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Old 04-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
JungleFevre
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So I have bike rails for my roof rack, but I wanted to be able to carry bikes in the bed. This would allow me to have 4 people and 4 bikes, or better mpg's with 2 bikes.

I had seen the 2x4 method, but did not like the security of it so I decided to modify it a bit.

Supplies:
45.25" Square tube steel (2x4x1/8)
2 - 10" Turnbuckles
4 - 1/4x1" camber bolts
8 - 1/4" nuts
2 - Bike fork mounts (I used Rocky Mounts Clutch's)
~12" of wench line with loop
Paint and Primer

Started with about 6' of steel, so had to cut some off.


Measured and marked the location for the forkmounts. Then drilled 1/4" holes all the way through.


The bottom holes were then drilled out larger to allow for a socket to tighten the bolts and keep them out of sight.


The turnbuckles were attached to the bar by cutting out 1/8" steel loops and welding them to the bar.




A hole was drilled and the wench line was run out to serve as a locking point.


Finally the whole structure was primed and painted, and the fork mounts installed.

Installed pic's:




Will post pic's with bikes soon.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Cool!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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That's Bananas! I really dig it !
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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Finally threw some bikes on the rack





Left plenty of room between the bikes to fit a storage container for trips.







Unfortunately the full suspension bikes are too long to fit inside the bed extender (for now). I may make the extender longer to fit them or just make a bracket for the rear tires to attach the the top of the bed extender.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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Very cool
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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How about your neighbor's VW Bus? Even rarer than our Bajas.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:34 AM   #7
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Very nice. You could always strap the rear wheel to the cage when it's slightly lifted.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:02 AM   #8
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That bus needs a lot of care, doesn't look like is moved in years. I can strap the tire to the cage... Or i can make an extension for the extender lol
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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Very nice work
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