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Custom Ski/Snowboard Bed Rack

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by garrettnb, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    garrettnb

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    So after a few trips up the mountain I realized I wanted something to secure the snowboard I take up the mountain with me. But not wanting to drop some big money on something I'd only use for a few months out of the year I opted out to make something myself with some 2x4s I had lying around. So without further delay:

    The first fitting, none of the 3 main pieces secured:
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    Gluing in the foam:
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    All finished, with some snow to boot!
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  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Pretty badass
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Nice.

    You should finish the wood so it doesn't get destroyed by moisture.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    You might try rolling the foam up and over the tops of the 2x4s standing vertical. That might prevent h2o from entering in the top/end of the vertical 2x4s and causing water log. Also could prevent the foam from separating from the 2x4s (provided the foam is one solid piece) as your board's edge might grab this shiznit when you put your board in the holder slot deal.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    nicely done.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    Nice work, I have been interested in something convenient that can still be moderately secure for food beer stops on the way to and from. Ease of use is number one on my list, you did a nice job.

    ...did you get much out of the storm last week, I saw forecasts for Washington discussing the potential snow fall in feet rather than inches...sounded promising

    Give us an update after living with the rack for a while

    Fatchance
     
  8. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    4 boards laid like this dont move around at all. dont need no fancy racks:cool:
     
  9. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    nice. its always cool when someone makes stuff for there truck instead of just buying it
     
  10. Jan 28, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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    Thanks guys! I'll update at the end of the season!

    Madjik_Man: Stain is going to happen as soon as it's warm enough out to dry out the lumber and not freeze the stain...

    jm218: I've considered this but was scrounging and only had enough foam for what I did cover. Additionally, it's held together by 2 nuts so I can just pull it out and stick it in the shed when not in use. No real worries about the moisture.

    Fatchance: I did take advantage of the snow, we had a big ol dump on our mountains here. As soon as I find someone to crimp up the plastic coated steel cable I've got i'll have an ability to lock the boards to the truck. Assuming someone doesn't just unscrew the bindings from the board.

    IDtrucks: Some of my friends ski, or I don't always have a full load.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:10 AM
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    pretty good idea
     
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