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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Bus rack I fabricated this week Reply with quote

I spent a few days this week fabricating my version of a bekowa half length bus rack with an added slide out ladder.

So here is show and tell, took about 140ft of various tubing.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE I really like the slide out ladder.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sweet! Dig the slide out latter. Nice work!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

krusher, are you familiar with the american slang "nice rack" ? very nice indeed, how about posting a few closeup pics of your bus rack details, like the slider.... very nice indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Bus rack I fabricated this week Reply with quote

Looks great nice design for the ladder stow. Can you post a closeup of your joints?


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I spent a few days this week fabricating my version of a bekowa half length bus rack with an added slide out ladder.

So here is show and tell, took about 140ft of various tubing.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I am tired and things just seem different when I am tired, but this just struck me funny:

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Can you post a closeup of your joints?


Very nice fabrication of the rack!

With the price being so high and availability so low of the OG racks, so many questions about rack deminisions, questions on what tubing to use, might this be a nice sticky until it runs its course?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. Is the ladder on little wheels that roll along the track?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Very Happy

The slide out is a very basic design, no joints or anything complicated, the top rung of the ladder just sticks out to the sides about a 1/4" and that runs in 2 U channels under the rack.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice rack Keith, genius.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great rack..love the slide out!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Righteous.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you made it TO nice LOL!! Your gonna be flooded with messages of people that what one, better start getting all your friends that weld together to start fabrication on about 100 of them. LOL!! That is one very nice rack for sure! Applause
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think you made it TO nice LOL!! Your gonna be flooded with messages of people that what one, better start getting all your friends that weld together to start fabrication on about 100 of them. LOL!! That is one very nice rack for sure! Applause


^^^My thoughts exactly.

How tight does the ladder fit when stowed ? Do you need to put a bungie cord on it to hold it tight ?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea how much for a full length one? Question
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done keith! Looks like you may already have some buyers. time to stock up on tubing! Looking forward to seeing it in person next week, or are you taking it to OCTO?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Bus rack I fabricated this week Reply with quote

krusher wrote:

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In this pic it looks as though the rack is very tall. I would assume that is for clearance of the ladder sliders. Could you post a pic showing the clearance between the rack and the roof?

That "tall" look is the only thing I don't like about the rack. Looks great otherwise, good work!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mintonman wrote:
I think you made it TO nice LOL!! Your gonna be flooded with messages of people that what one, better start getting all your friends that weld together to start fabrication on about 100 of them. LOL!! That is one very nice rack for sure! Applause


no, everyone will gang up on the Internet and say how much they want one but then they will all disappear when it's check writing time.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm. Maybe a sliding ladder for a westy rack? Think

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the price is right and it is a good idea with the ladder. What if the ladder could come out all the way and hook onto different spots so you could access the rack all around. That would be cool on a full length version.

unfortunately I am in Chicago and will not be at OCTO.
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