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Under-shell support for cargo rack...

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by DWStovall, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    DWStovall

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    Greetings all,

    I have a 2009 D-cab short bed with an A.R.E shell. I have plans to mount two roof-top tents on a custom 10' long cargo rack that extends over the shell and the cab. See the attached drawing.

    The drawing shows the rack I hope to build, but now I am thinking about putting the support frame under the shell instead of having and external frame - I think it will look cleaner.

    I am hoping to make the support structure modular under the shell so that I can remove it when not needed. The support frame will mount to the bed and extend snugly to points at four corners of the ceiling of the shell. The rack will then mount to the top of the shell at the four mount points.

    Does anyone have experience with an internal support system such as this? Any ideas? I want it to look cleaner than it does in the attached drawing.

    David

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  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    OZ-T

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  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    DWStovall

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    Thanks, OZ
     
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