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ghetto garage gun rack

Postby John Hughes » February 24th, 2017, 11:59 am

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Finally got a day off and of course it's whitewash out to a half mile off the beach. Thought I'd take care of a little project that made itself available to me this week. Keep in mind my tool box is about the size of my cell phone and my skills match :) Like my guns, I don't look for pretty varnished things, I look for functional and useful. Cheap also helps, but not with my guns which is why having thousands of dollars just stuck in the corner has been bugging me for a few years now.

here's what it looked like. Keep in mind my garage is just slightly bigger than my cell phone and I was looking for a small capacity solution.



I would have just put them on my garage door but my autographed Justin Beiber photo the Neptunes got me on my birthday took the place of honor :D Actually my garage door is a POS and has about a foot gap in the top and it rains right through onto where my guns would be. Not surprisingly, the rain doesn't touch Beiber and it seems like he's got a force field of sunshine on him at all times :rofl:



the guns



the solution that presented itself this week at work



I borrowed a jigsaw from my awesome neighbor and got to work



only took about a 1/2 hour and I was almost there



A run to West Marine for some bungee



BAM. For less than $10 and an hour or so of work I've got a perfectly functional gun rack and most importantly, Beiber looks on with approval. I feel like we had a little moment together when I put it in place. :gay: :bowrofl:



I've got access to a few more of these things if anybody else is interested. I'd be happy to bring them home and pass them on.
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Re: ghetto garage gun rack

Postby Eric Bodj » February 24th, 2017, 12:55 pm

Wow that's awesome. Way to think outside of the box! You should throw it on a lazy Susan so it'll spin for you. The only thing left to do is fill in the empty racks with more guns :)
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Postby Schwaman » February 24th, 2017, 2:03 pm

Nice!
Ghetto-engineering or is it ghettoneering? Very cool
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Postby BigJim » February 24th, 2017, 2:09 pm

Looks great dude!

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Nice work!!!

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Postby Matt mattison » February 24th, 2017, 3:00 pm

What an awesome hack of a wire/cable spool !!! I might have to borrow this idea for the dive room
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Postby Donzi Paul » February 24th, 2017, 5:30 pm

Dude..ya need a blue spot light..and hook up a motor so that bitch rotates.....maybe a speaker in the unused center hole. :D :obscene-drinkingcheers:

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Postby Alex Ray » February 24th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Super cool! I like the lazy Susan idea too
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Postby chris oak » February 24th, 2017, 6:43 pm

That's way cool John, you should paint that spool or put some finish on it. Now that I know where you keep them and that the garage door doesn't close I'll be by sometime at night to do some shopping ;).
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Postby Steve G » February 24th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Seeing the spool/storage rack complete it looks so obvious. The genius is seeing the spools potential.

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Postby John Hughes » February 24th, 2017, 8:17 pm

chris oak wrote: Now that I know where you keep them and that the garage door doesn't close I'll be by sometime at night to do some shopping ;).


I think you're forgetting about my killer dog Chris :rofl:

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Postby malibujohn » February 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

Gonna have to take you up on one of those spools John! :handgestures-thumbupleft: Great idea-And I am thinking-drill a series of small holes behind the guns and you can fit a shit ton of shafts in there also!! I'll call you next week and shoot out to the ghetto!! Thanx
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Postby John Hughes » February 25th, 2017, 6:59 pm

32juan wrote:Image




hahahahaha! I have a shirt that says that and the locals around here hate it. :rofl:

I'll hook a few up from work MJ and bring them home. Starting Monday I begin a 3 week straight run so you may just have to bomb by the house and grab it out of the backyard. If it wasn't for that, I'd bring you one up and let you take me to all your secret spotz :naughty: If you can wait till March 20 I'm going to take a month off and we can make the exchange then ( my trash for your secret spotz :) )

I like the idea for the shaft holes as well. May have to steal that!
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Postby AJP » February 25th, 2017, 7:38 pm

Straight Outta San Pedro! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Postby tannercortes » February 26th, 2017, 8:39 am

John, you are ghetto genius. That might also work on a boat. Hate throwing guns in a trash can or deck and getting trashed.
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Postby rhyne » February 27th, 2017, 8:19 am

bravo John... that's a great idea!
for wetsuits and other gear I've found these to be a great addition to the garage...
http://www.specialtystoreservices.com/p ... intid=2465

found one on craigslist for $50 if I remember correctly. works great for wetsuits, floats and so much more. put a plastic tub underneath to catch the drips and good to go.
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Re: ghetto garage gun rack

Postby John Hughes » February 27th, 2017, 8:08 pm

rhyne wrote:bravo John... that's a great idea!
for wetsuits and other gear I've found these to be a great addition to the garage...
http://www.specialtystoreservices.com/p ... intid=2465

found one on craigslist for $50 if I remember correctly. works great for wetsuits, floats and so much more. put a plastic tub underneath to catch the drips and good to go.


that's not a bad little gig Ryne, thanks. Fortunately for me my cement foundation is cracked under my 100 year old structure (my garage :eek: ). I was able to just build a coat rack for all my suits, floats, lines etc.... I've got a hot water shower in my backyard so upon returning from diving (lots of times still in my suit) I just wash everything off outside and hang it in the garage. The cement is cracked at the perfect angle so all the water runs right outside :eusa-clap:

sometimes the ghetto has it's benefits. LOL
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Re: ghetto garage gun rack

Postby chris oak » February 27th, 2017, 9:07 pm

John Hughes wrote:I've got a hot water shower in my backyard. The cement is cracked at the perfect angle so all the water runs right outside"


Yeaaaah brother, way to keep that stereotype alive!!!
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Re: ghetto garage gun rack

Postby undrH2Ohntr » February 28th, 2017, 10:49 am

pretty nice set up....find a lazy susan or something similar so it swings around.
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Postby Aussie » March 3rd, 2017, 10:21 pm

32juan wrote:Image


LMAO :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl:

Seriously though Hughesy, that's awesome. If I have the room to store it I'd totally make one!
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Re: ghetto garage gun rack

Postby mikeme » March 7th, 2017, 10:57 am

John I really need one of those. Great design.
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Re: ghetto garage gun rack

Postby mrkill » March 9th, 2017, 9:28 pm

That's a great idea man. I just use some pegboard and tool hooks!
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Postby X-toy » May 14th, 2017, 10:19 am

That is really cool John! Yeah, the lazy Suzan will make it work in a corner well!
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Postby s0n0fabeach » June 27th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Lazy Susan is a GREAT idea. Did a quick search on Amazon and found some. For $10-$20 you can take your ghetto rack to the next level. Have been contemplating building my own recently but after seeing this and the one Oak did, I'm leaning towards this style with the lazy Susan. Great ideas!!!
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