LUVTruck.com

phpBBV3 Message Board
It is currently Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:40 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:07 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Posts: 31
Location: Concord, NC
Image
My 16' canoe makes my '79 LUV look tiny. Gets the job done but I would prefer to haul it on a trailer. Sheet metal on roof doesn't have enough support for this. :lol:

_________________
'75 LUV Mikado '79 LUV 4x4
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:11 am 
Offline
lives at LUVTruck.com
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:47 am
Posts: 313
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Jet ski trailers aren't too tuff to come by...

A little modification to the skids would probably be necessary, but it sure would be nice to start with a nearly purpose-built platform like that.

I'd be curious to see your eventual solution.

_________________
75 Mikado G180/4sp Desert Tortoise
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:31 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:48 pm
Posts: 6192
Location: Whittier, (So). Cal.
You can get real cheap trailers at a real cheap price sat Harbor Freight Tools. If you don't go too far for you boating, you could probably make one work well for yourself. http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsea ... ?q=trailer

_________________
3M TA3


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:55 am 
Offline
Member

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:28 pm
Posts: 36
Here's an idea I came up with, a removable bed rack so I don't have the hassle of a trailer. I took some measurements down to a local welder and he made it up for me. He also welded some big eye bolts to the front frame so I can run tie straps to them; at the rear, I run tie straps to the built-in cargo hooks on the tailgate.

The front bracket is an old school luggage rack that clamps to the drip rails; I found it at the local thrift store for a buck. It works great; I've been all over Oregon with it and no problems. I think I'll add some wood strips to the top of each bracket, so there's no metal-to-metal contact on the canoe.


Attachments:
LUV & canoe.JPG
LUV & canoe.JPG [ 459.98 KiB | Viewed 1571 times ]
canoe bracket, bed.jpg
canoe bracket, bed.jpg [ 469.33 KiB | Viewed 1571 times ]
canoe bracket plans.jpg
canoe bracket plans.jpg [ 231.42 KiB | Viewed 1571 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:22 am 
Offline
Assimilated into LUVTruck.com

Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:07 pm
Posts: 880
Location: N W Arkansas
What about using strips of old tire instead of pieces of wood?

_________________
'78 Chevy LUV,1.9,4sp,headers,31's,SAS Dana 30,Dana 20,SOA rear w/Aussie Locker, rough body, bought new 12/4/78.
'87 Trooper,2.3,5sp,headers,31's,ball joint flip & spacer,Aussie Locker rear,Superwinch hubs,brush guard w/5.5K winch,more to come.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:41 pm 
Offline
Member

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:28 pm
Posts: 36
That's a great idea! Wish I'd thought of it...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:43 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Posts: 31
Location: Concord, NC
I have thought about making something like that. I work for Lowe's in the ProServices department, dealing with a lot of contarctors with ladder racks on their trucks. My only concern is after I paint my truck, I do not want to scratch it by putting a rack on the roof.... :smt017

_________________
'75 LUV Mikado '79 LUV 4x4
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group