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Welder needed for a Rod/Cooler Rack

Welder needed for a Rod/Cooler Rack




I have a custom rod and cooler rack made by Ray at Rays Racks that I need mounted on another vehicle. A custom bracket will need to be welded to the frame and I am looking for a good welder who has done this type of work before. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I am willing to drive a distance (1.5 hours) from Salvo. I had this rack on two other vehicles and Ray did that work for me in the past.

I have either spoken with or attempted to call with no success The Welding Shop, Harbor Welding, Scarborough Boatworks, and Anglers Aluminum. Those that I did speak with are just too busy and I venture to say that most others are as well.

Thanks in advance!


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How are you mounting it to your Vehicle ?. I have seen adapters that will bolt to your rack and then fit into a 2 inch receiver if this is how you mount yours.They are less then $100.

I had have one that I mounted like this and will connect to any 2 inch receiver . But what I did went to Walmart bought a cargo rack for a ATV. about 65 $ mounted to the rack with a few bolts. Works well and I also have extra room on the side to place drinks or bait or what ever, Easy enough to do yourself.



http://www.rodrack.com/2-receiver-adapters/


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My rack is almost identical to my dad's as shown with the exception that I have an additional rod holder on each side and instead of two rounded bucket holders, one is more square to better hold a small bait cooler.

My rack cannot mount to a receiver. Two stainless steel pipes extend approx. 1" through the vent in the air dam and slide into the two support pipes beneath the rack. This set up gets the bottom of the rack higher than a receiver sticking below the air dam. It also gives me two points of connection where the rack will not rock side to side. Its a strong setup and I stand in the bucket holder to tie a bow line to my kayaks.

The downfall of the setup is that I have to get a new bracket welded every time I change vehicles, but I knew that going in!




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I believe there is a place just over the WMB in Point Harbor or Harbinger called Atlantic Welding


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It might be called Atlantic Shores.


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Had Sonny at Harbor Welding do the work. He did a nice job, only downfall is that I had to drive to Columbia to have it done.


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There is a welder in Wanchese NC, they do most of the ss and alum. work for the boats around here. I had a truck rack built by them and they did a super job!


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There is a welder in Wanchese NC, they do most of the ss and alum. work for the boats around here. I had a truck rack built by them and they did a super job!

Spearo#1


The Welding Shop??? I did meet with Kelly but they were super busy. He is a really nice guy and would not hesitate to use him for any future work.


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Go over to Great Gut Deli in Wanchese and ask. There’s a fellow at the south end of that building that welds.


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Thank you Hifu and to all that responded. I was able to have Harbor Welding do the work and I am happy to say that I am back in action Thumbs up