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My wife and I were shopping at Menards yesterday and I ran across a scrap bin of wood. I found a nice 2x12 about 46" for $1.69. Then I bought 2 heavy duty bicycle hangers the type that screw into a rafter $.79 a piece. I screwed the hangers in the plank 38" apart and 3.5" from the edge. TA-DA instant work platform, that hangs from the tow hooks on the front of my truck.
I've got a drawing of it in my gallery. I will get some real pictures up soon.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:58 AM
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wow thats ingenious! that is a great idea, i give you props!
 
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Good thinking... and stay tuned - today I am in the process of welding up a ladder/platform to use for fixing my oil leak next weekend. ANYTHING is better than laying on that motor for a few hours!! I'll post some pics if I get it done today!!
 
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Some pic's of my work platform





 
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:00 PM
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Great idea!...beats havving the stool slide out from under me.
 
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:22 PM
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Great idea!...beats havving the stool slide out from under me.
Yeah. I've had that happen. Came away with a busted shin to prove it too.
 
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:42 PM
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Ya I got tired of getting my belly all scratched up, having the bucket kick out from under my feet. It works good.
 
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Great ideal, Simple, and cheap , I'll be making one soon and call it the Craven mod.
 
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I'm going to have to do something like that as well. I'm not a tall guy and that would be a great platform.
 
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nice thinking maevans, Craven Mod it is!



i left some reputation points Craven, thats a really good idea.
 
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No skid

Maybe a little no skid surface might be nice..ehh?
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Maybe a little no skid surface might be nice..ehh?
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It wouldn't hurt. Anything to keep your feet planted.
 
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Man that's awesome, but speaking for Cookie and myself..........it might be a little light duty. LOL
 
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Man that's awesome, but speaking for Cookie and myself..........it might be a little light duty. LOL
Maybe an "I" beam in that case!
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