1.5" wide maple strapping
Stainless steel machine screws, washers, and lock nuts.
Aluminum door panel clips
Used inner tube
Wood finish stain & oil
Hand drill and bits
Wrench or pliers
Rags or brushes
Steel woo l/ sand paper
Step 1: Measure Twice, Cut Once.
Step 2: Drill Mounting Holes and Contour Wood.
Measure the distance between the rack's cross bars, & their position between the ends of the rack. Accounting for the width of the mounting screws, use a pencil and carpenter square, center marks for the mounting holes.
Double check the measurements and drill holes for the mounting screws. It is important to use the correct sized bit for the screws being used.
Install the screws and place the boards on the rack to check the fit. If your rack has curved corners, you can trace this contour to the wood and use a sander to shape the corners of the wood.
Step 3: Stopping the Rattle
Cut strips from an old mountain bike inner tube and clean it with rubbing alcohol and a rag. Use sand paper to rough up one side. Apply contact cement according to the directions and glue the inner tube to the underside of the wood, clamp and let dry. After the glue has completely dried, cut off off the excess rubber and clean up any glue drips. Run the drill bit through the mounting holes to pierce the rubber.