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Pegboard!

Postby Von » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:24 pm

I'm trying really, really hard not to clutter up the M715 thread with off topic stuff... So I'll clutter up Tool & Shop instead!

My wife kept suggesting I put a pegboard wall up in the garage. She got me Hope Depot gift card for my birthday last November that was JUST to be used for pegboard. So this weekend I decided to satiate her pegboard fetish.

She had already bought me 2 50 piece boxes of pegboard hooks from Harbor Freight... But they were having a sale this weekend so I bought some more assorted hooks, 2 magnetic strips (wish I'd bought more of those now... HANDY) and some other crap. Got a 4x8 sheet of pegboard at Home Depot, a plastic shelf that isn't nearly as handy as I thought it'd be, and another box of assorted hooks and things. I already had a few 1x4 sheets of pegboard laying around.

I found 8 of these cool brackets laying around somewhere. They aren't quite wide enough for a 2x4 so I had to cut the boards down about a 1/2 inch.
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Just pasting the 4x8 sheet up wasn't going to work, a 4 foot spread isn't really practical for me.. either reaching too low to get stuff or it's up too high. I set the bottom at the same height as my rolling table and the top at a comfortable reach. I think it ended up at 41 inches top to bottom.

I used 1/4 lag bolts to attach the brackets to the boards and 3/8 carriage bolts through the uprights on the shop wall. The boards are flush with the uprights.
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I cut two pieces out of the 4x8 pegboard, 41"x4'. unscrewed the outlet box from the upright so I could tuck the edges of the pegboard underneath it, Then screwed those pieces onto the 2x4s.
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I finished out one side with the leftover white pegboard and the other with one of the old brown pegboard sheets I already had. No pics of that yet.

Probably should have gone a little higher with the top boards, more usable peg holes and I could still screw heavy hangers into the 2x4s.

I spent the rest of the day hanging some stuff up and doing a LOT of sorting. And sorting sockets... holy crap. I have 32 of most sizes and just one or two of others.
If anybody needs a few pounds of 4.5mm or 9/32 sockets give me a holler...
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Re: Pegboard!

Postby -88- » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:51 pm

Found them brackets lying around..........knocked them off the back of the truck when they built my garage.....


same difference.


As for your size & height regret after the fact I've already told you b4 bigger is better.
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Re: Pegboard!

Postby N law » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:53 pm

Did you space the peg board off of the board? I have made that mistake once before and it ended up negating the top 3-4 inches of the pegboard and made me not very happy. I've since seen spacers that you use to allow the hook to fit between the back of the pegboard and the 2x4.
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Re: Pegboard!

Postby Von » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:37 pm

N law wrote:Did you space the peg board off of the board? I have made that mistake once before and it ended up negating the top 3-4 inches of the pegboard and made me not very happy. I've since seen spacers that you use to allow the hook to fit between the back of the pegboard and the 2x4.


No I did not. :blackeye: But I will correct that this week.

At work, my line is down for a die change. Been fighting it all week and FINALLY convinced a higher up the die was kaput and to take some Growacet and make a decision... They had me across the aisle cutting cores for another line... till I broke the core cutter.
Not 30 minutes ago I was taking the mandrell and spinny thingy apart on our old POS Appleton cutter... looking for tools that aren't there (just like home!) and noticed the pegboard the tools are supposed to be hanging on is mounted against the side of the console with 3 washers as spacers.... huh.

... and then you pop on here to poke me in the eye too.

I'm sending you and -88- big bags of 4.5mm and 9/32 sockets.
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1968 Kaiser M715, Chevy 350/700r4, stock NP200 and 5.87 gears... prepping for Ford 390/T-18/divorced NP205 transplant.. .just because.
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Re: Pegboard!

Postby -88- » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:07 pm

Keep those sockets, you can use them for spacers!
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Dr.Molly- 94 Amigo; 2.6 2wd, 5spd, 5% smaller goodyear wranglers on 15in snowflakes, predominantly stock, cruiser (& staying minimally modded)
José Rosé-92 Pu't Spacecab; 2.6 2wd, auto, future 16inch steelies, old skool street rubber,
Frank-95 Pu't Reg. Cab; 2.3 2wd, 5spd, T-bar crank and cheap shackle lift... Mild down a bit & sold, but still near & dear.
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Re: Pegboard!

Postby N law » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:09 pm

haha, I think this a lesson you get to learn the hard way. I did. You did. Someone at work already had...

I don't have nuts small enough for 4.5mm or 9/32 :lol:
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