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Author Topic: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?  (Read 9623 times)


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DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« on: Mar 03, 2009, 09:34 AM »
Has anyone on here made a custom flip-over style shanty? If so any advice?  Source for materials and hardware?

I made a custom sled using a large rubbermaid action packer and would like to try to make a flip-over style shanty that would attach to it.

I am thinking about using Boat Bimini Top hardware. For example:
Too many hobbies.


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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2009, 02:08 PM »
You got the right idea with the bimini top hardware. I was going to build one last year using electrical conduit and sew my own cover. I ended up getting a pop-up blind for x-mas so i did not get to build it this year. Maybe a project for the summer.
I looked at a lot of the pre-built ones based on an otter type sled to get ideas.


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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 04, 2009, 07:01 PM »
here are a few pics of a flip over I made last year.  Its kinda rustic and cheap-its nothing more than a pallet with built up sides and a tarp and  1x3 for the framework--its not much to look at but it serves its purpose--



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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2009, 05:33 PM »


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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2010, 07:11 PM »
I'm looking to build one also, but how do your hinges work?

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2010, 04:25 PM »
Here's my project from a year or two ago. A one man flipover shanty designed to work with a standard JetSled. The Frahillbilly. This project is currently gathering dust in my basement. Free to anyone who wants to come and get it. ;)


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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Just for the fun of it I was trying to price out building a DIY flip over.  I have a Frabill Ranger Solo and can see that building one really would not take a lot of technical knowhow.  Get the hang of bending conduit and you are on you way.

The only problem is once you add in the cost for a decent sled($50), hardware($40-50), seat($30) and a tent($50-?) you are now at the range of buying a low end new flip over or a higher end used unit.  Of course you can go cheaper on the above...bucket for seat, tarp for tent, cheap sled for $25, etc.

The tent becomes the "looks great" or "looks crappy"  point.  Your choices here are buy a replacement tent for a production unit(probably the best option), sew your own, piece together tarps, buy something already made that will work as a shanty tent...maybe a golf cart storage cover(very similar in size to shanty covers)???

Maybe sell the plans on Ebay for $2.50 per copy and get rich!!!
Bob (West Easton, PA) 


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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2010, 02:34 PM »
trooper great job and build thread,if you are still giving this away please pm me, I just got my neighbor started in ice fishing last year and this is about his price range,I have to see if he's up for a two hour drive each way, last year the two of us were in my scout at times just to warm (tight)

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Re: DIY Flip-Over Shanty?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2010, 02:36 PM »
Nice shanty it's very original and probally a lot cheaper than the ones at the store. sponsored in part by:
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