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Homemade Back Rack (Lots of Pictures)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Finksies, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Jun 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    Finksies

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    Well, Ive been thinking about how I wanted to build my Back rack for quite some time. I constantly have stuff in the back and wanted to make somthing to protect it. Hauling Dirtbike sucked because there was nothing solid to attached to besides by bed rings. I now have 6 anchor points that are solid as a rock.

    Specs. All the Tube is 2x2x1/8". The angles are 4"x3"x3/8" stock. All the gussets were made out of 3/8" plate. The back rods are 1"x3/8" flat bar. I drill & tapped for 3/8" bolts. Bolts are 3/8"x 1 1/4" long S.S. I just got it back from the powdercoater (150$). I got the stock from work, so for under 200 bucks I think I have a pretty sweet little rack. Makes my 4 cylinder look tuff!

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    Had to take out some of the screws on the bed rail to get the flat bar in place.
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    3/8" S.S. Allen Head Anchors. I think they look pretty good.
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  2. Jun 24, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Looks good. Are you going to mount that center bracket or is it stable enough.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Looks good.

    Jesus, are you like 5'1"?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    looks like a very clean professional job



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  5. Jun 24, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Finksies

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    5'-8. Yea Im going to use the center mounts. I just need to make the backer plate still. Really sturdy as is.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Looks awesome...rep for creativity.
     
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