I really like my bucket panniers, but, being the geek that I am, I am not satisfied with leaving well enough alone. One thing that I would like to add to my bike is a rack trunk, but not willing to shell out the money if there is a possible hack. One possibility that I have in mind is to use an old ammo can like this. But then I thought, "What about a matching set of panniers?", using something like this or this.
Now, the panniers would be fairly easy (basically do the same thing I did with the buckets), but I'm trying to figure out a way to attach the trunk to the rack that would be secure enough for a rather bumpy commute, but easy to attach and remove. Maybe something like a pair of rigid hooks at one end with a corresponding pair of spring-loaded hooks at the other end. Does anyone know of sources for such hardware? Has anyone here tried something similar? Any input would be great. (Yes, the spousal unit will probably roll her eyes and try and talk me out of it. )