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How To Build A Scooter Ramp? – An Instruction Book

How To Build A Scooter Ramp
Written by Colin Kint

How admirable it is to amuse the whole world with your skills and tricks! The same goes for scooters. You must be a very environment-friendly person if you love scooters over any means of transportation. scooter ramp provides you the opportunity to explore your talents with scooters. Different brands are available in stores but if you are willing to build a scooter ramp, we can certainly assist you in this regard. It is very easy to make one and saves your cost too.

You can build a scooter ramp any size you want but here we have shown a specific size of the ramp. So, the steps and guidelines that you need to follow in order to build a scooter ramp –

How To Build A Scooter Ramp? – 8 Easy Steps

Step 1: Grab the stuff needed

The first step requires determining and obtaining the materials needed to build a scooter ramp. These are

  • 2 pieces of 4×8 ¾ inch plywood
  • Box of one 5/8 inch screws
  • Five 8 foot 2×4 boards
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Circular saw
  • Drill with head drill bit
  • 3/16 inch drill bit
  • 3/8 inch drill bit
  • One piece of ¼ inch plastic

You can find all of these tools in nearby hardware stores or metal shops. So, gather all of these tools first and then follow the below steps one by one.

 How To Build A Scooter Ramp -grab the stuffs needed

Step 2: Cutting pieces

Now begin with the plywood pieces. Cut the pieces to make triangular sides for the ramp. The right angles should have short sides of 1’6” and 5’6”. You have to cut 2 of these triangles to make it the other side of the ramp.

How to Build a Scooter Ramp - cutting pieces

Step 3: Cutting support pieces

The support pieces need to be cut then. Cut 10 2x4s boards into support pieces and make sure to cut them 3 feet long and 10.5 inches wide.

 

Step 4: Making the bottom base

As the sides and support pieces are done, structure the bottom base of the ramp. Cut them and attach the two triangles. Let the two triangles stand in a way that their long, flat side is flushed to the ground. The 2x4s boards should be attached to the back and front of the bottom. You can attach them with the help of drill and 1 ½ inch screws.

Step 4-Making the bottom base

Step 5: Fixing ramp support

In order to make ramp support, drill the 2×4 boards vertically along the inside of the ramp. In this case, you have to begin drilling from the bottom till the top and keep them near the top edge of the ramp as much as you can.

step 5-fixing ramp support

Step 6: Framing the top

The next step is to structure the top. For this adjust the plywood top and take it from the rest of the unused ones. Keep the plywood on the top of the structure flat and then again attach it using drill and screws. The screws need to be longer this time.

step 6-framing the top

Step 7: Placing cover

This is the last step where you have to attach the plastic to cover your ramp. Take your drill machine and make three 3/16” drills on the bottom of the ramp. Now, put the piece of plastic on the bottom as well where it will meet the floor. Take your screwdriver bit now and drill shorter screws through the plastic and 3/16” drills you just made.

step 7-placing cover

Step 8: Attaching steel bottom

Place a 4 ft x 10 inches piece of steel at the bottom. In order to do this use a two ¾ inches screw, drill two holes on either side of the piece with 3/16 inches drill bit and countersink the holes with that drill bit. This will hold the steel bottom securely.

As the above steps are done, you can grab your scooter and carry on impressing people with your breathtaking moves. A steel bottom can be added by drilling two holes on any side of the steel and attach it by countersinking the holes.

You may face difficulty reaching the higher space but keep practicing to enrich your skills. Do not forget to stay safe while riding. Take your parent’s and friend’s help to build a scooter ramp.

About the author

Colin Kint

Colin is in his mid twenties and a professional skateboarder whom you may already know. He participated in most of the skateboarding competitions in San Francisco. His innate passion for the sport drove him to pursue his career as a professional skateboarder. Another reason why he’s so good at it could be his relentless practice sessions with his friends. Apart from that, Todd also volunteers in various community awareness programs. He’s an environmental activist with an undergraduate law degree and an expert photographer as well. He does most of the photography of our site.

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