i was contemplating on how to get more storage space as well as hide my sub--so the idea hit me, what about a light duty rack out of reinforced pvc?
now i know the rack wouldnt be as rigid as the metal variety, however, i would only put light and soft items up there anyway (in case of a collision).
the materials used are
30ft of schedule 40 pvc 3/4"
pvc cement and primer
9 elbows, 10 tee fittings
some plywood (just enough to reinforce the rack stresspoints)
first i sliced my cargo mat so i could access my tie downs to anchor the rack
then i started to shape up the rack
the rack is purposely made just low enough to clear the sub
i incorporated an opening for a bus pan for hauling small items
to strengthen the pvc, cut strips of wood small enough to fit the pipe and use your bfh to mash that sucker in..
then select a paint of your liking and go at it!
my paint is currently drying so more pics to come later