You will a need techdeck to drill the holes into the Aluminum, a screwdriver, shock absorber and 8 screws***. Also you need a drill or drillpress with a 1/16 drill bit. A pair of good sizers is needed to cut the shape. I got an Aluminum drier vent duct connector for $2 at homedepot. Every thing in the picture is optional, if you want to put trucks on it.
I have tried using soda cans, but it is too thin. You could Epoxy several layers though.