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Old 04-23-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Headache Rack/Rooftop Basket Combo

I've been designing a headache rack with a rooftop basket attached (not sure if i want to weld rack or bolt it on for removal) and wanted to see if anyone had any input as to design flaws or additions. I plan on putting gussets where the rack and basket meet up. I only plan on using it for a camping gear/ATV riding gear, and a cooler. Curious to see what you all think. Also, plan on doing light tabs near wind deflector.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #3
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Attached wrong file....
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Attached wrong file....

Same as I saw the first time

Have you considered running a top rail the length of the bed for tie down points ?
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Interesting concept
I need extra storage for when i load the ATV and Dirtbike in the bed, so this is what I came up with.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:22 AM   #6
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Same as I saw the first time

Have you considered running a top rail the length of the bed for tie down points ?
It would get in the way of the Glidplate, brake and footpeg on my dirtbike. I only have an 1.5" clearance to the bed rail.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #7
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Have you considered running a top rail the length of the bed for tie down points ?

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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I would add a support here. Those corners will have lots of stress on them.

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It would get in the way of the Glidplate, brake and footpeg on my dirtbike. I only have an 1.5" clearance to the bed rail.
Not Sure if you can see the footpeg in that picture
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looks strong. Your cantilevered transition between the rack and the basket should be strong enough to hold its own weight but for extra measure, i would tie it into the factory roof racks forward most mounting points. this will alleviate any bouncing when you load it up with a cooler.

also, you're showing sq tube from the whole construction. I would opt to use flat bar behind the glass and angle iron in a heel up orientation for the base of the basket to save weight.

just a few things i can see, otherwise its a good design. just heavy.
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looks strong. Your cantilevered transition between the rack and the basket should be strong enough to hold its own weight but for extra measure, i would tie it into the factory roof racks forward most mounting points. this will alleviate any bouncing when you load it up with a cooler.

also, you're showing sq tube from the whole construction. I would opt to use flat bar behind the glass and angle iron in a heel up orientation for the base of the basket to save weight.

just a few things i can see, otherwise its a good design. just heavy.
Thanks, I forgot to mention weight reduction in my original post.
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I would add a support here. Those corners will have lots of stress on them.
You think this would be enough for the corners?
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My brother has a cheaply made ladder rack for his 1ton Ford LB that is like what you're describing Oz. For something tough to be made with that cross member would be very interesting to me. I also haul dirtbikes, OP, and I bet you could make the crossmember to be removable. Slide it out, load the bike, slide the beam back in. Bolts or quick pins.
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My brother has a cheaply made ladder rack for his 1ton Ford LB that is like what you're describing Oz. For something tough to be made with that cross member would be very interesting to me. I also haul dirtbikes, OP, and I bet you could make the crossmember to be removable. Slide it out, load the bike, slide the beam back in. Bolts or quick pins.
Great idea...wouldn't take much either.
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My brother has a cheaply made ladder rack for his 1ton Ford LB that is like what you're describing Oz. For something tough to be made with that cross member would be very interesting to me. I also haul dirtbikes, OP, and I bet you could make the crossmember to be removable. Slide it out, load the bike, slide the beam back in. Bolts or quick pins.
The rear crossmember in that pic is removeable and nests against the front when not in use , I'll see if I have another pic
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You can see the rear crossmember sits in a pocket and secured by a removeable through pin and cotter , when disconnected it nests inside the front crossmember

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The roof rack they made on "trucks" was kind of what you're going for. Theirs wobbled more than I would want though, that's going to be kind of tough to get around with the cantilevered design I would think.
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so if you used something like the n fab or other roof rack mount to support the basket over the cab
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