Converted back rack for bikes
In case it helps anyone.
- I purchased 2 sets (comes with 8 holders for 4 bikes) of the Stromberg Carlson CC125 bike holders that are designed for their cargo rack. I used 6 of the 8 holders to mount 3 bikes.
- To sturdy it all up, I bought a 72” piece of steel flat bar from Home Depot, cut it to match the length of the bike mounts, drilled holes to match up with the bike mount holes, and bolted through so it sandwiches across the mesh.
- In order to fit 3 bikes, I cut an inch off the outer side of 4 of the brackets and drilled 4 holes through the outer full edge of the cargo rack which allowed me to move the outer 2 bikes out an inch giving me room to mount a bike in the middle.
-Ratchets straps diagonally across the bikes snugs them down very tight.
- I didn’t have enough clearance to still fold the rack up with the bike mounts attached the way they came so I put them in vise and bent them down a couple of inches and can now fold the rack up when storing.
Pretty happy with how it turned out. Have the spare tire on there now, pretty sure it’s going in the truck bed because there just isn’t enough clearance with the rack down.