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    Homemade racks?

    Anyone ever made a homemade trunk rack for a car. I want a trunk rack for my civic but was wondering if there was homemade dyi versions out there thanks!

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    Trunk tracks are cheap enough that I would be surprised if it came out significantly cheaper to make one. If you are set on it, I would probably use 3/4" emt and get a Bender. like I said, though, I doubt you would come out ahead financially, as you would not only need supplies, but likely a tool as well. Now if you are doing it for kicks, that is another thing...







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    Yeah I'm not trying to save money. You almost can't not when they are only 35$ here. Just seeing if there is anything cool out there even if it's more expensive then just buying one.

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    Trunk racks are very cheap used and not worth the time to design and build one. Now if you're talking about a hitch rack, many DIYs out there. .

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    Nope just want a cool custom trunk rack. I know for most people it wouldn't be worth it but was hoping there were others like me just wanting something different.

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    Not sure how to make a trunk rack "cool". Maybe integrate it into a big wing spoiler for your Civic?

    I would go for a custom roof rack, if you wanted something with style points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owtdorz View Post
    I'd have to say they are very compatible in $$$ to other bike racks & more versatile than any other.

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    Sea suckers are the coolest ones out there. My buddy's got them and they are totally awesome for sure.

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    Homemade racks?-dscn3474_zps8e55f721.jpg
    I used T- tracks as the base so I can remove the trays when not needed.

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    Origin 8 mounts... great for different forks.

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    Cut up a pair of Rocky mount trays (they sell just the trays in their parts section)

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    The trays are removable so I can store a wheel if I'm solo guy.

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    How's the access to the trunk with a bike mounted?

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    Homemade racks?-teerunk_zps76b3cba8.jpg

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    No access with the bike(s) mounted but it's a custom car and I hardly have the need to open the trunk anyway so it was not an issue.

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