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Hi all, today I decided to wing it with installing a rod holder/rack on the Utilitrak system of my frontier. After two trips to the hardware store and some minor drilling on the rod rack I was successful. Some of the other guides I saw included hardware you will most likely not be able to find offline.

The hardware required was:
2x 1/4" diameter 2 1/2" length bolts
4x 1/4" hole fender washers (a washer that will fit inside the Utilitrak)
2x 1/4" diameter thumb nuts or any other nuts

The only reason I had to do some minor drilling is because the rod rack was originally designed to be screwed into a boat with a 3/16" diameter screw, the smallest hardware stores go is 1/4". So I just bored the holes out to 1/4" diameter to fit the bolts. I'll post some pictures to hopefully give you guys some ideas on how it went...

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I picked this up at West Marine for about $30. If you guys can find one for cheaper and possibly with bigger mounting holes it will obviously work out much better.

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This is just some diagram that I made in like 5 minutes for anyone that is not too savvy with hardware names and all.

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Here's the finished product, by only putting the bolts on the top two mounting holes and leaving the two bottom holes empty it gives the rack a slight angle facing the rear so that when there are rods in the holder they will be at an angle rather than standing straight up. Although it's not like I really had a choice haha.
 

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lol, last night I was think about doing this, I have MY aftermarket utilitrac (wanna be)
and may do that as a place to hold my rod while i am on the beach but my more horizontal mounts will be used while highway driving



 

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Mind posting a close up pic of how yours are installed? I would prefer mine to be swept down more like that but there's really not any places where I'd have clearance issues except for when I go to the McDonald's drive thru after I don't catch any fish!
 
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