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    1. Member bhaney's Avatar
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      09-04-2009 06:46 AM #1
      A while back I made some racks for my Jada cars. I had a surplus of Hot Wheels laying around, and since the Michael's in my area no longer carried the diecast storage/display racks, I decided to try to DIY some of my own.
      You need the following for each rack:
      1x 8' section of white plastic shower panel holder thingie. They're on an endcap near the bath section in Lowe's. They have a sort of "U" shape in the profile.
      1x 8' section of a differnt profile of the white plastic channel. This one is more like an "I" profile.
      1x 2'x2' luan plywood. Lowe's had these pre-cut in 2'x2' sections.
      Some satin black spray paint
      Staple gun
      Total cost per rack is right around $7.
      The "U" shaped channel is the left, bottom, and right side of the rack. The "I" shaped channels are the middle 4 rows of dividers.

      Lay the pieces out and cut to fit.



      Once you've got everything laid out, center the channels on the board and staple into place, using the cars as spacers. (Measuring is for math weenies)



      Spray paint.


      Fill them up. Display. Rejoice.

      Don't let your family know how many cars you have hidden in the basement.

      More pictures of the rest of the collection here:
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...d=140
      -Brett.
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      09-04-2009 11:48 AM #2
      Major thumbs up.... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      09-04-2009 12:45 PM #3
      Ive seen guys take those 8' sections and just attach them to their wall so they have a entire wall display. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      09-06-2009 11:02 AM #4
      Awesome idea!
      Does anyone know if these strips can work with the plastic protectors?

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      09-08-2009 09:03 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by NotNadUb »
      Awesome idea!
      Does anyone know if these strips can work with the plastic protectors?

      Check out my link at the top, I detailed how I used the same plastic channels to make racks for Jada cars which have plastic packaging. I would venture to say these would work with the plastic HW protectors, you'd just have to make the individual columns a little wider to accommodate. Not a problem since you can use the cars or protectors as a guide when making the rack.
      -Brett.
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      12-24-2013 11:13 PM #6
      I know this is old but how did you hang these on the wall?
      Last edited by phatjames167; 12-24-2013 at 11:18 PM.

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      01-07-2014 01:24 PM #7
      wow thats awesome, making this once I move to the new house
      what friend discount?

    10. 02-09-2016 07:04 PM #8
      What size of staples did you used? I've tried but it can't go trough.
      Thanks

    11. 02-13-2017 11:54 AM #9
      I know this is old, but the link at the bottom of your original post wasn't working. I had to go find it. Here's the link I think you were trying to include that has more pictures of the cases finished and on the walls:

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...the-collection

      Looks awesome!

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