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Built a back rack today.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Landmark1, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    Built a back rack today. Not bad for $102.00.
     

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  2. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    Heres a few more pics.

    Few more pics. The last pic of it painted isnt that great, it will be on the truck Sat. so i will post a better pic then.
     

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  3. Dankman

    Dankman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thats awesome Landmark1 ! I was just thinkin of doin that myself today. and $102 is pretty damn good price too, maybe you can start a little side bizz doin it. Well if ya fab up another one i'll buy it from ya.
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    All you guys building your own are going to put these other guys out of business,lol They all seem to be a great job! :D
     
  5. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Looks great, can't wait to see it on the truck.
     
  6. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Looks good


    Alot of money for that if you ask me. Mine was $62 Did you have the metal place cut it all for you? The steel for mine was $42 then add primer and paint
     
  7. Dankman

    Dankman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    @KingDuramax- $62 ?!!! Wow, thats even better.Is it one you made yourself? Lets see some pic's,hell sounds better than $102 , lol! sorry Landmark1,but... i'm sure it all depends where you get your materials or how you come across one.- i.e ebay or something.Either way I would like one soon so I can mount some back-up lighting on it.
     
  8. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Search my posts theres pics on here.
     
  9. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Defiantly one of the easiest ones i have seen. I like it.
     
  10. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    i built mine .. but i just built it for my lightbar .. an average backrack price is $250 - 300 range .. built mine for $40
     
  11. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Do you by any chance have any plans or the measurements and what size steel you used. I am looking into making 2 of these for each truck. Looks good btw.
     
  12. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    looks great how thick is that metal?
     
  13. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    1/8" on both the tube and plate.
     
  14. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Wow people should make these and start selling them. Change um up some. Nice build I need a welder so I can start making stuff.
     
  15. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    What would be nice is a kit.

    Someone make up all the parts cut them and bend them all to the shape they need to be. Include assembly and welding instructions. Then you weld and paint it yourself. That would be cool.
     
  16. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Looks great. :salute:

    I haven't fiddled with Micro$oft Paint in years. I might hafta go fire that up and see what I can design with it.

    I don't know much about welding except "don't look at the arc" and "don't grab the welded area and shake it to see if it's solid, at least not until after it cools." :jester:
    But I know somebody who knows way more about it than I do. :cool:
     
  17. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Hey landmark. Do you remember the sizes of the steel?

    I am wanting to build one and really like yours.
     
  18. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, I have thought about something like that for my truck but just haven;t made any decisions yet.
     
  19. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks great.

    It is not worth trying to make them and selling them.

    I built mine and the steel was $ 100 and then cutting and welding them is not worth it takes to much time and then to ship them. Would cost the same as the others and they power coat theres.
     
  20. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Looks good.



    For those on here who want a backrack but don't have the tools or skills to fabricate one keep your eyes open for used backracks. I paid $40 for a normal backrack with 4 work lights on it and a cb antenna, and then $40 for a weatherguard headache rack with a FS mini lighbar on it. Both were at auctions about 2 years apart. Sand blast them, primer and paint and they do everything a $300 backrack does.