAMP

Tip: Use a length of rope to keep automobile repair ramps from slipping as you drive your car onto them.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1983 (v.61#5) pg. 184

How to build wooden ramps to raise a car for oil changes, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1977 (v.67#6) pg. 58

A safe car ramp is made by encasing 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, or 2x10 stock within two pieces of 3/4" plywood. The profile includes an indentation to prevent the wheels from rolling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1987 (v.10#7) pg. 40

Build a set of wheel blocks from a piece of 4x4 and some chain.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 150

Tip on using scrap carpeting to keep car ramps from sliding forward as you drive onto them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 48

Working safely under the car. Using jacks and jack stands.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 60

How to jack a car correctly and change a tire.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 36

Auto ramp safety chock made from a section of split firewood and some chain.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 7

Automobile ramps built from 2x12 lumber. Drive front or rear tires onto ramps when working under the car. Depressions in ramp prevent car from rolling off.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 75

Jacking your car safely. A review of auto jacks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #549 Feb 1974 (v.70) pg. 96

Auto ramps made of wood 2x8s raise wheels of car 10" off the ground for home repairing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #573 Feb 1976 (v.72) pg. 90

How to build a jack stand from scrap channel iron, angle iron and 1-1/2" pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #50 Mar-Apr 1978 pg. 100

Wooden wheel blocks keep car from rolling. Useful when launching boat from trailer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.125#3) pg. 161

Drive-on automobile ramps for cars up to 3000 pounds. The ramp pivots in the middle so that you can have front, back or entire car up in the air. Built entirely of wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 16

Build your own folding car ramp out of 2x4 stock. Drive wheels onto this ramp for servicing the front end.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1977 (v.148#4) pg. 64

Car ramps are built from ordinary 2x6 and 2x8 stock. Used to raise the car the 3-to-4-inches needed to do oil changes, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 113

Repairing a scissors-type auto jack when female thread wears out.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 174

Auto ramps (blocks) hold car's wheels about 10" off the ground. Each block is made from twelve 2x4s, 18" long.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 133
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 8

Drive-on wooden ramps will raise the front end of your car.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1973 (v.202#5) pg. 156

Choosing and using jacks, jackstands and ramps.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1979 (v.214#6) pg. 104

Safety wedges made from angle iron and chain.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1984 (v.224#6) pg. 150

Car ramps made from scrap lumber.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 20

Make a lifting saddle to fit a hydraulic floor jack to assist in the removal or installation of a transmission.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 30