How To Build A Kick Scooter Ramp?
How admirable it is to amuse the whole world with your skills and tricks! The same goes for kick scooters. You must be very environment-friendly person, if you love kick scooters over any means of transportation. Kick scooter ramp provides you the opportunity to explore your talents with kick scooters. Different brands are available in stores but if you are willing to build a kick 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 kick scooter ramp any size you want but here we have shown a specific size of ramp. So, the steps and guidelines that you need to follow in order to build a kick scooter ramp:
Step 1: Grab the stuffs needed
The first step requires determining and obtaining materials needed to build a kick 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
- Circular saw
- Drill with head drill bit
- 3/16 inch drill bit
- 3/8 inch drill bit
- One piece of ¼ inch plastic
All these stuffs can be found in local hardware stores and metal shops. So, grab all the right tools and materials and proceed towards the next step.
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.
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 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 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 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 8: Attaching steel bottom
Place a 4 ft x 10 inches piece of steel at the bottom. In order to do this use 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 kick scooter ramp.