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Old 04-16-2014, 06:28 PM   #61
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So there you have it, Alf. Another practical application, yes definitely worth a pat on the head.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:44 PM   #62
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:16 PM   #63
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Yes, X-chocks. Is that what this is? I call 'em wheel wedges.
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Yes, X-chocks is a name brand.
Although X-Chock is a brand name, and they have the same function as the wedge design shown, the X-Chocks are built somewhat differently and have an X shape (thus the name).
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We shall see how these homeboy levelers do. Glued-up 2x8's then coated with resin. Was going to cut the same profile curve as them store-boughts but then thought.... is that curve really necessary?
It depends on how you want them to work. If you just want ramps, they don't need any curves. The Andersen levelers are not just ramps, since the main part rotates (or rocks) with the tire (unlike a stationary ramp) and is wedged in place with the chock part, leaving the tire in a cradle instead of on a flat sloped surface: that requires a curve on at least the bottom side.

Ramps can also be done in stages (such as steps, each the thickness of your lumber) - in this case the tire ends up on a level (not sloped) surface, but you can only adjust height in those height steps.
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With both designs a chock is required, although each curved Anderson ramp requires its own chock whereas the Myron ramps only need to be chocked once, at the front or leading wheel. This results in a savings of one chock.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:21 AM   #66
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I like what you've done with these wedges. I saw the caption in your album that said you used 4x4s. Is the angle critical? Looks to be about 30 degrees eyeballing. And how long is the threaded rod? Thanks.

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I like what you've done with these wedges. I saw the caption in your album that said you used 4x4s. Is the angle critical? Looks to be about 30 degrees eyeballing. And how long is the threaded rod? Thanks.

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There was a previous discussion in this forum regarding the home built chocks. I believe that dimensions were also discussed. BAL X-Chocks
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There was a previous discussion in this forum regarding the home built chocks. I believe that dimensions were also discussed. BAL X-Chocks
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Modified Anderson Levelers update

I tried using my modified Anderson Levelers this last weekend at the Spring NOG (see post #1) and was unsuccessful. I was parked on wet, fairly level pavement, so I only had to lift my 21 a small amount. I placed one leveler behind each tire on the drivers side and slowly backed up. The rear tire started up the leveler just fine. The leveler between the tires slipped, wedging itself between the tires. I couldn't move forward or backwards. I had to knock it out using the blunt end of an ax. I tried a second time with the same results and ended up using the old standards. The plastic blocks I used between the tires also moved, but nothing got jammed between the tires so I was able to finish the job. I'm now deciding what to do about the Andersons. Granted, the pavement was slippery, and anyone who owns the Andersons knows that they're also slippery, but getting wedged between the tires is unacceptable. I may try sticking some of that sticky-backed sandpaper (used on steps) to the bottom of the wedges but I'm not sure it will stick. I may change the slope of the ramps, or maybe I'll have to shorten one of the ramps. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas?
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