View Full Version : DIY Board Racks
09-13-2011, 10:40 PM
Well Here goes... adding a set of racks to my 04 Xstar. Thought Id post this on here from start to finish and yall can decide whether its right for you or not. I was looking to buy some to bolt on but I have a tower that isnt all tubing and I didnt want to add them way up high. Insted Im using the pre-drilled holes and fabricating the racks from 6061 t6 aluminum (1/2") Bought the aluminum on ebay or 60 bucks. Maybe after a little elbow grease and a couple days Ill have a nice set for well under what racks cost these days.
09-13-2011, 11:10 PM
stock sheet 6061 T6 aluminum 1/2"
09-15-2011, 12:21 AM
cutting with jig
09-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Looks good so far
09-15-2011, 01:17 PM
I need to align the holes in tower and go to lowes to get some bolts. After that should just be to drill the fingers holes after aligning and screw it all together. Will post pics.
09-18-2011, 01:13 PM
Ok here she is! got one done yesterday. I think it looks just fine..after all was said and done total cost was around 100 bucks and about 3 days of a couple hours of work. Still have to attach bungee rope to it but thats no biggie.