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Old 03-06-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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RTOffroad bed rack / light bar

Hey all. I have redesigned my bed rack. It follows the cab lines and sits at roof level. It will have a light bar up top as an option. There will also be a paired set option for those wanting a full rack. It bolts to the bed rail system using 3 1/2" bolts on each side. The weight is transferred to the bed sides. The tubing is all 2x3, .120 wall rectangle tube. Let me know what y'all think. I will have more images later this week.



UPDATE 3/8/2011

Light bar installed and capped ends. The corners on the light bar tabs will be ground off at an angle for those who are wondering.







I will get some better pictures on thursday in the light.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:32 AM   #3
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Looks good. I'm going to make myself one this summer when I get back home from school. Got the plans all drawn up and material list down.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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like the idea, gonna subscribe to see how this goes
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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Just to answer some already brewing questions, yes the ends will be fully capped.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
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Bump for updated first post with more pics!
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.
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I think two vertical bars would look good. Looks good as is though.
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Explain this please. It's always customizable. but I'm also trying to keep the weight down a bit.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:16 PM   #9
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Edit: Image shack sucks:

I was thinking something like this. More of a headache rack I guess. I think it rounds out the look personally but as your product, certainly go with what you feel.

Also it's much more work but a thought might be to notch your tube at the top and plate it so that the third brake light is visible. Again, just a thought.

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Edit: Image shack sucks:

I was thinking something like this. More of a headache rack I guess. I think it rounds out the look personally but as your product, certainly go with what you feel.

Also it's much more work but a thought might be to notch your tube at the top and plate it so that the third brake light is visible. Again, just a thought.

-Max
I was actually thinking about notching and plating for the brake light but one of the main purposes of this would be to be able to run a roof top tent if I wanted to. So I want it to support as much weight as possible.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:58 PM   #13
I like ze best!
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:35 PM   #14
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Sure is!! I'll get some better pics soon!
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:26 PM   #15
I like ze best!
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Sweet, I wonder if you made two, if you could make it work like non-adjustable a thule xsporter rack?
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I dont see why not.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:35 PM   #18
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:43 PM   #19
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holy freaking lights!

looking good btw!

did you ever think about making the top bar be able to fold back? or put a rack around the lights. like the demello prototype?
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:09 PM   #20
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How much, how much?? haha but seriously, I'm interested.
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