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Postby Plan9Customs » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:06 pm

As promised heres my little backyard banger.
Trannys cut and cleared:
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Framed:
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First layers of 1/2":
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Break time since my helper was tired.
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Breaks over! Back to work!
The varathane had dried enough to start tossing the masonite on.
Final surfacing:
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Its fast and fun(although it sucks for grinds since it's only 8' wide).
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Re: Mine

Postby Brian S » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:22 pm

Looks nice for regular practice :D
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Re: Mine

Postby Jason B » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:28 pm

Very nice, wish I had that in my backyard!
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Re: Mine

Postby vato kat » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:47 pm

Looking good. Nice work!
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Re: Mine

Postby HarryR » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:16 am

Luverly ;-)
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Re: Mine

Postby newtonuk » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:36 am

Very nice!
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:29 pm

Looking good :)

How long will your top surface last outside do you reckon - did you treat it at all?
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:40 am

TwoBobRob wrote:Looking good :)

How long will your top surface last outside do you reckon - did you treat it at all?

I'm hoping to keep the masonite usable for a year or more. I painted it top, bottom, and edges with this stuff:
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I don't know what brands you guys have there but it's Spar urethane for the generic name. It works great for sealing it but be warned, this stuff is slick(riding 101's probably doesn't help that much either)! I also keep it double tarped and firmly strapped down when not in use(why 2? I didn't get a big enough tarp to do it tent style for rain run off. If the top one leaks it shouldn't get past the second one I also sweep the pools of water off as soon as possible so it's less likely to get through).
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I'll let you know if/when I have to resurface it, but it's been finished since the beginning of October.
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:58 pm

Cool, thanks for the info.

That stuff looks to be a sealant of sorts? Not a product I'm familiar with but a quick google around suggests it's over here under a different brand name.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:38 pm

Glad it helped.
Since it's been raining so much decided to build a micro for the shop.
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It would be finished but I didn't get a chance to run by the steel shop for coping. At some point I'll make another so I can use it as a half or a wider quarter.
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:27 am

Haha love it. What's that, a 2 footer?
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:54 am

You got it. Would go bigger but the ceiling(well, rafters) gets in the way. Better than nothing though!
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Re: Mine

Postby Andrew_Culture » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:37 am

Plan9Customs wrote:
TwoBobRob wrote:Looking good :)

How long will your top surface last outside do you reckon - did you treat it at all?

I'm hoping to keep the masonite usable for a year or more. I painted it top, bottom, and edges with this stuff:
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I don't know what brands you guys have there but it's Spar urethane for the generic name. It works great for sealing it but be warned, this stuff is slick(riding 101's probably doesn't help that much either)! I also keep it double tarped and firmly strapped down when not in use(why 2? I didn't get a big enough tarp to do it tent style for rain run off. If the top one leaks it shouldn't get past the second one I also sweep the pools of water off as soon as possible so it's less likely to get through).
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I'll let you know if/when I have to resurface it, but it's been finished since the beginning of October.


Those new wheels in the left of the photo look like they'll be fun to skate ;)
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Re: Mine

Postby Dom1 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:42 am

That looks nice, but now I really want to see what those wheels came off/are going on....
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:20 am

Those went on my 68 Coupe de Ville. I sold that in Sept. to make room for that mini. I'll see if I have any pictures of it still(is there a car thread so I don't derail the ramp section?)
Anyhow, got to test the little guy out last night:

Need to do some re-arranging so I have more than 7' of run up and stick the masonite on but at least I can ride whenever now!
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Re: Mine

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:12 am

Plan9Customs wrote:Those went on my 68 Coupe de Ville. I sold that in Sept. to make room for that mini. I'll see if I have any pictures of it still(is there a car thread so I don't derail the ramp section?)
Anyhow, got to test the little guy out last night:

Need to do some re-arranging so I have more than 7' of run up and stick the masonite on but at least I can ride whenever now!


Looks like there's some serious tools in that garage!
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Re: Mine

Postby Dom1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:40 am

Plan9Customs wrote:Those went on my 68 Coupe de Ville. I sold that in Sept. to make room for that mini. I'll see if I have any pictures of it still(is there a car thread so I don't derail the ramp section?)


