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mason65
mason peters
Mar 23, 2007 2:42 AM
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.
Ollie18
Ollie S.
Mar 23, 2007 3:15 AM
Very nice man! Looks great...
Ofan
Oakley Fan
Mar 23, 2007 3:36 AM
That's not bad, good thinkin'.
BronzeT
R G
Mar 23, 2007 4:10 AM
Thats really creative.Looks good!
o-static
marcel rijsdijk
Mar 23, 2007 5:35 AM
looks good... congrats... doesn't matter if you have one tower or whatever.. you displayed them with class..
zev5740
Hip to be Square-O
Mar 23, 2007 6:19 AM
That's pretty incredible Mason. Im a cheap bastard and totally out of room so this is one amazing discovery for me. Awesome man!
DisturbedEarth
Nik Gutscher
Mar 23, 2007 6:47 AM
Very nice bro!

Very Oakley-esque!

Just an idea to support the arms - maybe run them straight back through the 2 outside vertical slots and put rivet head styled bolts under them for support....

Just a thought...
mason65
mason peters
Mar 23, 2007 7:02 AM
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.
jumpman73
Jumpman23 Mamba Triple Ocho
Mar 23, 2007 10:26 AM
Pretty ghetto true but looks pretty good and creative.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Mar 23, 2007 3:58 PM
Looks good. I definitely need some vertical space in my new tower, so that should work great. Thanks for the tip.
eddyc
Eddy C
Mar 23, 2007 4:58 PM
Nothing ghetto about it... Nice work.
TheVault
Eric Arsenault
Mar 23, 2007 7:51 PM
I looks great, it displays them well. That snow camo is just so nice !
EastCoast
E C
Mar 23, 2007 10:04 PM
That's a really great display. For other frames, maybe use smaller bolts and cut the head off.

When you drill the holes, watch out for how you finish them, because I can see the raw alu scraping earstems. Maybe use some nylon inserts.
ball5out
Chester The X Metalist
Apr 10, 2007 12:35 AM
I think I might put a rack like that on the inside part of the door in my safe to hold about 5 more pairs. Thanks for the idea
Freesh
OAKLEY JUGGERNAUT
Apr 10, 2007 2:11 AM
Sure it's kinda ghetto, but in a really positive way !
That shows how it's easy to display your collection using a fairly unexpensive method, great work Mason !

All you need is a nice lil' metal sticker on the top and you'll be the next best thing to an authentic Oakley display item !
brennan2x
I Brennan
Apr 10, 2007 3:00 AM
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.

Good job.
O-bandit
Matt the german
May 29, 2007 9:03 PM
handmade is still cheaper than try to get a stand in a store or in an auction :o))
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Dec 26, 2007 8:54 PM
Here's a link to a huge lighted display case:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lights-Lock-Sunglass-Hot-Wheels-Retail-Display-Showcase_W0QQitemZ190185317458QQihZ009QQcategoryZ11893QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
OAKLEY RAIDER
Raider King
Jun 8, 2008 1:59 AM
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.




My future desk-tower!!!
billo88
bill oloughlin
Jul 10, 2009 7:33 AM
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.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2030777&id=1155185879&saved

 
 
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