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#16 dasupersprint

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 06:25 PM

I added a 3rd flat bar in the middle, and 12 more holes and bolts... So now the wood bars are really solid.

 

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 06:27 PM

But the rear flat bar was still not as solid as I wanted it. So I made my own curved angle bar by welding a 90 degrees section on it. Now it's more than solid.

 

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 06:28 PM

And reinforcing plates on both sides. I should stop adding weight on it now

 

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 07:04 PM

I'm not done! still adding reinforcement on the front

 

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 07:18 PM

Nice work!

And hats off for doing that outside in the snow!! 



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Posted 18 January 2021 - 02:17 PM

The wood bars are sanded and with 7 layers of varnish

 

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 02:20 PM

I cleaned the welds and it looks ready for finishing. I have 3 choices for the finish:

- Chrome or zinc plating. If too expensive I will go for:

- Powdercoating in the most mirror-like finish. If too expensive I would:

- Paint it myself with rattle cans

 

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 02:23 PM

I will see in spring time because for now, everything is closed for Covid. I can't paint outside because it's too cold and can't paint inside because the Mini is there.

Meanwhile I put the rack back on the roof and it saves me some space in the garage

 

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