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    Well I was going to buy the Happy Trail rack but my wife reminded me that I have to work on my 1968 Volvo 122S . I like to look around and find cheap ways of doing thing. I tried to take pictures of the Happy Trail rack to a welder but it was to much work I guess. I have had the side bags for about a year and I really wanted to take a long ride here in South Korea. I'll let you guess what I found to make my rack out of....hehehe



    I would like you guys to comment on what I have done so far. I kind think its to wide and long.....



    Here are some pics and sorry for the bad Iphone pictures



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    So what is it???



    He charged me $10 and did a great job









    I am thinking of cutting it off at the bottom above the curve at the cross member










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    Outstanding! Very clever, very clever.



    If anything its a little too long, but not bad at all. I think it looks great!
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    Does look nice. I bet it's fairly sturdy as well.
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    Was it the base of a chair or foot rest? Pure genius is what it is.
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    Shopping cart frame?

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    Have you considered welding in another piece of the "repurposed alernate ferrous material" to tie the rear end of both sides together like the Happy Trails setup?



    That's ingenius. I stare at everything I see trying to find a rack in it somehow.



    Only pic I have of the HT rear bar, but it ties both sides together so they won't bend in a tipover:







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    Wow, good job..

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    That rack rocks! If you think its too wide you could put 2 storage tubes in the space on the left side, more storage and fills the gap.



    I would definitely put the bar between the two bag mounts. I added one after a tip over and the extra support and stability is great. If you tip yours without a support it will kink your rack at the bends and that would suck.



    Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks for all the comments. I had to share your words to the wife to show her I am as smart as I think...LOL



    I was going to add the bar on the back but first I think I will shorten it a bit by cutting at the top to keep the curves on the bottom. Storage tube is on order!! Do you guys think I should bring it in some? I have looked around and seen others that are really wide, maybe its because I'm not use to seening it on the bike.



    Yep it was part of a chair that I found outside.



    I'll post more pictures when I am "done"

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    The bar is to keep the sides rigid in a fallover.



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