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Another homemade rack
Written by goldwingman40 on 10/20/2010 at 05:45 pm

Mike,
The rack looks good but it would not allow use with the rear spoiler.
What thickness steel did you use? I see you put a flange along the bottom to
stiffen it. Do you need all that steel along the sides or could you cut it up so
it would clear the rear spoiler?
Fred



--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Hess" <mike.hess82@...> wrote:
>
> The pics are in the album "Mike's 89 PC" creator name of "wolfsburg78" look at
the pics from June 26. The first few pics are from my first attempt at making a
rack that mounted to the stock backrest. The one I made for the person in
Roswell had a backrest mounted to it; I have not uploaded those pics yet.
>
> Mike
> Baltimore, MD
> 89 PC
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@> wrote:
> >
> > Mike,
> > Why not post in the pictures section so others can see.
> > Fred
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Hess" <mike.hess82@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Actually I did sell one to someone in Roswell NM. I am in the process of
making another one. If you are interested send me an email and I will send you
some pics.
> > >
> > > Mike
> > > Baltimore, MD
> > > 89 PC
> > >
> > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, dino@ wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Mike,
> > > >
> > > > Any interest is making one for sale? Your rack sounds perfect but I
could not find the pics?
> > > >
> > > > Dean Enell
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "wolfsburg78" <wolfsburg78@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Just uploaded some photos of the new luggage rack I made for my JC
Whitney/Sears box I purchased a few weeks ago. It is made of 1/8 inch plate
steel and was cut using a jig saw with bimetal blades. I had to build a press
brake in order to do the bend I needed, it's crude but it did the job well.
After drilling the holes and doing a test fit I noticed it seemed a little weak
in the "arms" so I welded 1/4 inch square stock on the sides to give it
strength; that worked out really well. I now am going to work on making a
backrest to bolt to the rack so I can ride two up without the box.
> > > > >
> > > > > Mike
> > > > > Baltimore, MD
> > > > > 89 PC
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #98075

wolfsburg78
6/26/2010, 07:07 pm
Another homemade rack
Just uploaded some photos of the new luggage rack I made for my JC Whitney/Sears box I purchased a few weeks ago. It is made of 1/8 inch plate steel and was cut using a jig saw with bimetal blades. I had to build a press brake in order to do

    denell51
    10/19/2010, 04:04 pm
    Another homemade rack
    Mike, Any interest is making one for sale? Your rack sounds perfect but I could not find the pics? Dean Enell --- In

      mike.hess82
      10/20/2010, 11:38 am
      Another homemade rack
      Actually I did sell one to someone in Roswell NM. I am in the process of making another one. If you are interested send me an email and I will send you some pics. Mike Baltimore, MD 89 PC --- In

        goldwingman40
        10/20/2010, 03:09 pm
        Another homemade rack
        Mike, Why not post in the pictures section so others can see. Fred --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Hess&

          mike.hess82
          10/20/2010, 05:09 pm
          Another homemade rack
          The pics are in the album "Mike's 89 PC" creator name of "wolfsburg78" look at the pics from June 26. The first few pics are from my first attempt at making a rack that mounted to the stock backrest. The one I made for the pe

            goldwingman40
            10/20/2010, 05:45 pm
            Another homemade rack
            Mike, The rack looks good but it would not allow use with the rear spoiler. What thickness steel did you use? I see you put a flange along the bottom to stiffen it. Do you need all that steel along the sides or could you cut it up so it wo

              mike.hess82
              10/20/2010, 10:19 pm
              Another homemade rack
              I used 1/8" thick steel plate and cut it out as one piece. I welded the 1/4" square stock on each side to give the "arms" strength. I have already redesigned it as a three piece unit with 3/16" thick "arms" and

    motorcyclema...
    10/23/2010, 07:40 pm
    Another homemade rack
    Mike wrote: > Actually I did sell one to someone in Roswell NM. I > am in the process of making another one. If you are > interested send me an email and I will send you some pics. That is me, and while the rack is still s

      swiftly1...
      10/25/2010, 10:16 pm
      Another homemade rack
      Rear seat removal: Two hex bolts each side in passenger grab handles. Dick MacInnes