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Ice Chest rack for the Yellow Bird

I bought one of those "Addon Accessories" brand aluminum racks for my bike. It came with the vertical hitch adapter.

Big problem, it won't fit this bike...

so, do we modify it, or leave it alone and sell it to someone who can use it.

Jimmy and I decided it would be smarter to just go out the surplus iron barrel and dig in it and see what comes out that we can use.

And here is what the mystro came up with.

hell for stout is the Red Neck version we have now.

the two parallel bars on the bottom side by the bolt?
they keep the rack from swiveling IF the bolt were to ever get loose.
The nut is a Nylock nut, so doubt that happens.

Why is that necessary? Well, we did not have a spare vertical receiver adapter in that scrap barrel so, we just made it to take the place of a trailer ball hitch.

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It looks good but I just have to ask.
Why that little bolt holding it on?
You're taking the ball off anyway so why not just have a big enough hole that you could use the ball to mount it?

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That "little" bolt is a 1/2 inch Grade 8

I think it is up to the task of holding onto about 40 lbs of ice and water


and to be precise, we did not have a drill big enough to make a hole that size

I suppose though, if Jimmy and I had not been suffering from Heat Delusia, we might have thought of that and used a torch to make that hole a tad bit bigger

but, to be real honest, we did talk about that, and the trailer hitch ball stud has been cut off by someone, and was not long enough to get thru the big angle iron and put the nut on.

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With that and a full cooler you might have trouble keeping the front wheel on the road.

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Dave,

it won't be any heavier than the trailer was loaded up.

I will never notice the difference.
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With that and a full cooler you might have trouble keeping the front wheel on the road.
2 end gear at 6000 rpm. well just shift at a more reasonable rpm john.

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2 end gear at 6000 rpm. well just shift at a more reasonable rpm john.
That red line is there for a reason which is to tell you when to shift.

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Dave, I think that one slipped by. Just needs paint to be finished. I made one for my trailer tongue, gonna need a bunch of water and ice.
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there is one point no one has mentioned yet, how much did it cost me or Jimmy?

hmmmm, 3 welding rods, about 3 hours, and a few glasses of ice water.
the metal all came out of a 55 gallon drum of scrap pieces...
yeah, that about does it

then we had to do the repartee bit, I sat down at his computer and we massaged his website and added on some new purty things.

see? I got a new ice cooler rack, and Jimmy got a better looking website

http://jimjamescreations.com/our-work/

Look down thru that list, and tell me that boy don't have some talent...
we added on the last six items on that page yesterday in between welding rods....


between the two of us, we bounce back and forth, "I need this done" and then he says "well, while you are here, why not get this added on to my website?"
and we spent 4 hours total bouncing back and forth between the computer and the welding machine.

get too hot? hmmm, that computer has an air conditioner blowing down on it.....
feeling okay now? we need to get back out there and finish up that ice rack....

so, it all worked out to our advantage, both ways.
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Look at this piece he made, it has internal threads, and external threads.

yep, it has a screw on cap, and when the cap is on tight, the lines in the cap and body perfectly mesh together. You just about can't see where the joint is.



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