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Old 10-05-2018, 01:04 AM   #1
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Parts Rack

Some of the folks that followed my build thread asked about the parts rack that was visible in some of the pictures. Before taking it apart I snapped a few pics of the rack to show the basic structure. It was pretty crude looking but served itís purpose by keeping parts safety stored in a relatively small footprint. One thing I would do differently is use larger diameter swivel casters on every corner.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:07 AM   #2
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Re: Parts Rack

The front fenders went on top, rear fenders went on the bottom. The space between the uprights held the tailgate, box crossmembers, grille surround etc...
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:03 AM   #3
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Well done!
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thanks, I thought you had forgotten. Appreciate your effort. Clay
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Effective and simple. Plus not too spendy. I like the idea that you can move it around too.
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:05 PM   #7
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that's awesome. what's next?
mileage........hopefully get some seat time.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:15 PM   #8
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Re: Parts Rack

I give you props for the parts rack whether you copied ones on the market or you thought it up on your own. But if you thought it up on your own you are one BRILLIANT dude!

Here is a photo of a similar cart that we use at the shop where I work, we have 50 of them , yes FIFTY carts. They aren't all the same, there are two different ones. But his is a similar design to the one we have the most of.



Notice that the top is narrower than the bottom like yours. That is one of the biggest tricks to these carts, allowing you to hang stuff on them where they don't make the cart too big intruding on area around it, yet still has the shelves to put boxes and parts on.

These carts are a HUGE part of our program at work.

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Two great ideas and neither of them is all that expensive to do if you do your homework and a bit of scrounging.

I've had to put a total stop to buying anything for the shop until I get the shop up. I keep looking at The Habitat for Humanities store as they often have commercial shelving that they don't stick high prices on that could be modified for shop use. One of those HF furniture dollies would produce 4 casters for pocket change. Or one or two of the larger carts could be the base for what we see above.
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I had all of $25 in the rack, including the casters.
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The good thing is that you can reuse almost all of the lumber on another project.
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