Okay, so I have been working on other projects recently...Thought I would share one until I get around to updates with the Scramster.
I needed a rack to hold my MTB gear for a recent trip to NC so I figured I would make one since the ones available in the aftermarket are either super small or expensive.
For the record I tend to measure for fitment and eyeball the rest of the shit like the radius in the bends,etc. Easier to do if you have great equipment...I do not.
First bends in the 1/2 in stock. I know that solid stock is overkill for most racks but this one will eventually have a bicycle mounted to it soooo...
Made some plates out of flat stock, drilled the holes and started welding...
Plates all welded up
Front crossbar welded..
Rack all welded up, just need to test fit and tap the holed on the bike rack mounting plates.
Test fitting my new rack..
It fit well and is super strong. I gave it a quick rattle can job for the trip.
It held all of my gear and held up to a 2k mile trip. It's a keeper and will be getting powder coated soon.