My take on a bed rack - now finished

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Pyrotech

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Got the bed brackets bent up today.... Discovered a few minor adjustments that will likely get done at final assembly.




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I may need to extend the bolt slots a bit.

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Top of the bracket is a hair longer than I would like, once the bed bars are welded on I may trim this a bit to keep it flush with the bed side.
 

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Did you break all the pieces?

You don't need to extend or shorten anything, you need to relocate the break to move the slot down and the outer tab in.

I don't know what you paid for those, but I'd start over and save those for another project.
 

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Woot! Progress lol, those look fantastic, even better than your cad drawing
 
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Nice job!
Do you mind saying who you are using for the laser table work?
 

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Any updates, the suspense is killing me
yea me too LMAO...

I need to find the time where my time and the time of the guy who is helping with the tube bending and welding to get the final part done, Probelms is we both work hitch work, so not only do our days off need to match up. we need to have the free time. I may end up buying a tube bender and die set though.
 

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Yeah, you guys are going to have to get focused and stop worrying about sleep and stuff. LOL

I can't wait to see the final product. Looking great so far.
 
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Yea tried telling my boss he needs to pay me to stay at home so I can finish this... he just laughed and told me to get my ass back to work.

I may try and pick up my own tube bender soon(ish). Would also need to get my garage cleaned up and dust off the welder and get practice In. Been ages since i did much welding
 
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Yeah, you guys are going to have to get focused and stop worrying about sleep and stuff. LOL

I can't wait to see the final product. Looking great so far.
looks like this is going to die the slow death, or at least long term life support until I can get a tube bender bought. I was hoping it would have been finished weeks ago, but life has gotten in the way.
 

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looks like this is going to die the slow death, or at least long term life support until I can get a tube bender bought. I was hoping it would have been finished weeks ago, but life has gotten in the way.
Life seems to always get in the way at times, especially this time of year. When it does get finished it is going to be awesome on the truck. Good luck finding time
 
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Pyrotech

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Why not use square or rectangle tube? Some 1X3 16 ga tube would look good and be fairly light weight. And much easier to attach stuff to than round tube.

Todd

I thought about it, but I like the sleek look of the round tube. even though I could do a square tube rack easier than the round