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    Scrapper Tips and Inspirations....

    I don't know if I have posted this before, but I looked and couldn't find it (A short look, to be honest). I have an open trailer as I imagine many of you have. I was scrapping an aluminum ladder and had an idea of how I could use the ladder to make my life easier. The one side of the ladder, I cut long enough to lay on top of the sides of the trailer. The other side I cut short enough that the rungs of the ladder would keep the cut end from popping out of the perpendicular pieces of the side angle iron, but I cut it short enough that when put diagonally in the side frame hole, the side could be pulled out from the side frame. Since all the frame openings were roughly the same size, I can move the ladder tailgate to several different positions on the trailer adjusting the length of the tailgated cargo area. I cannot tell you how useful this little hack has been.

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    And you just gave me an idea of a use in my pickup bed for a scrap aluminum ladder that I have!! I've built a frame for tubs that fits inside the bedside frame notches, but I've built it out of wood, which rots. I use this frame to hold the tub still at my day job as a poop scooper, and I use the frame to help me lift heavy items into the truck bed... think Sony Trinitron TVs, pool heaters, etc.

    An aluminum ladder, cut to fit, with a rung cut out so the 18 gallon tub would fit in the gap might be just the ticket... and it won't rot over time like wood does.

    First round is on me if we ever meet!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    And you just gave me an idea of a use in my pickup bed for a scrap aluminum ladder that I have!! I've built a frame for tubs that fits inside the bedside frame notches, but I've built it out of wood, which rots. I use this frame to hold the tub still at my day job as a poop scooper, and I use the frame to help me lift heavy items into the truck bed... think Sony Trinitron TVs, pool heaters, etc.

    An aluminum ladder, cut to fit, with a rung cut out so the 18 gallon tub would fit in the gap might be just the ticket... and it won't rot over time like wood does.

    First round is on me if we ever meet!!
    Mmmmmm…… Free beeeeerrr…..

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