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Old 04-06-2021, 09:35 AM   #1
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WTB Aluminess Swing Arm Tire Rack or similar snug box rack for genny

I'm trying to build a rack that holds my honda generator very close to the rear door (closer than the stock Aluminess box that's designed for the genny), based on limited rear clearance in garage.

My best idea so far is to start with the Aluminess tire rack and cut the diagonal to place a platform or box above the lower support tube. (I know I'll need to add some structure.

The final product would look something like these pics.

It's not ideal to cannibalize a $875 item, but I might live with that if it weren't for the shipping / production delays they currently have.

So, if anyone has a swing-arm tire mount (or something else to start with), please let me know.
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:27 AM   #2
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Before you cannibalize a good one I have one with a crack in it from the previous owner backing into something I was going to have it welded
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:47 AM   #3
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Holy cow-- that's great. Where you at? Will PM you too.
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:22 PM   #4
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Seems to me a local Fab or Welding shop can easily make you such a box much cheaper than buying an Aluminess one that you'd cut down anyway (in Aluminum or steel). The Shop I've used has made several more complicated projects for me with no issue, and normally within a 10 day turnaround.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:18 AM   #5
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Yeah-- if I can find the right one. I'm still managing too many projects right now (even with good contractors, the design, build, test, improve cycle gets tiresome), so starting with something I know fits the van has peace of mind factor (not re-inventing the wheel).

Sporkchop: PM me back! (or call)
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Old 04-07-2021, 12:33 PM   #6
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Update: Sporkchop (who was super nice) 's rack needed the full Aluminess bumper.

Still looking for the stand-alone Aluminess tire rack that bolts between the stock frame and bumper. (@ Twoxentrix Fab shops I've tried are backed-up)
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Old 04-07-2021, 01:10 PM   #7
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https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...per-15987.html don’t know if you seen this one. 86Scotty has/had a cool setup..Nice talking with you GL with the build.
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Buyers has a box for $235 that would be considerably less expensive to alter than a $675 Aluminess box: Its 24" wide and 18" tall (which you would need for an EU220i), just cut it down to your desired 12 or 13" depth
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