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post #16 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 09:40 AM
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I like that basket lowranger. As you know, your cargo rack setup gave me ideas to make my own, so I've stolen some of your ideas. I'm working on the basket and cross bars.

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post #17 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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That rack looks good! As far as repairs go, I have a list a mile long for this last month! Next on the upgrade list is a gas can rack for the tire carrier I built. The plan is to make it removable with only one bolt and for it to hold one of my 5 gallon fuel/water cans. Hopefully I get some time after work this evening to build it.
The gas can rack will be a great thing to have. I'm going to take a little extra on the Snow Mountain run on the 22. There are some trails to explore right out of camp. The Jeep made the whole trip on one tank towing a small trailer but will be nice to have extra gas to explore with.
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post #18 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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I like that basket lowranger. As you know, your cargo rack setup gave me ideas to make my own, so I've stolen some of your ideas. I'm working on the basket and cross bars.
Good looking set up Jimbob! Hey....that's what it's all about, getting ideas from other Jeeps. Are you going to paint it black or paint it white to match your Jeep?
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post #19 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 11:00 AM
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This is my modification hahahaha. I had to cut the top hitch on the double stack hitch extender at a 45 degree angle so I could us my bike rack and hauler around my spare tire... haha, I cut it, ground it down, and painted it, looks better than new, and now I can shut my tailgate lol
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post #20 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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This is my modification hahahaha. I had to cut the top hitch on the double stack hitch extender at a 45 degree angle so I could us my bike rack and hauler around my spare tire... haha, I cut it, ground it down, and painted it, looks better than new, and now I can shut my tailgate lol
Looks good Jimbo!
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post #21 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Good looking set up Jimbob! Hey....that's what it's all about, getting ideas from other Jeeps. Are you going to paint it black or paint it white to match your Jeep?
My welds are pretty ugly, so I'll probably paint everything with Rustoleum truck bed coating black. Hides a lot of sin. Rear cross bar mounted and measuring for the risers for the front cross bar.
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post #22 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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My welds are pretty ugly, so I'll probably paint everything with Rustoleum truck bed coating black. Hides a lot of sin. Rear cross bar mounted and measuring for the risers for the front cross bar.
Looks really good! Wow! You are moving right along with it! Thanks for the updated photo.
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post #23 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Looks really good! Wow! You are moving right along with it! Thanks for the updated photo.
How are you going to attach the rack to the cross bars? Weld?
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post #24 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 11:51 AM
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How are you going to attach the rack to the cross bars? Weld?
I'm thinking square u-bolts if I can find some small enough.

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I'm thinking square u-bolts if I can find some small enough.
That will be good!
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post #26 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 07:51 PM
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Not one of the prettiest things I've built, but it should hold a gas can! Once the paint dries all the way I'll get a pic of it mounted up. It clips on to my tire swing and is self supporting, it has one bolt that is just there to keep it from rattling around. It can be installed or removed as fast as you can tighten a bolt.
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post #27 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Not one of the prettiest things I've built, but it should hold a gas can! Once the paint dries all the way I'll get a pic of it mounted up. It clips on to my tire swing and is self supporting, it has one bolt that is just there to keep it from rattling around. It can be installed or removed as fast as you can tighten a bolt.
Good job!! It will even match the Jerry can!
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post #28 of 255 Old 06-13-2013, 08:25 PM
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Until the paint falls off my gas can! I use water cans and spray paint them red, it's the same can except it has a vent in the back and doesn't have one of the stupid carb approved spouts on it. The rack will work just fine, but it was kind of a rushed deal. I only had stainless steel wire for the welder, so the welds are strong, just not pretty. I also forgot my tape measure and just had to eye ball everything. Once I get time (yeah right) to do it the way I want, I plan to re make the whole tire swing and gas can rack out of aluminum. I also need to build some sliders one of these days, basically I just need to find a way to get paid to stay home and work on my projects.
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Until the paint falls off my gas can! I use water cans and spray paint them red, it's the same can except it has a vent in the back and doesn't have one of the stupid carb approved spouts on it. The rack will work just fine, but it was kind of a rushed deal. I only had stainless steel wire for the welder, so the welds are strong, just not pretty. I also forgot my tape measure and just had to eye ball everything. Once I get time (yeah right) to do it the way I want, I plan to re make the whole tire swing and gas can rack out of aluminum. I also need to build some sliders one of these days, basically I just need to find a way to get paid to stay home and work on my projects.
I hate those stupid carb approved spouts. I'm still using the old Jerry cans with the regular spout.
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post #30 of 255 Old 06-15-2013, 04:59 PM
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Finally put it on to take some pics, I also just scored two metal Jerry cans that I will have to build some mounts for.
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