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Old 08-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Rack or prowler

In less than a month it will be my birthday and I want to gift myself either a rack or a prowler. Both would be made of metal. The rack I have in mind is the rogue R4. And the prowler would be modeled after the prowler. I know I could build both of them out of wood for MUCH cheaper, but I want them to last. I already have a rack-ish, it is the 4x4 in concrete thing with 2x4 spotter arms. It is very wobbly and now is too small. I want both but will only have enough money for one. What should I choose?
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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Re: Rack or prowler

If you know a welder or can get to one you could make both for very little money.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Re: Rack or prowler

Oh sorry I forgot to say this. I would get the steel from a scrap yard for cheap and would cut it and drill the holes with a drill press. So the welder's fee would be very little. And we have 2 very good welding shops in Rochester.
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Re: Rack or prowler

Get the steel for both then. If it is from a scrap yard I wouldn't see you paying more than 40 dollars total for it all.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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Re: Rack or prowler

what about the getting a yoke, can be used as a sled and a rack along with it being used as a yoke, check out the rogue y1 and y2
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:13 AM   #6
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Re: Rack or prowler

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what about the getting a yoke, can be used as a sled and a rack along with it being used as a yoke, check out the rogue y1 and y2
+1 for the yoke
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:21 AM   #7
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Re: Rack or prowler

If you have a technical college around you with a welding program they might could do it for free after you buy the metal.
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Re: Rack or prowler

The yoke is a definite option for me. But my mom thinks it is slave like. I tried telling her that it takes an amazing amount of strength to lift and walk with. I bet I could convince her, but it would be so much easier if she CrossFitted with me. I think I will build the yoke and will add a pull up bar below the crossbar.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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Re: Rack or prowler

After looking over my space situation I have decided that I will build the R4 and a GHD. The street I live on is very busy. I did think about putting the yoke into the car but only being able to use it when my parents are able to drive me didn't sound very good.

The only problem now is I don't know how to upholster furniture. Does anyone have any links?
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