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Pallet = Roof basket


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No, it's not wood. Aluminum shipping pallet rated for 900+ pounds, my friend's dad sourced a bunch when Bayer closed ...


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Old 06-14-2010, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Aluminum shipping pallet rated for 900+ pounds, my friend's dad sourced a bunch when Bayer closed a local plant and we had a genius idea of what to do with them. Cost me all of $11 and change for sandpaper, primer, and flat black paint and four carriage bolts/washers/nuts. Currently bolted through the stock bars, but I'm working on acquiring some Thule gutter-mount bars to both stabilize it and increase the carrying capacity.
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That looks a lot like those $200+ Con Ferr(spelling?) roof racks! Very nice indeed!
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thanks dude!

it works just fine, and happens to be just wide enough inside to accommodate a 33. Eventually, said 33 will be on a tire carrier attached to my bumper, leaving room for other goodies. I'm working on a way right now to attach a HiLift to it. I may end up just making a bracket and attaching it to the side. I thought about attaching one of my custom bike racks to it, but I need to wait until I have driprail bars to do that.

Why a custom bike rack, you ask? Because my monster downhill bike doesn't fit anything else
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wow now thats cool! very impressive
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Not a bad $11 investment. Now what where they really used for?


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Not a bad $11 investment. Now what where they really used for?
originally for hauling stuff around the local Bayer Pharmaceuticals plant. Probably explains why the plant ran out of money and closed- they spent it all on 300-something-dollar pallets. I'm not complaining though
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Way to recycle!
Looks great, like it was made for it
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Jerry Bransford on JeepForum hates it, but then again he hates everything that doesn't fit a Dana 35 or that he doesn't think of first
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sounds like the guys on pirate!
screw 'em
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sounds like the guys on pirate!
screw 'em
or those arkansas guys who crawl lol
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