So I ventured outside of my usual amateur car show seen and decided to try and compete with the big dogs since I have been doing well in the Subaru world. Well I got my ass kicked at Import Face Off yesterday so I scheduled my stereo build appointment and built some wheel cribs yesterday so I will have a fighting chance. For those of you not in the Pacific Northwest its crazy up here, there are so many badass cars it makes it really hard to win anything. I got some mirrors to go with the cribs as well.
So I posted some pictures yesterday in a few threads and someone suggested making a DIY thread for these so here you go.
First off determine what size wood you need, I have 18x8 wheels so 2x10's worked best for me and my jack only allows me to get the tires just over 6 inches off the ground so I made my cribs 6 inches high.
Cost: Should be around $40 without mirrors depending on where you go. Wheel cribs online are $160+ depending on which ones you get.
Materials needed: Two 10ft 2x10's, one 8ft .75"x1.5", a box of 2 1/2 inch wood screws, a couple boxes of 12"x12" mirrors, and a can of what ever color spray paint you want. I chose flat black.
Tools Needed: Speed square, pencil, skill saw, tape measure, and a drill with phillips bit.
Dimensions: Height 6", Length 14", and the Width of a 2x10 is just over 9".
Step 1: Cut your 2x10's into sixteen 14" long pieces.
Step 2: Cut your .75"x1.5" into 8 pieces the same width as your 2x10.
I cut a few extra
Step 3: Using 2 pieces of 2x10 stack them together and make sure the ends are flush then screw them together using 4 screws, two on each end.
Step 4: Add another piece of 2x10 to your other two and flush the ends, screw them together using 4 screws, two on each end.
Step 5: Add one last piece of 2x10 to your other three and flush the ends, screw them together using 4 screws, two on each end. You should now have 4 pieces of 2x10 screwed together.
Step 6: Using 2 pieces of .75"x1.5" put them on top of your 2x10 one on each end and flush them up then screw each one down with two screws.
Step 7: Follow steps 1-6 three more times until you have 4 wheel cribs.
Step 8: Paint them and your done.
I haven't painted mine yet but here is what they look like on the car.