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Old 06-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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made an interior rack (pics)

hey guys, wanted to get some more cargo space for my tj.
I was in a sheet metal class, and finished all of the required projects, so I decided to make a rack.
the dimensions are 55"x26" from end to end. it sits 9" high, and the bucket is 5" deep.
made from 3/4" square tubing, 1/2" square tubing 1 1/4 angle iron, and 1x1/8 flat bar. i wanted to put some expanded metal in the bottom, but didnt want to spend the money.
It is mounted inside the jeep with 3/8" bolts. and sits on top of my bestop trunk.
got everything welded, and just primed and painted a few days ago. total cost for the materials was $45.

It was my first time welding, I used a mig, I want to buy one but they are soo expensive.
anyway here is the rack.








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Old 06-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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Dude! looks good! I would love to build something like this. Good work!

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Krammit. It was a lot of fun building. Haven't gotten the chance to use it yet. I'm going to try to go camping in the next few weeks and will give it a test run with all my camping/wheeling gear.
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I built something similar. I already had a cargo rack for over the spare tire, but it didn't work with the other stuff I had. I took the mount legs off and am in the process of mounting it into a tonneau cover frame I built. Ultimately, it will have expanded metal grating covering it (for ventilation and security), and the rack sits on top.

I've toyed with getting a second duster specifically for this setup that will allow me to have holes where the rack bolts to the frame and provide additional weather protection.

I hope to have it done/painted in a couple of days, but here is what I have so far.



You can see the cross beams that will be holding the rack being tacked in...
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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Nice basket bro..lookin good...great start to your Jeep parts fabrication career..
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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looks good but paint it silver
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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awesome, very cool
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #8
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I built something similar. I already had a cargo rack for over the spare tire, but it didn't work with the other stuff I had. I took the mount legs off and am in the process of mounting it into a tonneau cover frame I built. Ultimately, it will have expanded metal grating covering it (for ventilation and security), and the rack sits on top.

I've toyed with getting a second duster specifically for this setup that will allow me to have holes where the rack bolts to the frame and provide additional weather protection.

I hope to have it done/painted in a couple of days, but here is what I have so far.



You can see the cross beams that will be holding the rack being tacked in...


Good work erickpl.
I like the design , pretty unique
I wish I could do more, but I need to buy a welder. I need one of those trees throw grow money too.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:41 PM   #9
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Nice basket bro..lookin good...great start to your Jeep parts fabrication career..
Thanks,
I want to make so much more stuff. And my buddy wants one for his xj, but a different design. So once I get my hands on a welder ill start fabbing anything I can think of. Can't wait.

QUOTE=seelye;1284739]looks good but paint it silver[/QUOTE]

Thanks,
I was thinking that but decided to go for a bright color.
I think when I get tired of the red ill do moss green though.

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so what was the final cost? or did your class cover the materials?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #11
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I bought the material, spent $45 on all the metal, and have a few ft. Extra, I was able to use the schools welder for free, A friend taught me then and there. Then about 10 bucks for the rattle cans.
So final cost was $ 55.

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