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Head ache rack

Discussion in 'Relentless Fabrication' started by Huntr Pat, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Oct 22, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Huntr Pat

    Huntr Pat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Need a head ache rack 4 a 99 1st gen taco. How much.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Depends on a few things.
    Steel or aluminum?
     
  3. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    what ever cheaper aluminum cantbe that strong. I'd say steel\
     
  4. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    OZ-T

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    aluminum can be plenty strong
     
  5. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    tacofire38

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    Had an aluminum rack on my old diesel and it held kayaks and wood and numerous other heavy items
     
  6. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    What are you trying to protect/use the headache rack for?? Cause there are guys running aluminum bumpers and skids...Pretty sure your headache rack won't get more abuse than that.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Of all of the head ache racks I have seen 99% have been Aluminum. Even on semi tractors.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    I have an aluminum headache rack , it's strong as hell and will haul whatever I have ever put on it , in my case 20' lumber
     
  9. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    Aluminum best features is its weight ratio and its much more exspensive. I'd compare the price for both. I just need standard head ache rack with light tabs, and a opening for slider window tab on the for a vhf antenna on bottom right side. need to see some models.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    OZ-T

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    You gonna mount lights up top or rear facing ?
     
  11. Oct 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    lights rear facing. will load lumber but that what they make trailers for. may haul some lumber from time to time.light tabs should be on bottom of top bar. rear facing so it dont interfere on loading.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Cool

    I don't own a trailer , at least not yet :)

    Would you get a cage to protect the back window ? I had that on my old truck , saved my back window a few times hauling firewood
     
  13. Oct 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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    I use my Taco for hunting mostly. so if I have a roll over at least I have the headache bar. I would cage around and have the slider exposed. whats good is a slider if you can't use it.\
     
  14. Oct 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    OZ-T

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    I use my slider for ventilation
     
  15. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    Hey Oz, where did you get your rack? Is it a relentless? I checked your build, but that didn't help much lol
     
  16. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    No , mine is from a Canadian truck accessory store called Cap-it , anything Eric builds will be even stronger than the one I have , having said that mine never had any issues with any load I hauled with it .
     
  17. Oct 23, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    Alright, I was hoping You would say a Canadian store :D. Eric makes great stuff, but if I can get it locally im sure it will be cheaper. thanks Oz
     
  18. Oct 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    Yikes

    Unanticipated vendor thread derailment

    Sorry Eric
     
  19. Oct 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    OP, Bedracks are very easy to build, so if you are able to find a local fabricator/welder, they should be able to build you one for a few hundred, give or take, depending on what you want.

    this is for a 2nd gen, but the dimensions could easily be adapted for a 1st gen.
    [​IMG]

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  20. Oct 31, 2012 at 2:30 AM
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    :eek:
     
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