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: Trunk Racks


Squid
06-24-2002, 08:50 PM
Anyone got any ideas on how to mount a two piece surf rod in my company cars trunk? I would like to mount it on the inside of the trunk lid so it will be ready to go when the urge presents itself! Gotta hide it from the boss!:devil:

GregD
06-24-2002, 10:46 PM
While I haven't seen one rack just for inside a trunk lid. I have seen racks designed for inside truck caps that should work. The toughest part will be mounting it. I'll see if I can find some info on it again.

Greg.

GregD
06-24-2002, 11:34 PM
I saw the vehicle rod holder for trucks again I was thinking of for $19 at cabellas (CC-1-0315-001).
Says it can be used in virtually any vertical or overhead application. Might require a few modifications for your application as trunk lids come in all shapes and sizes.

Greg.

Squid
06-25-2002, 05:38 AM
Thanks Greg

juro
06-25-2002, 07:15 AM
Or go to a 5-pc RPLXi and just keep it in your briefcase! ;)

Squid
06-25-2002, 07:17 AM
Point well taken!

John Desjardins
06-25-2002, 09:33 AM
I'd worry about two things if I put a rod on the underside of the trunk lid.

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Is the trunk opening wide enough for the rod?
Will I slam the trunk lid down on a full trunk & break a rod?
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One approach that I used when I had a pickup was to bungee cord rod tubes to the back of the cab. That might work for a trunk lid. If nothing else its cheap.

Chris
06-25-2002, 12:19 PM
When you find one you think will work you could use some 5000 lb. epoxy available at marine stores- West/ Hamilton- to mount it. That should keep it put.