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post #1 of 108 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Built Luggage Rack - Mock up done

I might be way off on this, but there seems to be a need for luggage racks around here.

I had some time in the ol' garage tonight, so I whipped up a mock up. I did it freehand so it ended up a little longer and slimmer than stock. Still a little rough, but it has potential.

Would anyone be interested in something like this?

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looks good to me! just paint it and ship it! lol

how's the seat fit with it on?

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Interested here!

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I don't need one, but my brother might. Please keep me in the loop.

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I'm interested but concerned about ability to hold weight without the two upright supports as well as the base plate supports

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post #6 of 108 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 08:56 AM
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I have to say you have a nice rack there, I'd like to get my hands on one like that! Well done.

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Nice prototype kc. I would have interest. It will need the upright supports (easy right?).
After the rack flares out behind the backrest, it could even be a little wider than OEM.

I am going to subscribe to this thread ... anticipating a purchase!

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paint it and ship it I agree. good work. scuba scuba scuba54220 VROC # 32658 (scuba)
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I agree that the upright support tabs will be needed for increased stability and durability.

Overall your project looks great so far.


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Nice job. With a little refinement you will probably have a winner. I suspect, though, that it will cost more to produce than you can get for them. Never know until you try, though, right?

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