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  1. #1
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    Apr 2006

    DIY - Home-made Xtracycle running boards

    I know Xtracycle came out with new aluminum side steps to replace their heavier wood ones... but I liked the old wood ones. Looks classy. Here is my take on it.

    -Used 1/2 plywood.
    -Strengthening rib running the full length of the board which is glued and pocket holed with a Kreg jig
    -Rib has two sets of slots to fix a flashlight underneath or for strapping whatever I want under.
    -Re-used my used once wide loader bars and cut them down.
    -3" hole with (3) 2" holes for decoration and to allow me to use as a tie-down if necessary
    -1/4" round-over bit to match the snap-deck profile
    -6 coats of water based poly - although sadly I did not notice until after that the snap-deck uses oil based poly so the color does not match

    Rear lights are some Chinese 90 lumen blue and red (lost my green for xmas) flashlights

  2. #2
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    May 2006
    Man those are sweet! I am going to redo mine and use my old wideloaders which I hate.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2014
    Those are gorgeous! I'd call them Custom rather than merely homemade.

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