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Scrap Metal Cooler Rack

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Toyland4x4, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Toyland4x4

    Toyland4x4

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    Well I finally got tired of warm water and got myself a cooler. Now in a 40 you know theres not alot of room for one. So I had already made my tire carrier a gas can holder so I decided to add to it. I started by adding inch square tubing uprights. One side I used the hinge bolts , the other side I used the old tire holder holes.
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    I had to space out the gas holder to clear the inch tubing
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    Then I made a cooler holder from a bed frame I stole from someones garbage.
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    I welded the cooler holder on the truck to make sure it would bolt on and off
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    Then I had to make the 45 degree supports I used the top bolt of the bottom hinge this time and made a new hole in the carrier for the other side
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    I then welded thesupports on the truck also. Then I painted everything and bolted it back up.
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    Then I loaded it up and its solid as a rock. My cruiser is a 70 so I have the heavy tire carrier. With the bolts going thru the diamond plate its very solid. I use to run my 35" spare on it and had no problems. Im moving my spare to the wheelwell behine my seat. This took me about 5 hours mostly looking for bolts!
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    Got to use some scrap I had laying around and can actually bring stuff to eat now on the trail!:D
     
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  2. Hobbs

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    Nice! Don't forget to strap it down!!
     
  3. Toyrod

    Toyrod

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    quote: most of the time looking for bolts.

    What happened to all those J@#p bolts that I picked up on Golden Spike and threw in the back of your rig last year??
     
  4. Toyland4x4

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    Like I would put a j#@p part on my cruiser!
     
  5. Toyland4x4

    Toyland4x4

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    Ya it will be ratchet strapped down!
     
  6. toyrunner

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    Cool! I can retire as Chef !:D
    Looks good, Adam :cool:
     
  7. camcruiser13

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    looks good,

    sweet cooler
     
  8. larsdennert

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    Nice. Shiniest thing on the cruiser. You're getting serious about this wheeling stuff. Next thing you know you'll be bringing one of your wives huh?
     
  9. HawkDriver

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    Krafty.

    Nice detailed pics and writeup. ;)
     
  10. PabloVTA

    PabloVTA beside La Caja China SILVER Star

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    boy, that's shiny!
    nice rack, find a bottle opener for it!