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post #1 of 17 Old 05-15-2005, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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homemade cooler rack

i am going on a hog hunt and need a way to haul my 130 qt cooler. as they say necesity is the mother of invention. click the jeep mods link when you get to my page.


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post #2 of 17 Old 05-15-2005, 01:58 PM
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wow, nice! looks very good and professional.

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i seriously thought that was from a company or something. i like it a lot. nice place to keep the beer....or for me pop

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if anyone is curious, the 1.5" x 1.5" x 16ga tube was $17 for 24 feet. the 2" tube was left over from an old job as was the exp metal. the tube caps were 25 cents each. i will have the drawing in acad format soon if anyone wants a (free) copy
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post #6 of 17 Old 05-15-2005, 02:55 PM
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Looks good, and nicely done.
I made a similar carrier out of stainless for my YJ, need to update it for my TJ.
Great for haulin' deer too.

Be sure and send us some sausage when you get done

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Looks awesome I think you could sell those things.

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Very nice product... well done!!!

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Will be keeping and eye out for those plans - WOuld like to convert it to a spare tire height.

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That's pretty nice.

I like the fact that you have bulletproof lights on a paper thin bumper.
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that's a great idea for hauling luggage to-and-from the airport...

Have you figured out how much weight it can hold, yet?
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between my son and i, we weigh 425lbs. we both set on the outermost rail and bounced with no problem. the big problem is the hitch that i bought only bolts to the 18ga channel that runs from frame rail to frame rail. however, when i replaced the bumper it left me 2 tapped hole in the frame 3" back from the c channel. i burned 2 pcs of .25 plate and welded them to the hitch crossbar then drilled them to match the 2 tapped holes in the frame. without that mod i would have twisted the c channel on the frame
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cool, plans would be nice, id settle for a quick drawing with some measurements. good job on the rack -chris

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if you look on my web sight, I have posted basic dimentions. it will take me a week or soo to have full plans up.
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Looks like a nice setup. Be careful of things getting shaken up. I've had a cooler on the back of my jeep and after wheeling, bottles were broken, breakfast sausage was turned into patte - all over everything else. It was a mess.

Since the rack is past your rear axle, bumps will be magnified.

My ideal cooler setup will be a system that rides in the back of the roll cage, suspended in the air with bungee bands to absorb all bumps.

But all that aside, good work and nice storage rack.

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