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Old 06-22-2018, 06:55 AM   #1
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Bumper rack mod

Like others I was unimpressed with the rear fold down cargo rack. Without vertical support for bikes, camp table, chair or two, it seemed almost useless. Here are some pics of a mod I completed to add that needed vertical support. The four support arms fold down when not in use and are held in place by 1/4 in. push pins. The top piece which holds everything together when in use is the only piece stored elsewhere. It is also the one piece I had made due to the welding of the end caps. The materials are available from a steel supplier and local hardware. It took a day from design to completion but could be done in half that time. Bikes can be added before the top cap goes on. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-22-2018, 07:02 AM   #2
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Nice work looks great and should solve your securing issues. here is a product you may consider as an addition to ensure the bumper lives up to your mod.
https://www.amazon.com/SafetyStruts-.../dp/B00JASCNEE
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Looks good. I've yet to use mine.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:16 AM   #4
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Nice!
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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Nice work looks great and should solve your securing issues. here is a product you may consider as an addition to ensure the bumper lives up to your mod.
https://www.amazon.com/SafetyStruts-.../dp/B00JASCNEE
Thanks! I had a set of those but returned them. My rack is attached to the frame right where these would mount. It doesn’t even rest on the bumper.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:57 AM   #6
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That's great. Can you share the design? Even back of the napkin design would. Be helpful.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:33 AM   #7
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Can do, give me a few days.
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Can do, give me a few days.


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Hope this works
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