Cool, I guess this one would do...viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33481
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:52 am

TwoBobRob wrote:Looking good :)

How long will your top surface last outside do you reckon - did you treat it at all?


*3/25 update:
Well I uncovered this for the first time today since its supposed to stay dry until Tuesday. It held up being tarped and no signs of any damage to the masonite.
Only thing is I forgot how damn slippery that urethane is(for reference its probably 4-5 times worse than riding dust masonite)! Rode it with some 92s and was still sliding like riding wet steel. Tried it with some 78s just to see if that made a difference. Not much, still sliding out if you don't land perfectly straight or carve into things.
Looks like it's time to sand it and paint it this summer.
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:01 pm

Wow.

I remember dusty masonite - I had a vert ramp surfaced in that years ago. I shudder at the thought of something significantly more slippery than that lol.

Tell me, is it the case that Birch plywood simply isn't available over there? It's such a good product for us.
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Re: Mine

Postby Chamaica » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:40 pm

If Urethane paint is too slippery, what kind of paint would be good to use?
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:14 am

I have used a smooth masonry paint in the past. Whilst it doesn't seem like the right product for wood it has good protective qualities and it offers a decent level of grip.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:54 am

I can get birch ply but its way out of my budget. I'll just wait until it warms up, sand it down with some 320 and paint it with some flat exterior latex paint. Good thing is, its sealed well already from the spar so don't have to worry too much about it. Thanks for the heads up on the masonry paint TwoBobRob, I'll give it a shot when I have to resurface it(assuming it isn't super expensive).
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:43 pm

Well over here it's a cheap product, so hopefully the same for you. :)
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Re: Mine

Postby Jimmycakes401 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:20 am

I like your tarp set up. I need a quicker easier way to tarp mine. I bought skate paint but need to wait for warm weather. Hope the stuff works decent. It was pricey, but a buddy of mine used it and really likes it. Ramp looks fun!
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Re: Mine

Postby abuck » Tue May 03, 2016 4:14 pm

Hey Plan9,
Based on the cutouts of your transitions, your miniramp looks about the size of the one I am going to be building. Do you know the transition radius you used? How does it feel?
You garage quarter looks awesome, by the way.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:00 am

Well I'm a bit late to this @ abuck since your ramps been built for quite some time now!
Anyhow, making a poratble pole jam.Guess it counts as a ramp since you grind up and launch off the end?
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2' high and 45* angle should be fun when its done.
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Re: Mine

Postby doowyrag » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:17 am

That looks ace!

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Re: Mine

Postby reckless toboggan » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:28 am

Love the yard and the ramp. I wish I had a yard or garage, space in general, to make my own skate park. Maybe someday...*sigh. Lol.


Your pup is beautiful.






Maybe I could build a micro box and ramp for my living room...that would be really cool actually! Dry all the time! Skate whenever I want!

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...although the shag carpet could be an issue.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:30 am

I've been trying to talk the wife into letting me drain the pool at the other house(brother in laws wife is their now until they sell their house), or build a bowl in our other living room. So far no go.
Finished it up a little bit ago but haven't had a chance to take it out yet.
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Need to paint it also.
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Re: Mine

Postby Jimmycakes401 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:19 pm

Plan9Customs wrote:I've been trying to talk the wife into letting me drain the pool at the other house(brother in laws wife is their now until they sell their house), or build a bowl in our other living room. So far no go.
Finished it up a little bit ago but haven't had a chance to take it out yet.
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Need to paint it also.

Those things scare the heck out of me. Maybe time and skill will change my mind sone day. Looks like a quality piece
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:08 am

Okay time for a review of the spar urethane on Masonite now that it's been awhile. Slick as hell when dusty but a quick sweep and damp towel will get it under control fairly fast and easily. Water. We had a ton of rain this winter and I gave up on tarping it when I noticed it just trapped water under it for weeks on end. I got about 2 years out of it sitting underwater with a few cuts that weren't spar covered and never did go back and do a finish coat over all the screws. It's still going strong but since I'm moving soon sand have to pull it apart (good thing though! It's going to be wider at the new house!) I'll replace it with fresh and do the same and just skip the tarp completely. I know it took forever to answer the questions but real life reviews don't happen quickly.

