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TheKid
08-04-2008, 08:12 PM
The first pic shows the rack in place in the background, with a piece of aluminum being cut to length in the foreground. The tube is marked on all 4 sides with a square. Holding the tube so you could see 2 sides, start cutting at the corner, so you are cutting 2 sides at the same time, go all the way to the ends. Then flip it over and do the same for the other 2 sides. The round tube is the PVC tube to hold my cane. It's there while the paint is drying.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0433Small.jpg

Now you're going to do the same thing, but cut only two sides in the center, then cut those out, so you have 2 perpendicular sides removed from the center.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0429Small.jpg

That gets placed on the end of the "T".

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0437Small.jpg

A piece of fiberglass makes the rack. I'll use a slightly larger piece, secure it to the frame, and drill some holes for bungy cords. Notice the PVC tube to hold my cane.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0436Small.jpg

Or you could add another piece of aluminum tube in the center, by cutting 3 sides out of the center cross piece, instead of only 2.

theDude
08-04-2008, 11:07 PM
Is that a boat seat? It looks comfy.

TheKid
08-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Yes. It's not nearly as good as the one I had on the Meridian, in that it needs support behind it. But when someone offers you a free seat, you don't turn it down. It's fairly comfortable, but the vinyl is a killer as far as sweat goes. The seat that will eventually go on it is much better.

Richie Rich
08-05-2008, 12:13 AM
Nice mod, Kid.....very ingenious...!!

......Richie....
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TheKid
08-05-2008, 12:30 AM
Thanks. But looking at it, there's an easier way of securing the aluminum cross piece when using a glass or plywood platform. I'll show it tomorrow.
Almost ready to put the pole and the 3'x3'x1' crabtrap on the back. It'll beat chasing fish the old way with a bike riding up and down the canal that runs through a park. The hard part will be taking it apart for repainting.

SirJoey
08-05-2008, 12:22 PM
Man, you shoulda been a builder... ;)

http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/7131/sirjoeysigmedij1.gif

TheKid
08-05-2008, 08:27 PM
This is the easier method for making the cross piece for the rack. The long center piece gets the top cut off a little less than the width of the cross piece, and the cross piece gets two slits on 2 perpendicular sides.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0444Small.jpg

Then you just slide the piece on, and if you made the slits correctly, it will be a tight fit that must be tapped into position.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0445Small.jpg

Whether it's tight or not, if you flip it over, you'll find you could install one or two sheetmetal screws to secure it.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Fox%20Rack/000_0446Small.jpg