Originally Posted by oldtrojan66
Thank you. That's exactly what I hoped for, some pictures. I will try to post some of my project when I finish. david
I bought this bike rack off of Ebay. I didn't want to invest a bunch of $$ on a rake until I knew it would work.
As you can see, it has the adapter for a 2" receiver size. With the adapter removed, it fits a 1-1/4" receiver.
I had a few sections of scrap 3/4" angle and 1-1/4" ID square steel tubing from my wrought-iron fence/gate project. The tubing fit over the 1-1/4" OD mount, so I used what I had available.
I drilled a hole to fit the retaining pin(red arrow) and secured the receiver to the pin-box with six 5/16" bolts(yellow arrow). I then drilled a 5/16" hole on the top and welded a 3/8" nut over the hole(red circle). I welded a section of Key Stock on the head of a 3/8" X 1-1/4" bolt(sort of like a wing-bolt).
Once the bike rack is inserted and pinned into the receiver, the wing-bolt can be tightened to keep the rack from flopping around.
This worked out well with no problems. I was going to invest into a folding bike rack
this year, but I sold the 5er and bought a Toy Hauler.