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post #1 of 11 Old 04-01-2017, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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No spare rear rack.

Just put this together. Lined out by Jeff Scherb.

Still waiting on my morryde hinges to mount the third bracket.



Still need to bolt in 3 ammo cans and an action Packer for a small kitchen, the cooler will be strapped down. Im going to need a step stool to get in the cooler while its up there and that can get bungeed to the cooler.


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rack - shrack ; I dig your decal!
I have him on my jeep someplace for folks to know how we feel about them, too...


edit: I did check the rack out and it's nice. Personally, I'd find a good Krylon that didn't require primer/ had it mixed-in and "flat black-it ",but it's just my opinion. Aluminum saves weight ; couldn't you also have a rectangle of expanded aluminum mesh from McMaster-Carr riveted to the floor of your basket- or eye bolted so it'd be removable - so stuff smaller than a softball won't fall thru the bottom ?
Lastly , 'think heavier duty /reinforced hinges maybe needed with this if your Offroading it and carrying that type weight , I'd wonder ?

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I have morryde heavy duty hinges on order. Ill be adding a third bracket once to the hinges once they're on.

Heaviest thing on the rack will be my food cooler and that will be centered. Recovery gear will be in one of the ammo cans or quick fist to the rack, first aid kit will be another, not sure what is going in the third can.


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Should be less then a spare tire. Heaviest thing will be the food cooler and that will be centered and wont always be up there. Will be carrying a strap D rings, an ax bow saw and shovel, and first aid kit. I need to dig my rafting stuff out of the snow to find my cooking gear. I plan on a Action Packer with a catering stove, a cast iron pan, cutlery, basically a small kitchen.

Put the Packer and cans up there to measure for the cooler.



Im short by about an inch for the cooler. If I remove the upper rail I can move the Packer and cans out and should have enough room for my old ***** Coleman cooler.


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Pulled the rail and mounted the Action Packer, Ill bolt the cans in tomorrow. Should be plenty of room for my cooler.



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Cans bolted in.



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nice! That is very versatile.

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Strapped the cooler in to test fit. This cooler is older then I am, I have a new one of these on the way. Will be mounting a CB antenna behind it, the cooler wont always be on there.


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I have a Front Runner tailgate table I have yet to install, but with my back it seems low for cooking and prep.

The backside of the rack could either have a table clip on or be mounted and hinged. If I had a table off the rack I could use the FR table for a staging area for food or drink prep, with the upper table for actual cooking.



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New cooler arrived. perfect fit. I wanted a Ozark Trail cooler but measurements dint look like it would fit.



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Finally got the Morryde HD hinges installed. They dont open as wide as the stock hinges do, the rear glass rubs on the rack.

Im gonna have to push the rack out before putting in the third bracket for the rack.





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