I'm interested. When you come to a price let me know.
Interesting. Have you been able to test fitment when using NAS lights?
Carl, I'd probably caution against the anodizing...my experience was that it "blued" (or, more accurately, purpled) rather quickly being out in the elements. You may want to test, or even consider powdercoat as an alternative. But they look great!Thanks Everyone!
The design should hold up well yet be more lightweight than a steel version. This started out as a spare-no-expense, do-it-right and make-it-last kind of a project and it is fabricated here in Portland. OR. I'm planning on using a Black color, Type 3 Anodization process in which the resulting aluminum oxide film is similar in hardness to a ruby or sapphire. Sounds overkill but from experience I have noticed that wind and weather tend to be pretty harsh on products mounted in that location. Unlike paint or powder coat you'll never have to deal with flaking and the subsequent rust issues that follow.
It is designed so that the cross bars interlock like a puzzle to the back plate and are welded in place from the back which helps rigidity and alignment. I am using Solidworks throughout the process and I am actually also in the process of building a 1:1 scaled Defender in SolidWorks to aid with other projects.
Details, images and pricing to follow.
Eh...roadside snack...saves for fuel!Nice bug catchers! I hate those big ol grasshoppers that are all like green on the inside and leave a giant greasy blob of smashed shell and guts.
Eh...roadside snack...saves for fuel!
would need quick disconnects! but really there might be something there! Kinda like tin foil on a manifold (lamb shank, butter and green onion).Remove a guard and you have a grill to BBQ your grasshoppers on.