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Ladder Rack For Bestop Cover

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Camo Dude, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    So, since I was unable to find a rack to go over the Bestop cover and be removable I decided to make my own. Here is what I have so, I am using a piece of 3/4 EMT conduit so I can get the shape I was and have it bent out of some 1.5 inch .120 wall steel tubing. The plates that are sticking out are 1/4 inch thick and I'm using 3/16th 2inch angle iron to attach it to the bed rails. Here are a few pics of what I have so far. [​IMG]
    So the rough size of the plate right now before I cut it down to be less pointed and more angled towards the tube steel that will be centered on the out side edge is 6x5, and the angle iron has 1 inch cut off of one side to make it mount lower (see pic).[​IMG]
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    So in this pic ^^^ you can see the basic shape of the bends. The top is 3.5 inches up off the topper and there is a 3inch gap in the sides with 1.5 away at the plate.
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    And here is the view from a distance. You can also see where I got rear ended and the guy broke my cheap light :( BUT! bought me an Armor Tech Offroad bumper :D :yay:

    So let me know what you all think so far.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Bump for input
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    How much weight are you planning on carrying on that set up ?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Not much just the stuff that won't fit in the bed. The only weak part in it should be where it is attached to the bed rails the rest is over killed, but I am thinking of making some sort of quick disconnect for the main tubing going over the bed so I can remove it easily like the soft top.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    Are you going to have horizontal bars connecting your two upright hoops ?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    I thought about it, but haven't really messed with it any
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    That would make it a lot more rigid .
     
  8. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Like a toned down version of this idea

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  9. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    That it would. I think I will have the 2 hoops bent, welded, and tested and if it needs the extra bars they would be easy to add.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Yeah I'm going for something like that but I'm trying to some what match the Avid light bar on the front.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Cool
     
  12. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    I will have the rest of the plates welded tomorrow and then I'm off to find some good prices on the tubing.
     
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