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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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Custom Ski Rack Brackets

I'm not a fan of roof racks, and I wanted a way to keep my ski's secure in the bed, so I whipped up these little beauties.









The brackets utilize the factory cleat system. They were cut from stainless steel on a CNC plasma table.

The racks themselves are from Thule. I bought them on eBay for $40, used.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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wow man, solid stainless, nice work, that came out great! nicely done, CNC makes all the difference in the world. some of us put roof racks over the bed to do a similar set up.

this truck looks familiar, are you in VT?
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wow man, solid stainless, nice work, that came out great! nicely done, CNC makes all the difference in the world. some of us put roof racks over the bed to do a similar set up.

this truck looks familiar, are you in VT?
Thanks man.

I'm in western New York. I wish I was in VT right right now!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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nice setup!


where in WNY are you? i’m going up in about a month. going to go to holiday valley and snowboard.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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Nice, looks good!
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nice setup!


where in WNY are you? iím going up in about a month. going to go to holiday valley and snowboard.
Nice!!

I live at Kissing Bridge, but I skied at Holiday for their opening day last weekend.

We've got a big storm coming. You should be in good shape for your trip.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #8
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Nice!!

I live at Kissing Bridge, but I skied at Holiday for their opening day last weekend.

We've got a big storm coming. You should be in good shape for your trip.
nice. i got family in the hamburg/eden area. i think me, mom and my brother and his GF are all leaving jan 19th. iíll be in the taco. so keep an eye out for a taco with TN tags and a tacomaworld.com sticker on back window.

and sweet hope you guys get another before i come up. i cant wait to snowmobile have not rode in almost 6 years.
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nice! looks good!
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Nice Rack!

I did something similar also for carrying a small Yakima cargo basket & my sand tracks on the other side.





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Old 12-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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Wonder if this rack could just be twisted off with some help from someone else. Not that I want your did taken, I don't. I am very interested and think the function is great. I just want to know if some one could potentially steal my skis or snowboard. I personally think that would be perfect. Thanks for any help.
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Wonder if this rack could just be twisted off with some help from someone else. Not that I want your did taken, I don't. I am very interested and think the function is great. I just want to know if some one could potentially steal my skis or snowboard. I personally think that would be perfect. Thanks for any help.
Without the skis in there, you could probably loosen the knobs on the cleats enough to twist it off, but with skis in there, and the rack locked, I doubt you could twist it off.

You could, however, loosen all the knobs, then slide all four cleats off the back of the rails. This would take four people though. They would all have to be slid at the same time, and they do not slide easily.
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Wonder if this rack could just be twisted off with some help from someone else. Not that I want your did taken, I don't. I am very interested and think the function is great. I just want to know if some one could potentially steal my skis or snowboard. I personally think that would be perfect. Thanks for any help.
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Without the skis in there, you could probably loosen the knobs on the cleats enough to twist it off, but with skis in there, and the rack locked, I doubt you could twist it off.

You could, however, loosen all the knobs, then slide all four cleats off the back of the rails. This would take four people though. They would all have to be slid at the same time, and they do not slide easily.

I was thinking the same thing. Skis should keep the bars from twisting even with 2 people trying to grab them. Looks good to me.
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Making anymore?
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Making anymore?
If there was enough interest, I would whip up another batch. I'd want it to be enough to use up a whole sheet of steel though.
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Wow, nice set up, that rack looks familar.
Thanks again
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Looks great man. I was just thinking of something like this during the week. We went to Big Bear in CA. Rained and sleet on us ugh. Very nice bracket though.
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Rough estimate, nothing to hold you to. Just a ballpark figure.
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