Sneak Peek at a Primo custom Rod Rack Fabrication

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by SkipEye, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few advance shots of my rod rack fabrication from last night. A race car fabricator buddy of mine gets the credit for working out the custom fit.

    I plan on submitting a more detailed write-up in the near future.

    Right now the unit is getting the final weld-up and then off to be powdercoated. Yep, I said powdercoated. It is going to be one BAD MOFO rod rack. Set up to accept driftmasters of course!

    A full write up will be provided once I get it finished and tested out on the water.
     

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  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    A couple more shots. It's going to be a good one!
     

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  3. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    That's a nice looking rod holder rack you have there. What did you build it out of ? I recently had one built out of aluminum that I like really well,but it was a little cashy,with the price of aluminum these days. I'll try to get some pictures of mine and get them posted.
     
  4. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Mine is built out of Chrome-Moly steel and is custom fabbed from one length of steel, plus powdercoated. This one will also be, as you put it, "CASHY". :wink:

    But you can't put a price tag on having the baddest rod-rack in town.:smile2:
     
  5. skydiver41

    skydiver41 New Member

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    That is the coolest, baddest rod holder I've ever seen!
     
  6. spoonfish

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    What did you use for the bases for the driftmasters. Are they welded to the top of the pipe or recessed into it?
     
  7. SkipEye

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    We machined some mounts from solid bar stock, contoured to fit the pipe with a notcher, threaded them, welded directly to the pipe. Double nutted the driftmasters to keep them rock-solid.

    This thread originally didn't generate any interest so I killed the review and publication.

    Have got to use it now and it is SWEET!:cool2:
     
  8. spoonfish

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    Looks very nice Darryl. Should give some of the guys some good ideas on building one. Might be able to go to a muffler shop or some where that has a bender and fabricate one. Thanks for posting it...
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Darryl That is one nice rod rack. I could see this ending up in the library, with a few more details. Thanks for sharing.:smile2:
     
  10. foodsaver

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    thats a good lookin rod rack.
     
  11. Gordhawk

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    I love the name of your boat. BTW,is that a roll cage for a race car I see in the background of one of the pictures. Racing is another one of my passions.
     
  12. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Nice Rack! :big_smile:
     
  13. cubedweller

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    I'm officially jealous of that rack. Yep, very nice. Looks sturdy enough you could tow someone with it.

    Yours is very similar to the one I was modeling/test fitting as a low-poly 3D model...just a whole lot slicker than mine. ;) I'd love to see more detail on how you mounted those driftmasters...
     

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