From fence to roof rack

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From fence to roof rack

Unread post by typhoeus » July 27th, 2013, 2:27 pm

So, I found this piece of fencing and decided to make a rack out of it, I figure it would be strong enough for what i want, and as cheap as the welding rods used to weld it together


will weld it up and bolt it on next saturday and post a couple of pics. Its nothing flash, but i think it will be perfectly serviceable and thats what matters to me.
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Re: From fence to roof rack

Unread post by Dree Mon » July 27th, 2013, 3:05 pm

:thumb: Good stuff ! and ya cant beat galv ! , only thing I've noticed with when I built my racks is that the only thing to be worried about is the welded spots will start to rust if not prepped and painted well,
but yeah , that fence stuff will easily do the job :drink:

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Re: From fence to roof rack

Unread post by oversite » July 28th, 2013, 5:32 am

typhoeus wrote: and as cheap as the welding rods used to weld it together
Your welding that up with a stick welder? now thats gutsy! :frog:

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Re: From fence to roof rack

Unread post by typhoeus » August 3rd, 2013, 7:53 pm

To continue on, I welded it all up, touched up the welds with cold galvanising paint. now its ready to fit to the roof bars. But first I have attached a piece of wire to the roof bars the same height at the basket I made. Over the next week Ill check it can fit in the various underground carparks i use, so I know which ones to avoid when ive fitted it on.

It can easily hold up to 100 kg, which is more than I would ever put up that high
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Re: From fence to roof rack

Unread post by typhoeus » August 3rd, 2013, 7:53 pm

To continue on, I welded it all up, touched up the welds with cold galvanising paint. now its ready to fit to the roof bars. But first I have attached a piece of wire to the roof bars the same height at the basket I made. Over the next week Ill check it can fit in the various underground carparks i use, so I know which ones to avoid when ive fitted it on.

It can easily hold up to 100 kg, which is more than I would ever put up that high
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Re: From fence to roof rack

Unread post by Coco7 » October 29th, 2013, 10:44 am

Now thats creative lol

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Re: From fence to roof rack

Unread post by 80Butts » October 29th, 2013, 5:25 pm

Great stuff. May as well use what you got.
I just turned some old gate frames into a clothesline support and some other bits and bobs i needed round the house

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