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Junior Mint
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 Post subject: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:22 pm 
I have decided to fab up my own racks...I've done several racks for my KingQuad..so I think this will be an easy project...I'm wondering where I can get some thin wall steel tubing....(would really like some DOM tubing)..my local True Value has some nice 5/8" and 1/2" tubing..but I need some larger diameter stuff for the main outer frames..I will MIG this together...any suppliers you know of let me know...if some one has a rack send me the diameters used in the racks.....thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:48 pm 
I've used these guys for alloy (can't spell alluminum) projects in the past.
But I would think you could get tubing locally cheaper:

http://www.onlinemetals.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:14 am 
Great metal supplier site..I checked 3 other places and the prices here were the best around....one place it was triple the cost....WOW..I have enough metal to make 2 front racks..and 2 back racks...the total was $84.77 including the shipping...I'm using DOM cold drawn tubing..if things come out right I am going to fab some up and sell them...I will have to make some jigs to make sure each rack will be the same and will fit...will keep this updated when I'm fabbing things up..


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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:49 am 
Depending on how they turn out, I might be interested in your rack(s). I'd like to be able to carry a 20" long dry bag on the back. The rack that I like is no longer available (or at least I haven't seen any lately).

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:50 am 
tedsalt wrote:
Depending on how they turn out, I might be interested in your rack(s). I'd like to be able to carry a 20" long dry bag on the back. The rack that I like is no longer available (or at least I haven't seen any lately).

Thanks,
Ed





Post a pic of want you need for ...I am always looking for designs...I think I
have all of the racks that Honda had for the BR...I am making the jigs for a design right now..it is important to bend the tubing without kinking it....I am using DOM tubing with a nice thickness to it...I will post some pics later on...


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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:39 pm 
i'd probably be interested in a set of racks too,
keep us posted.




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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:04 pm 
Still planning on some rack builds..some issues with bending the tubing...I bought some cold drawn tubing with a .088 wall thickness..should be a nice heavy duty rack...I'm looking for some kind of tube bender..my other option is to pack the tubing with wet sand.....will keep you posted..?? Been working to much and trying to build a street rod..also just bought a used GMC 4x4..great price..tranny was shot..to many things going on..


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 Post subject: Re: Building my own Rear and Front Racks...material help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:21 pm 
Here's a link to my stillborn rear rack build. I used the wet sand in the tube method, and it actually worked.

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1787&start=15

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