The shelves are great, but installation was more difficult than expected. First of all, the instructions say the track should be 6 inches apart; for this installation, I found it easier for the tracks to be 5.5 inches apart.
I wanted to anchor the track at the ends because the arms would pull the track away slightly, mainly because the studs did not meet at the ends of the track. I decided to use sheet rock toggle anchors and sheet metal screws to solve the problem.
The track and shelves are very secure now.
2 shelves down...2 more to go!!!!
Here are the toggle anchors and sheet metal screws (flat head of course) I used to anchor the ends of the track wall into the sheet rock. I bought them from Lowes for a few dollars. They are a easy to install and have a high load bearing capacity. I wonder why Gladiator does not mention this for installation; Rubbermaid Fastrack uses toggle anchors however.
Looks cool from the underside......
Moreover, if since I have a whole row of shelves with connecting track, I found it easier to slide the shelf in on one end and slide it all the way over. Its difficult/almost impossible to just snap the shelf into the lip of the track, not to mention a real hassle when up high on the ladder!
It was difficult to find GearLoft shelving at a severe discount. Since this is one of the last things I want to do for the garage right now, I just sucked it up.
My craigslist seller sold 2 of them for $40 each. I bought one off of ebay for about 18-19 dollars plus 18 dollars shipping = $38. Lowes had it on sale for $42 one day. I still saved a little money however. $160 vs. $180 Sears sale prices ($45each).
12% off of Sears Sale prices. Boo! :(