Back in December I was able to get a set of scales, I wanted to build a set of levelers with rolls offs that got the car up high enough to aid in making suspension adjustments. This is what I came up with:
My materials list is loosely as follows:
40' of 2x2x3/16 angle steel (local steel supply company)
24 - 1/4" x 20 leveling feet (McMaster Carr)
24 - 1/4x20 6"threaded rods (McMaster Carr)
24 - 1/4x20 case hardened coupling nuts (McMaster Carr)
1 - 4' x 8' x 1/2" hardwood plywood (Lowes
3 - 8' 2"x4" (Lowes)
I made the roll off portions out of 1/2 plywood with a 2"x4" core which gave me the needed 2 1/2" height which equals the scale pad heights
Here is a picture showing the level of the scale pad and roll off. The plywood is glued to the 2x4 core, the 2x4's are screwed together using 4" deck screws
To allow easy attachment of the cables, I cut a 1 1/4 OD hole using a hole saw to pass the cables through the frame
I made small jigs to hold the coupling nuts in place while welding them to ensure that they were straight and consistent form point to point.
Here is a picture of two of the frames without the scale pad or roll off. The corners were all coped and fit then mig welded.
Any questions or comments are welcome