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Old 04-13-2009, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Homemade--Shovel and Axe mount

I Just finished my Shovel and Axe mounts on the Rack and wanted to show them off; my wife thinks I am crazy but I think they look cool.

I made them from some stainless hardware, some flatbar, gate hinges, and a little welding (don't mind the splatter, POS welder!). I used small locks through the bolts in order to ensure they don't mysteriously disappear. The head of the axe, the areas that come in contact with the mounts, and the axe safety bracket were all coated with the plasticoat rubber coating spray.

I painted the wooden part of the handle on the shovel flat black and will paint the yellow on the axe to match.

Let me know what you think!

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Nice work
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sweet stuff. its gonna be nice to have in the woods when shit gets bad....

well actually it'd be even more fun in traffic when the prick behind you won't stop honking his horn and flipping you the bird!
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Niiiiice.
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well actually it'd be even more fun in traffic when the prick behind you won't stop honking his horn and flipping you the bird!
No that's why you have a draw bar in the hitch receiver and a lift to make sure it lines up with the top of the grill and hood.... That is easily explained to the nice man with a gun and a badge...

The hacked up body in the boot is not so easily explained don't ask me why I know this...
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Thanks guys! Next on the list of fabs is a winch mount/tray, sliders, and metal bumper end caps with an antenna mount built in. I'll keep you posted.
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Came out nice. Are you going to make the FLRC spring rallye this weekend?
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See here now. That is simply not going to work. First...there are no electronics on those brackets. How do you expect them to fail in true Land Rover form if you don't include electronics? Second...my jealousy is over shadowed by how awesome they look. Good job.
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Thanks guys! Next on the list of fabs is a winch mount/tray, sliders, and metal bumper end caps with an antenna mount built in. I'll keep you posted.
this is very cool, I have fixed and re-built several parts on my car, but as far as bending metal and making cool stuff like bumpers and rockslider's..... that is ten times cooler, I like how this seems to be afamily project for you. My Dad and I used to work on my car together, definately good times and good memories! In fact I remember several times sitting next to the woodstove with my bro, smoking a cigar and talking with my transmission almost completely back in my Rover!! I think you're cool for having a project like that to do with your kids.
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See here now. That is simply not going to work. First...there are no electronics on those brackets. How do you expect them to fail in true Land Rover form if you don't include electronics? Second...my jealousy is over shadowed by how awesome they look. Good job.
I agree...I should just put a Lucas Sticker on it to ensure it will let me down at some point.

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this is very cool, I have fixed and re-built several parts on my car, but as far as bending metal and making cool stuff like bumpers and rockslider's..... that is ten times cooler, I like how this seems to be afamily project for you. My Dad and I used to work on my car together, definately good times and good memories! In fact I remember several times sitting next to the woodstove with my bro, smoking a cigar and talking with my transmission almost completely back in my Rover!! I think you're cool for having a project like that to do with your kids.
DEFINITELY fun times. They are only five (twins) but they seriously love it...so much that occasionally I'll get a "Dad, is there anything to do on the range rover so we can work in the garage?"... maybe because this was the first car they ever drove (with a little help from Dad).

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I like the locks you installed. That axe doesn't look like the cheap kind, nor the shovel.
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I like the locks you installed. That axe doesn't look like the cheap kind, nor the shovel.
Believe it or not, all parts came from Home Depot. I did look at quite at few shovels and axes but found HD had the best prices and good quality.

Shovel $15
Axe $30
All the hardware to build was about $35
Paint $10
Used roof rack $175
Paint for the rack $10
(I had the flat bar in the garage)
...and some sweat and blood

Total for all was $275. Not bad considering the cost of some mounts alone!

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An axe is a very handy thing to have when your door handles snap off in your hand, which they will do, and at the least convenient time.
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