Ironically enough we have a pool at the new house but the wife Saadi no way in hell unless it needs to be resurfaced at some point.
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm

I'd call that a win at two years. I'm assuming Masonite is as cheap over there as it is here?
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:33 am

$10 for a 1/4"x4x8 sheet. Moving sucks but almost ready to move my mini and expand on the width. God it'll be nice to have room to grind.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:23 pm

Moved,started rebuilding, and getting ready to expand it. Still need to order more ply, 2x4s, coping, and masonite. Lumbers getting ordered Monday or Tuesday.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:11 am

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Need to got to the steel shop at lunch tomorrow and get my coping. Then comes the fun of leveling the grass to the slab. The things we do for fun. :roll:
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:55 am

All the trannys are cut now as well as the 2x4s for them and the flat. I'll get the other old 8' section framed out in a few but can't do the new ones until I can get some spar on them. This craphole town doesn't have any of the stuff that I trust, so that's on hold until friday. #lame
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:04 am

other trans(old one) is framed out and spent my night getting decked.
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Spar came today also so ill have the trans ply cleared tomorrow and can start framing out the new stuff in a few days.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:03 am

Test fittings done finally. Need some coping so I can start sheeting it.
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Btw don't mind the missing 2x4s. I'm going to adjust the coping. That's why the new section doesn't have them.
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Re: Mine

Postby undertime » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:58 pm

Looks fantastic Plan9 8)
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Re: Mine

Postby GoR64 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:08 pm

That is one tasty looking roof drop!
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:25 am

Looks like a load of fun.

I would suggest adding a centre support to that 8' wide section now the ramp is bigger. Likely you'll be going faster, pumping harder so you might get some flex in that area.

I'm missing my own ramp now winters here.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:10 am

Yeah I'm going to cut a support at some point but it finally skateable and doesn't flex to much but still...
Anyhow I'll get a picture up maybe tomorrow but nothing to exciting unlike the bowl @Nut did though.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:59 am

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The netting was just to keep the dog off while the clear on the flat dried. He loves the mini. He can see over the fences and it's warm.
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Re: Mine

Postby JimBin » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:15 am

Plan9Customs wrote:Image
The netting was just to keep the dog off while the clear on the flat dried. He loves the mini. He can see over the fences and it's warm.


WOW. That looks beautiful.
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Re: Mine

Postby nedp02 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:15 am

Nice job, looks great !
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Re: Mine

Postby TwoBobRob » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Lovely.

Are you tying those back legs together/into something?
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:03 am

TwoBobRob wrote:Lovely.

Are you tying those back legs together/into something?

Yeah they are just not in those pics.

Since our local has apparently been closed for "vandalism" even though i walked through it and saw nothing other than the drain covers that were busted out so they could be snaked(seems the county doesnt care if its full of water all winter, but we do). I dedcided to bring a small piece of my local to my patio. No cement though, the wife wouldnt go for that.
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Had to ditch the masonite and the steel threshold since this things only 2.6' with a 4' transition. It felt like hitting a parking block and then trying to wallride. Didn't want anymore challenges than the small/tight already offer. 1/4 at the park is 2' 10" x 4' transition. Close, but I have rafters to deal with.
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:25 pm

Redid my 2'er with a 4' trans to match its bigger brother It was feeling way to mellow to be fun anymore.
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Its fun now.
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Re: Mine

Postby undertime » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 am

I don't think I'd ever leave the house...

Very jealous 8)
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Re: Mine

Postby Plan9Customs » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:18 am

I don't to much sadly, but I'm going to start hitting the streets and skating to the church curbs that are a few blocks away every day except Sundays. I'll drive to my yurbs then. Took my wife's car to the shop last week and skated home and back and forgot how much fun it was skating to stuff!
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