DIY Half Rack Plate Pegs
So I decided to build me own DIY plate pegs for my half rack. I started with a two foot length of 1.5" PVC, along with two rubber stopper, four corner brackets, and some 4" screws and bolts.
Second, I had to cut the corner braces because the length that I was attaching to the PVC pipe - as the plate wouldn't slide over both the PVC pipe and the brace.
I used bolt cutters to do this. I could have used a hack saw, but this was just quicker.
I attached the corner brace to the PCV pipe using 1/4" bolts and nuts, and then slide the cut off rubber stopper ring over the pipe to project the plates from the metal edge of the corner brace.
I then took the top of the rubber stopper and, with a utility knife, cut the top of the stopper into a smaller circle. This gave me something to slide into exposed hole of the PVC pipe.
Then I drilled holes into the half rack and attached the peg.
Note that initially I had used Phillips head screws - but Phillips head screws are useless and should be uninvented as far as I am concerned. So after another trip to Home Depot I picked up some 4" hex bolts and used those instead.
Below you can see the finished product.