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Old 03-23-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Headache rack aka "the bat-rack"

I posted this on the TW facebook page, but I thought I'd post a few more pictures of the build here. I can't take credit for all of the welds, my friend did most of the welding for me

Getting the mounting plates water-jetted:


Main frame:


Grating, mounting plates, and one of the diagonal bracing:


Test fits:




Fab work done:






Back from the powder-coaters:






Now I gotta lift it and get some bigger shoes so the rest of the truck can match the beefy rack haha
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Wow, that thing looks awesome. I have been meaning to build one myself forever, basically the same design just not as fancy. That thing looks clean and functional though.
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thanks guys
I'm gunna be strapping our SAE baja car to it and driving up to Bellingham, WA, so that should give me a pretty good idea of how solid it is
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thanks guys
I'm gunna be strapping our SAE baja car to it and driving up to Bellingham, WA, so that should give me a pretty good idea of how solid it is
Thats about a half hour from me lol
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That's a good looking rack! What gauge and size is the expanded metal mesh? I am thinking about making somthing very close to what you have. Very good looking.
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looks good. any plans for lights?
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That's a good looking rack! What gauge and size is the expanded metal mesh? I am thinking about making somthing very close to what you have. Very good looking.
Thank you. It's 3/4" expanded, not sure about the gauge

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looks good. any plans for lights?
Thank you. I have led strips under the bed rails which are bright enough for now, but i'm thinking of adding some small led spotlights later on. I'd like to find a way to add them without welding anything on and ruining the powder coating, but we'll see. I haven't put that much thought into it yet
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