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  • Pics of my camper basket and cargo carrier

    Take a look at my camper basket project. It was my first. The next post will have a pic of my second cargo carrier with a pic of my #1 helper.
    Todd Eldridge
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    Newbie Hobby Welder

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    Went with all 1" tubing on this one. Like it better and I think it is stronger. How about my helper?
    Todd Eldridge
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    Newbie Hobby Welder

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    • #3
      Todd, nice work and a good looking helper.

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      • #4
        I tell you why.

        Thats because welding is more addicting than crack.Maybe to save the children?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Srubrn
          Went with all 1" tubing on this one. Like it better and I think it is stronger. How about my helper?
          Cool helper! What is the thickness of your x metal? Looks like the holes are 1 1/2" x 1" ? Very nice job!

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          • #6
            Rocky,

            Thanks. The x is 1 1/2"
            Todd Eldridge
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            Newbie Hobby Welder

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            • #7
              Todd,
              Nice job on the second carrier. Once I finish putting the expanded metal on my roof rack, making a carrier is next on the list.
              The one thing that I noticed missing from both racks is any type of lateral bracing. It might just be the angle of the pictures you posted
              What I'm talking about is a strap (support) running from the spine to the outside edges of the carrier to keep the whole carrier from tipping from side to side while you go down the road and eventually fatiguing (sp?) the welds to the point that they fail I think some 1"x1/8" running from each corner angled down to the bottom of the spine and then back up to the opposite corner should tighten things up nicely and keep Murphy from rearing his ugly head.

              Just a thought, keep us posted.. Cheers

              Andy
              Navy Bomb Disposal-It's a BLAST!!

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              • #8
                SCRBRN.............AH NICE JOB,,,,,,,,,,,GOOD HELP THESE DAYS IS HARD TO FIND................ .......................................ROCK
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                • #9
                  Andy,

                  There is support. You just can't see it. There is a piece of 1 1/2" angle running from the spine to each end right in the middle. Also on the back end of the spine where it is welded to the frame I put a piece of 2" 3/16 overlapping the two. I put two people on it weighing over 200Lb. a piece on both ends and jumped up and down.

                  Thanks for the info though.
                  Todd Eldridge
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                  Newbie Hobby Welder

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