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Custom Back Rack

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mossman381, Jan 24, 2010.

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What color would you paint your back rack?

  1. Same color as the truck

    28 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. Black

    108 vote(s)
    79.4%
  1. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    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.

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  2. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I would go same color or even better add a darker tone than the truck. My truck is silver and I added a dark pewter color to mine.
    Chris
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  3. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    That is a really good idea.
     
  4. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,340

    I guess it depends on the color of the truck.
    Here is mine.

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  5. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I saw your build. Really nice work.
     
  6. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
    Messages: 71

    If you go with black it might be easier to touch up in the future. Just a thought.

    Chris
     
  7. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Black looks good but did you think about silver or argent. Or even aluminum color.

    Chris
     
  8. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Keep the build going. More pics!!!!!!!!!!


    Chris
     
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Got most of my pieces cut. Tomorrow I am going to measure it 10 more times tack it up and then set it on my truck to if I like it so far. This is all I got today.

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  10. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    That is a very different design. Cant wait to see how this comes together.

    Chris
     
  11. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    It is different. If I wanted a cookie cutter rack, I could have just bought one. Really suprised the black is more popular than body color. Well off to work on it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  12. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    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.

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  13. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    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.:drinkup:

    Chris
     
  14. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    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.
     
  15. Storsy23

    Storsy23 Member
    Messages: 39

    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
     
  16. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    One of the reasons I am making my own rack is because I wanted to keep my roll cover. I am getting closer to getting done. Here is my last test fit before I start the paint work.

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    Here is how I am attaching the rack. I am using a J-bolt through the stake pockets.

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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  17. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    One more of a front shot. The shop is so messy. I need to clean it up after my rack is done :nod:

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  18. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That is going to look so good when it's all said and done.
     
  19. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    looks good cant wait to see it done :nod:
     
  20. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Got it primed last night. Working on color and clear today. While I had the paint gun out I decided to paint my grill too.

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