Well I decided my M frames needed a display, and I'm too cheap to shell out big bucks for for the real deal Oakley stuff, so i made my own out of aluminum strips and large bolts:
The best part is one of these can be made for 10-20 bucks. Worst part is anything other than the soft M frame nosepieces dont really like to sit on the bolts...working on a way to support the arms better. Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks for the compliments guys! I tried putting the arms through the outer gaps, but the frames are too wide...i'm in a dorm room right now but when i get home and have drill access ill try drilling holes in the outer rails to put the stems through...with the extra support other frames should be able to stay on better.
use carriage bolts...they have a rivet like head that looks more oakley. Also, try buying a 1/2" hollow aluminum rod, (cut increments to fit) and use it to cover the bolt shaft as well as any thread that might show. It will also act as a spacer between the head and the part where the bolt attaches to the rack.
Does anyone know how much it might run me to build this? I planned to use aluminum & plexie glass. A less expensive metal if available. Then, of course locks, nuts, & bolts. I have all the tools for cutting almost any type of metal & measuring. Any advice would be a big help.
I have a list of items / materials and can give you plenty of ideas on how to do this yourself... all from the web and Home Depot. If you take your time, you can build it any way you want. Check out photos of my homegrown vault on facebook - here.