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Headache rack aka "the bat-rack"

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by jacobigindi, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Mar 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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    jacobigindi

    jacobigindi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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 :D

    Getting the mounting plates water-jetted:
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    Main frame:
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    Grating, mounting plates, and one of the diagonal bracing:
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    Test fits:
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    Fab work done:
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    Back from the powder-coaters:
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    Now I gotta lift it and get some bigger shoes so the rest of the truck can match the beefy rack haha
     
  2. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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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.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Nice job OP
     
  4. Mar 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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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
     
  5. Mar 25, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Thats about a half hour from me lol
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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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.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    looks good. any plans for lights?
     
  8. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    jacobigindi

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    Thank you. It's 3/4" expanded, not sure about the gauge :confused:

    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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