I finally got some parts to start my back rack on friday. I started putting it together tonight. I am going to cover up my third brake light so I am going to replace it with an led in the center box. The two amber lights are strobe lights. The two outside lights will be backup/work lights. I might move the strobes to the outside, I am not sure. I am also not sure if I should paint it body color or black. Here is what I have done so far. I will post pics when I get more done.
If you go with black it might be easier to touch up in the future. Just a thought.
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Got it tacked up and tested on the truck. I think it looks good and straight. It also does not block any of the back window. I think I am going to paint it body color, so it will blend in with the truck.
Hey nice idea for the back up lights in the bumper. Can you tell me what brand and where I can get some. The rack looks pretty cool in place on the truck. After seeing this I would have to agree that body color will look killer with your design.
The lights are just 4" round lights that all the semi trailers have. You can get them just about anywhere that sells truck parts. I used led maxxima's. I like to stick with brand name lights. I bought some of the cheap ones for our semi and some of the led's inside stopped working after awhile.
looks good man i recently built a back-rack for my truck they give the truch a great look. They wanted somethin stupid crazy like 300 bucks for one i went down to my local steel dealer bought all the metal for 80 bucks and welding one up.. to bad i wasnt in class still i had to cut all the 2x2 tubing with a angle cutter haha and bent all the pieces from hand came put pretty damn close to the original.. People wanted me to make them for em about 10 people lol to lazy ended up selling it for 200 bucks because i wanna put a cover on my truck but keep it up looks great
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