O.K., I have a finished racks finally available! As I said, they are 1/8" 5052 aluminum alloy, slots for bungee hooks, and large holes in the supports that will accommodate ratchet strap hooks. After weighing the finish option between powder coated, anodized, and a simple brushed finish I am sticking with the brushed. First, it helps keep cost down, plus is gives a bit of anti slip to the cargo plate, and it looks nice. 1/8" may seem a bit thin, but once all the parts are welded together these are strong! The total weight of the rack (excluding spacers and bolts) is 1 pound 10 ounces. Price on these is $100.oo, plus shipping (about $11 to Cali, less the closer you are to Ohio). My goal was to provide a more functional and more cost effective alternative to the TT rack, and have it look cool on the bike. These will work with Hepco Becker pannier racks, or with your stock grab handles! Plus all the hardware you need is alread there. Now I just hope there is enough interest in these to get a couple out on bikes so I can get feedback for future products. Here are some pics, sorry my bike is still in the shop so no on bike pics yet. This was the first one we welded, so we were a little too hot and made a bubble, you can see the up turned tail and down turned sides, sorry the George is for scale, not included: The not-so-soft underbelly: Closeup of the ratchet strap hook anchor point, there are two forward and two rearward of the top plate, sized to fit the hooks on most ratchet straps: Right now I have 6 available, and could punch out more, but I wanted to start with a small number so I don't get stuck with a bunch (after all, these are for the G-X bikes).