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Homemade Back Rack

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by c.schulz, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Thanks to f250man for getting me the dimentions I put together a rack to fit my truck. Finished all the welds and now its time for some paint. Did it on the cheap, the tubing was all scrap so all I bought was the flat stock.
  2. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Looks good :drinkup: How long did that take you?
  3. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    That looks great and you are welcome.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Looks great. How long did it take you?
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    man that is nice. great job on that.
  6. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    That looks like a real back rack. Nice work.:nod:
  7. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I'll have about 2 good days into it after its painted. Im going with Rustoleum Hammered finish. Dark bronze.Almost looks like pewter. Should look good against my silver truck. I wanted to have it powder coated along with my tool box but just dont have the cash with Christmas coming. Maybe I'll get it done in the summer. Ill post pics as I go........:waving:

  8. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Very nice looking. That will look slick on the truck matching colors. Great build.
  9. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    chris that thing looks perfect. very well done.. prob saved some $$$ too
  10. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    looks great! cant wait to see what it looks like on the truck
  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    If the steel was bought for the build instead of free it would have been around $ 100 in steel and just the time to cut, fit and weld.

    Thats what it cost me to make mine and a few other guys back racks on here.
  12. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Did a nice job.
    Looks good.

    That Steve's alright. :nod:
  13. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    damn that is WAY better then my home made one

    well i guess i know what i'll be re-doing in the spring
  14. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    On the nose my man!!! I figured about $100 for all materials. Also still need to make the hold downs as well but thats easy.
  15. KL&M Snow Div.

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

    Looks good, can't wait to see it done.
  16. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    nice job!!
  17. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Very nice work, how did you make the bends for the glass protection?
  18. Outd00r Maint..

    Outd00r Maint.. Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    nice job.....
  19. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,050

    Very nice, i want to buy a rack next spring, i want to do the rack, tool box and tonnau cover....
  20. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    fab looks good...one question the closeup of the light did you tack the aluminum base to mild steel? i dont see that holding so i hope it was just for the pics