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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking rumble seat... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont have a picture right now, i will post ones , i let you know
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CraigInPA wrote:
While it's very cool, I can foresee problems with the sliding tube support system. Specifically, if there is nothing on the rack, it will have a tendency to bounce every time you hit a pot hole. There should probably be a through-hole and a pin on one side, or detent balls on both sides, to prevent the upward movement when it's not being folded.


Absolutely right, Craig! I have the pins and cotter pins ready to go. I wanted to make sure the tilt and level positions were optimal before placing the pins. Thanks for the feedback!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm thinking rumble seat... Shocked


I'll set it up, but you go first Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GI Joe wrote:
Ahhhh,.... I see the intent with the rearward lines(tilt function, with full roof)..

Hmmm... That is a tricky spot. What about getting it high enough for the lid to open just over horizontal(or high as possible), and have an attachment point on the underside of he basket to "hang" the lid on? Just thinkin out loud! Wink


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GI Joe...
Thanks for your insight! I agree that the lines are not optimal. I have a design change in mind... I can't reverse the direction of the basket without eliminating the tilt function all together, or using a compound hinge that would not look clean.
I'll play around with it this weekend and post the latest pics.

Thanks Everyone!


I could raise the basket, but that would increase the hinge length. Long hinges mean weak points. As is sits, it held my weight last night (190lb) for two beers... My stopwatch. I'd prefer to keep the fulcrum short, thereby stronger.

Good ideas as usual, GI Joe. Thanks

I've made some adjustments, and will post pics soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's a nice traditional rack.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your design very much; no holes to drill is a big plus for me. When you go to production please let me know and I would seriously consider buying one of your units. Wood slats would be nice for that old school look. The open front is more accommodating and one could just use bungee cords or leather straps to hold items in. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made some changes... The shape is more aligned with the angular profile of the car. Also, I carried 100lbs on it to a show a couple days ago. It performed quite well; no detectable deformation/cracks, etc...

Inputs?

Uncle Sam is moving me to Wichita in the next few weeks. Once I get settled in, I hope to start producing these for interested parties.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Rack Reply with quote

Let me know as well, depending on the price I would like one. Love the idea of the wood slats also.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:51 pm    Post subject: Rack Reply with quote

Let me know as well, depending on the price I would like one. Love the idea of the wood slats also.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!!

Have have an idea on what price point you're shooting for?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GI Joe wrote:
Looks good!!

Have have an idea on what price point you're shooting for?


Honestly... No. I'd like to make another one, or two before coming up with a price.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: rack Reply with quote

I gots a little bit of money to play with if you get one sorta dunn, and want real world tests. Let me know definatelty interested of who. Cliff W. in western Pa.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the status of your endeavor fccperdiem? Any new improvements?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, I dont know when I'll be able to make any more of them. My new job takes all of my time. Maybe I'll be in a better position to knock a few out around spring...?
I can say that I have tested the poop out of it! It has hauled scooters, coolers, firewood... A lot! The legs are holding up great. The hinges are still solid.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know .... if you drew up some plans along with a parts list some people who can weld but want to save the time doing trial and error fabrication might be interested in purchasing said plans. Wink
Glad to hear it is working out well for you.
Keep us posted if you do decide to start making them. Mahalo!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers? Reply with quote

fccperdiem,
How did you make the top hinges?
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