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Waffle

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I prefer driving straight on and over the fenders rather than coming in at an angle & trying to center the rig so inner fender ramps are next. I had rampovers on the enclosed so I'll probably do something similar, but..... I just found out what all the fuss is about regarding wood prices. Holy Jesus!
Looks like I'll have to give this some more thought & see if I can put these 2x8's that I just removed to good use.
 
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Waffle

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My first attempt building inner fender ramps using the removed 2x8"s was an overcomplicated disaster followed up with some uncured epoxy.
Take 2 is much simpler using 4x6 pt & cut to match the contours of the fender. This also lets me keep & use my inner fender chain grab plate. I'll have to let these dry a bit more before I continue, but I plan on using pt deck fasteners combined with Loctite PL max adhesive to make everything solid. On the face of each ramp I'll screw in a few stainless lag bolts to aid in traction, just in case for those wet days ahead.
Once enough time has passed I'll give it all a coat of penetrating deck stain
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paradisepwoffrd

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I built something very similar for my old car hauler. The only real difference is I extended them past the fender so I could secure them in the stake pockets. I also hauled a number of other vehicles, so I wanted them to be easily removable.
 

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I built something very similar for my old car hauler. The only real difference is I extended them past the fender so I could secure them in the stake pockets. I also hauled a number of other vehicles, so I wanted them to be easily removable.
I had a few ideas including something similar to what you're describing, but the first hack idea was so bad I built these out of frustration more than anything. I probably should have just done this.
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Today I finished fastening & gluing all the pieces together. Next is bolting them directly to the fender, then stain. Real stain at that & none of this modern garbage that peels.....hopefully. I'll weigh them soon so I can update the estimated trailer weight.
 
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Waffle

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Futue mods will be a winch hidden underneath the header panel, hidden battery/box/solar, underneath spare tire mount towards the back, deck stained, custom trailer/wheel lock, mesh basket behind the toolbox to hold firewood, backup lights on the fender, cargo lights hidden underneath the ramps, trailer aid, spare outer hub/brake assembly, side mount hitch vise.
 
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Waffle

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Well, the wood inner fender ramp idea turned into quite a mess. Timbers checked/split/warped so severely that they're unusable. What a waste.
Now the plan is to get some 8" x 8.5# jr channel and fab to match the contour of my existing fender. With this method I can add a hinged door later on and turn this into additional locked storage space.
 
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Beerj

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My fenders are pretty much shot from driving over them for a few years. Eventually, I'm just going to build new ones out of 1¾ tubing with 3/16 plate. For now, the threat of tetanus keeps people from getting too close
 

Waffle

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Damn man.
1 stick of 8 x 8.5# jr channel is $382. Weird since their 8 x 11.5# is $248. Still shopping around but this is the best so far by a long shot. Alro wants over $500!
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Beerj

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Maybe take a trip over to your local recycling center. You'd be surprised what kind of material you can find at scrap steel prices. Might not be the exact dimensions you're looking for but can likely find something that'll work.
 

Waffle

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Maybe take a trip over to your local recycling center. You'd be surprised what kind of material you can find at scrap steel prices. Might not be the exact dimensions you're looking for but can likely find something that'll work.
There's only one place left around here that does that and they don't have any. They do however have the best price for both weights to buy new so I'm glad I called around.

MC8x11.5# $199
MC8x8.5# $275
 

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