Nice work! How do you attach them to the frame?I just built a set from 3/4 cdx plywood and covered with Behr deck over. I beveled the edges on the table saw and drilled and cut the strap slots. If I have outwitted my iPad there should be a photo attached.
Thanks. My plan is to use 1 foot long cam straps to attach the boards to the frame. I lined up the slots on the long side so that the edge of the board does not overhang the rail. Years ago I bought several 1 foot straps, thinking they would be handy. They are not. They have been unemployed since then, so now I can put them to use. I briefly considered using zip ties, but my experience with putting any type of expectation on a zip tie is like drinking an entire bottle of tequila; temporary contentment followed by disappointment and regret. I did see on this forum where someone used hose clamps encased in clear vinyl tubing. I may still consider that.Nice work! How do you attach them to the frame? I have the NRS side rail racks. I like them because I can move them around and remove them if I don't need them. I had one (3 footer) that I sacrificed and cut in half to make an even smaller mini rack. I don't use them to walk on much, mostly to strap things to. The one down side to the NRS is the weight of the Lopro and pipe. I've experimented with wood, but attachment has always been a question. For small side racks I use heavy duty zip ties to attach to the frame. Sturdy & cheap. I look forward to seeing more pics of what folks have done. I know that some buzzards like the polymax stuff. PolyMax Poultry/Kennel Flooring - FarmTek Here's a pic of some in use on a fellow buzzards raft.
The floor of my cat is Polymax. I run staps from the crossbars downs and lace it through. I figure if a slackline can support my weight I can use them as "floor joists". Five years and it has worked great. The straps probably need to be replaced but haven't broke yet despite significant UV.
That's the ones I use. I have 4 of the 3 footers....except one has been cut into two 1.5 footers. They are easy to move around to different positions, and if they span two cross bars you can walk on them. I even clamped one to my NRS cataraft yoke once, across the back of my frame to add some flat surface area for strapping something down. It worked great and didn't move at all with light to medium gear on it. You do have the added weight of the Lopros and pipe, but they are nice side rails.
Google (querie) EMS (Eastern Metal sales.....Dallas TX I think). They have several options on extruded plank bleacher seating. In combination with unistrut connectors, it can be affixed to most any pipe or tube size.I have a 72 NRS frame that I want to add some running boards/ side boards whatever you call them. Any recommends for materials and building instructions for budget running boards. Pics would be nice too