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post #1 of 3 Old 04-03-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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I Designed this Cooler Rack

I started with this Harbor Freight receiver rack:

I then had a new 3/16 inch steel tube made and turned it into this:

With this setup, I can plug it into the receiver whenever I go offroad and carry a ton of gear, including my Hi-Lift Jack, which is mounted on the upright. I designed it so I can get to the spare tire if I need it, but if I want to get into the tailgate, I would have to unplug the rack from the receiver. That's a 31 inch tire on the tailgate, but the rack will still work with a 35 inch spare.

Here's a pic at Walker Valley ORV park. I'm carrying a hi-lift jack, two coolers, and a toolbox that weighs about 35 lbs. There's still a little more room in front of the toolbox for more goodies.

I designed it so it wouldn't compromise offroad clearance.

Since I don't have a welder, I had a local certified welder fab it for me, here in Bellingham. He's willing to do other custom racks if anyone is interested.

More pics here:http://s83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...Cooler%20Rack/

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Looks good man! Great idea

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Thanks, Sean. I've got another idea brewing in my brain. I think I'm going to design another one in which the tube that comes out of the receiver will split off and then will go around both sides of the spare tire. I'll have to design a basket also. This design should be even stronger and allow easier access to the spare tire.
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