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Beefed Taco 12-10-2012 11:00 AM

A nice rack!
 
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Now that I have your attention, I just thought I'd share a few pics of a cool rack I made for my 4x4.

I made the main piece with the plate a couple years ago, but recently added a roof rack and 6 hooks for cargo and the awning, and some braces under the aluminum for heavier gear on longer trips. The long black tube has the frame, ball bunjees and paracord for the awning.

I'm leaving the bed as open as possible for my dog, sitting in chairs when I don't want to set the awning up, and for sleeping on a cot with or without a tarp draped over the rack creating a enclosed and water free camping-sleeping area for when the weather turns nasty. The goal is to leave the trailer at home and pack only necessary gear.

As soon as I get a chance to go camping I'll get some pics of it all in use. Just adding the hooks and roof rack has really brought it to life and makes it much more useful.

OZ-T 12-10-2012 12:08 PM

Cool

Desert Drifter 12-10-2012 12:36 PM

Nice. Does anyone sell a rack similar to this? I have seen some. but the open part is what I would like as it still lets me use the truck to haul stuff.

Beefed Taco 12-11-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 6111849)
Cool

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Desert Drifter (Post 6111958)
Nice. Does anyone sell a rack similar to this? I have seen some. but the open part is what I would like as it still lets me use the truck to haul stuff.

Yeah I made the top shade piece 4' long so I could still get up into the rear of the bed without hitting my head or having to squat and also be able to stand there and mess with items up on the roof rack and not be forced to mess with items on a ladder from the side of the truck.

Desert Drifter 12-11-2012 01:52 PM

Beefed Taco, You the Man! I guess I better get some tubing, some bends, and get the welder sparking! you use MIG or TIG?

Beefed Taco 12-11-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Desert Drifter (Post 6117604)
Beefed Taco, You the Man! I guess I better get some tubing, some bends, and get the welder sparking! you use MIG or TIG?

Just a Miller MIG. I just wish I had more free time to do more things that are needed. Thanks for posting, I like your username. :tumbleweed:


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