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DFW BS Thread : Check post #1 for Meet and Events

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Silverspool, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Jun 18, 2021 at 8:19 PM
    imthejaybird

    imthejaybird I make things and do stuff. TTC #287

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    Speaking of, what’s the latest on your fleet? What did ins end up doing?
     
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  2. Jun 18, 2021 at 8:47 PM
    Beef Nachos

    Beef Nachos Here for a good time, not a long time

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    Got a third extension on the rental because they took forever and the shop is slow. It’s nice to see Helga stretching her legs
     
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    Landpirate Strong like horse, smart like tractor

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    Happy Father's Day DFW crew
     
  4. Jun 20, 2021 at 10:34 AM
    imthejaybird

    imthejaybird I make things and do stuff. TTC #287

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    And to you as well sir.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    I agree, they really seemed to nail it. I think it is the best looking of all the full size pickups available today.
     
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  6. Jun 21, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    Starting a bed rack project, any suggestions to bending 1/4 in thick steel flat bar with minimal tools. I got muscle but idk about that much muscle.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2021 at 4:16 PM
    Naveronski

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    1/4” is pretty thick, are you sure you need that?
     
  8. Jun 21, 2021 at 7:43 PM
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    Increase OD and decrease wall thickness? Figure out what thickness you can bend and go from there. Most stuff is ultra overkill and you could save a lot of weight going down in wall thickness and up in diameter.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2021 at 7:25 AM
    Teliotex

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    In my head im picturing something along along the lines of billiebars and the KBvoodo bars to handle the RTT. However, I'm also wanting to be able to mount and use a 270 awning on the rear drivers side. So it has to be able to either collapse or swing down below the roof line when driving. So those brackets have to be able to handle that weight and leverage of the awning at full height. Seeing as the only other areas I could attach that to when fully deployed is a portion of my roof rack and a brace that could attach to the cross bar.
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2021 at 8:03 AM
    Teliotex

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    Here is my kindergartener's attempt at a schematic of my idea. IMG_3667.jpg
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2021 at 8:14 AM
    Beef Nachos

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    Why not 1/8” channel for the rack and welding 1/4” angle tabs for the awning? Install the awning when you’re ready to camp and store inside the bed rack when traveling?

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  12. Jun 22, 2021 at 8:15 AM
    imthejaybird

    imthejaybird I make things and do stuff. TTC #287

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    1/4” is super heavy. Which will make your truck really top heavy. 11ga(1/8”) would be more than enough to do what you’re wanting to do.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2021 at 8:33 AM
    Teliotex

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    The 1/4" would only be for the 4 brackets I plan to mount everything onto. Family has a 12ft 11ga 3x2 they are donating to my project that I plan on cutting in half for the 2 6ft cross bars.


     
  14. Jun 22, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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    I think you'll have a hell of a time trying to bend 1/4" plate. I made some Z brackets to mount a bed rack on my truck and they were 1/8" and super stout. You'll probably have a much easier time trying to bend 1/8" and it will still be way more than you need. If I'm interpreting your drawings correctly, you'll have a similar setup as what I did for those brackets.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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  17. Jun 22, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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    Arguably, you’d want it slightly weaker than the awning.

    If you do get an unexpected gust of wind, that tube would be easier/cheaper to replace than your $1200 batwing awning.
     
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  18. Jun 23, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    Brought my truck in to DFW Frame and Alignment for a quote; my frame is bent at the leaf spring hanger.

    Based on what they said, I’m not sure anyone even looked at my truck.

    They can’t tell the difference between welded on versus bolted on parts?

    Or maybe they saw the hammer hangers and just didn’t want to look any closer. Either way, avoid them.
     
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  19. Jun 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM
    Silverspool

    Silverspool [OP] Come at me Bro!

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    time to box that c channel back there
     
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