Home-made gear/accessories, post yours!!!!

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Reaper_247
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Unread post by Reaper_247 » March 19th, 2014, 10:33 pm

All done and back from the powder coaters and they did a great job, very nice finish.
Pretty happy with the end result, I think they suit the car nicely.
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Unread post by Cruising Brit » March 22nd, 2014, 8:14 pm

They look real neat Reaper_247. are you going to add checker plate to them to stop stone chips on the sills?
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Unread post by bullet4x4 » April 5th, 2014, 10:11 pm

Made a swing away outboard mount and roof rack for my 105 series just welded some brackets to bolt onto the arb rack and welded up a front bar for the tinnie
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Unread post by croozy » April 7th, 2014, 8:44 am

I've pretty much run out of things to do in my shorty, so this is my latest DIY project.
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Unread post by Rip it up » April 16th, 2014, 2:56 am

I have a pk ford ranger wildtrak with factory roof rails that run along the car not across. I needed to carry more gear for camping trips with a toddler.

So guys I scoured the net for someone that has tackled this issue before and came up empty handed.

So put on the thinking cap and designed my own roof rack.

Start to finish it's taken 7hrs including paint.
This is rushed project for Easter camping trip which needed more roof than the tub alone.

Started out with a few basic nessities.
Follow the contours of the dual cab roof.
Mount to existing roof rails.
Removeable for non camping expeditions.
Look like a bought product.
Be approved by the financial controller.

So the shopping list.
20nb medium pipe. X 2 lengths
25nb medium pipe x 1 lengths
50x50 weld mesh.
1 can cold gal paint.
1L gloss black enamel.
2kg pack of welding rods.
4x 12mm x 65mm wide u bolts. Nyloc nuts and spring washers.
8x 50x50 square washers.

Total. $180.

Now the process.

I have a metal band saw and cheap hydraulic bender at home. With a cigweld 170amp inverter caddy welder.
All the tools a man needs to complete this challenge.

Started off with the rough dimensions to make a few starting bends for the visual concept in 25nb.
1350mm max length. 1100mm outside of the rails. 100mm curve in windscreen.
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With the external bottom tube sorted it was basically eye balled from there. Smaller tube was bent to match the base and welded along the way. Adding uprights and a mesh floor to finish it off.
I had to make custome u bolt brackets to mount onto the factory rails. So I could tuck the rack as close to the roofline as possible.

Very happy with how it turned out.

This is the end result.
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Unread post by FuzzyM » April 16th, 2014, 9:09 am

That is a nice rack! :drink:
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Unread post by evaredy » April 22nd, 2014, 6:31 pm

jason2014 - RAPTOR RACK. Universal MAXTRAX Mounting Brackets.

These are something that I would like to have, are you selling them? If so can you drop me a PM and let me know the cost.

I have a Rhino Pioneer on my Dmax and need to carry the Maxtrax on the outside edge. I am surprised there are none available commercially.

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Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » April 22nd, 2014, 6:42 pm

New Bike trailer, less then 100kgs, and fully braked, nice long drawbar so my sister can take her boys rideing when Im not around. Even with the bikes it should sit under 300kgs, perfect for her stupid small car.
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Unread post by THE RIG » May 19th, 2014, 4:58 pm

my rear bar all finished

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and wind deflector in the making

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Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 19th, 2014, 5:02 pm

Nice work mate

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Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » May 19th, 2014, 5:10 pm

I know its been posted before but where are people getting there bearing sets for swing out tire carriers
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'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

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Unread post by THE RIG » May 19th, 2014, 5:17 pm

bearings? from supercheap.

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Unread post by Prado 150 » May 19th, 2014, 7:25 pm

They are called stub axles and get quality bearings Chinese bearings are S&&T !!
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Unread post by THE RIG » May 19th, 2014, 8:32 pm

the timkens are good.

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Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » May 19th, 2014, 8:37 pm

sorry I wasnt clear, I have the stubs but Im trying to find the clyindrical piece, that replaces the wheel hub used normally.
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

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