bored at work so i made a shovel mount

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  1. NJallDAY

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    Long boring day today. So i decided to throw a quick shovel mount together. What do you guys think 20120928_120130.jpg

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    Used a piece of scrap steel, 2 1 1/2 garden tool clips and some nuts and bolts. Mounted it right to my cargo deck
     
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    Nice. I might do the same thing- I've been thinking about building a cargo shelf like the one you have.

    You get to do that at work? Must be nice...
     
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    haha yea im a maintenance tech for a hospital system here in jersey and i keep my building well maintained so i didnt have a whole lot going on. the mount only took 20 min to throw together and i have tons of material at my disposal. i built my cross bars, cargo deck and the shovel mount all at work and all with material i had laying around. the cargo deck is super easy to make, it took me about 30 to 40 min to throw it together. only i used 1/4 inch ply instead of 3/4 with two 1/2 inch white oak supports running the width to make it a bit more rigid. i weigh 200lbs and can sit on it with little to no flex
     
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    What holds it into the clips ?
    Looks like some good bouncing and it will come out of those clips
     
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    The clips have springs to create tension, and have concave that follows the diameter of the shovel pretty well. It takes a good bit of force to pull it out so im not to worried about it coming off. I suppose a small strap would settle any concerns about it flying around while running some rough terrain.