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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:16 PM
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This may be the smallest of small projects, but I'm glad i did it.

I always had my shovel quick-fisted to the inside of my wheel well in the cargo area of the truck. Not a big deal but not the best place for it. Wasted inside space and a pain to get to if I had cases in the back.

So - i made these clamps to go on the side rail of my roof rack. Had some stainless hardward to use. Currently they are drying with a coat of paint....

Pic shows them mounted on a piece of stock thats the same as my roof rack. - I'll only put it on when I plan on going off road/on trips


Very secure - doesn't rattle at all. - makes me feel like I had a productive Tuesday night I think I may try to do something similiar with the Hi-lift, but I'll probably not use quick fists for that.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:25 PM
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This may be the smallest of small projects, but I'm glad i did it.

I always had my shovel quick-fisted to the inside of my wheel well in the cargo area of the truck. Not a big deal but not the best place for it. Wasted inside space and a pain to get to if I had cases in the back.

So - i made these clamps to go on the side rail of my roof rack. Had some stainless hardward to use. Currently they are drying with a coat of paint....

Pic shows them mounted on a piece of stock thats the same as my roof rack. - I'll only put it on when I plan on going off road/on trips


Very secure - doesn't rattle at all. - makes me feel like I had a productive Tuesday night I think I may try to do something similiar with the Hi-lift, but I'll probably not use quick fists for that.
Those things hold up to UV light pretty well?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:32 PM
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A hole needs far less hardware.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:42 PM
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A hole needs far less hardware.

You mean just drilling into the rack?
Downsides:
  • Fixed position, can't ever move it if I want/need to
  • My rack is galvanized steel. If I drill holes into it, I'll be removing zinc making areas for rust to start... I did end up doing this for my jerry can mounts and afterwards i regretted it...although so far as long as i keep the stainless bolt screwed in tight, it hasn't started to rust yet
  • I'd be stuck inside doing nothing all night.

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Those things hold up to UV light pretty well?
The quick fist? They are a rubber so yes... they are very very strong, durable,and easy to "un-latch" Firetrucks use them a bunch to hold all their tools
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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Yeah, but it would be a lot less fun to work on, wouldn't it?

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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Stainless u bolt a plate to the rack and then you can drill that to your hearts content.
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I think it looks pretty trick Adrian. A shovel and enough time you could dig yourself out of almost any non-wet situation. I'm thinking of moving my Hi-lift outside of the truck so would be interested to see what you build on that project.
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