My old boxes had hangers, but I want to wait to get them on my new boxes. This is because I want to play with the height a little for overall fit with oars, stands, and etc. Then I'll probably weld them on or be lazy and stick with the straps for awhile. I'll use some cam straps to play with.
I may just us these NRS metal Strap Slides
. They're simple, cheap, and bomber once adjusted.
I'm lightly considering these new adjustable box mounts (pic below). First, I don't need the straps, I have too many straps shoved away everywhere. This means I would be paying just for the metal. $130 is a lot of money to hang a couple boxes with some simple bent flat metal. It seems like I could get these made local (custom) for less or cut them from some metal/plastic box for pennies on the dollar. Any Homebrew thoughts?
Second, now that they're adjustable does it defeat their purpose, because the metal is no longer hooked and hanging from the frame as are the fixed height mounts?