custom truck racks

I heard about a guy in Hawaii Kai that builds custom racks for trucks. I think his name was Bobby or Robert. Does anyone have a contact number for him? Mahalo for your help.

Submitted by KLO on Sat, 06/26/2010 - 5:40pm

Luke posted contact number for Lenny in Hawaii Kai area that makes custom truck racks in the below thread.

#1 Sat, 06/26/2010 - 10:23pm

thanks E, Lenny seems busy (hard to get a hold of)..I guess he works alot so I was trying to get in touch with the "other" guy....thanks though.

#2 Sat, 06/26/2010 - 10:30pm

Call Albert Santos - (808) 645-6551
Great guy and does great work.
Here's a pic of one of his racks.

#3 Sun, 06/27/2010 - 8:36am

his name is bobby spry 808-479-0550

#4 Sun, 06/27/2010 - 9:33am


#5 Sun, 06/27/2010 - 5:49pm

Hello everyone, Lenny here. I just wanted to drop a note and let all of you know that I do indeed make custom truck racks. As stated earlier in this post I am very busy with both my full time job as a tug boat captain and with making custom racks and t-tops. I guess this is not a bad thing except when you need a truck rack. I have tried to respond to all of the calls I have received, but if I have missed you or a friend of yours I do apologize. As far as the racks are concerned I try to make the best looking yet functional racks out there using the best materials possible. Most of my racks are custom and some even designed by the truck owner. After all you should love your truck rack you have to see it every day. I have included a few pics below but if you would like to see more or if you have a question please feel free to call me at 216-3227. I would be happy to answer any questions.

Mahalo to all of my customers for your business!

#6 Sat, 08/07/2010 - 9:41am

Nice work !!!

#7 Mon, 07/12/2010 - 11:25am

The curves ! The curves ! ... REALLY NICE man ... I don't need any but I want them just because : )

Not sure if you can use this tubing, but its some pretty cool stuff ...Got it about 7 years ago so it was only 45.00 then. Have had two 20' X 24" X 16" 1/2" plywood crates on top with boats in them before.

Keep up the fine work.

#8 Mon, 07/12/2010 - 12:26pm

reviving this thread since i just built new racks for my beach truck. total cost was right around $170 for everything. they aren't fancy, curvy, or shiny but they get the job done. someone like myself with no skill at all can build and install them in 45 minutes. for the price mentioned above you'll have aluminum front and rear racks bolted to your truck bed.

  • use 20' long 1.5" OD schedule 40 aluminum tubing cut in half ($63 from royal metals on oahu)
  • Speed Rail fittings from four of item 46-7 and four of item 3-7 ($64 shipping included to Honolulu).
  • get some thread lock and stanless steel bolts, nuts, and washers (Ace Hardware for $40). used the thread lock for the fitting screws and the anchor bolts.

they're not pretty but they work! mine are very simple but there are tons of fittings available so there's no reason you couldn't dream up something way nicer than what i made...
on my nice truck i actually have a set of racks made by ztugdriver and they're bad ass.

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#9 Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:51am

Sweet! now when you gonna come paddle with us??

#10 Thu, 01/05/2012 - 2:00pm

not sure who us is? but probably not for a very long time. injuries and being stretched between two islands makes paddling near impossible. all i have time for is decking my POS truck out with 45 minute racks so i can pretend to paddle!

#11 Thu, 01/05/2012 - 4:41pm

You could bolt a canoe on your racks...

#12 Thu, 01/05/2012 - 7:48pm

or have running water

#13 Thu, 01/05/2012 - 8:34pm

Very nice racks! You say they aren't pretty but I disagree. I don't know if you covered the stainless bolts in the the thread lock completely, or, just used it to keep the threaded part tight, but, you are aware of galvanic corrosion aren't you? Aluminium and stainless are incompatible metals and corrode quickly if they contact each other due to electrical difference.

I don't know much about it, but, I think plastic washers can be used to minimize the metal on metal contact.

#14 Fri, 05/11/2012 - 2:03pm

the entire body of my truck is a sacrificial anode. so the racks will not rust whatsoever. thank you.

#15 Mon, 05/14/2012 - 4:46pm

You're looking for Bobby Spry 479-0550. Aloha

#16 Fri, 05/18/2012 - 6:44pm

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