|Project by mls||posted 04-02-2010 05:32 AM||8751 views||31 times favorited||19 comments|
Well with the price of gasoline, I finally gave up and dropped down to a smaller sized pickup. But I still occasionally want to haul a piece of plywood and, of course, it won’t fit between the fender wells on a Tacoma like it will on a full sized pickup. So I designed a rack that stores on the wall of my garage but can be quickly dropped into the truck to allow full sheet hauling. I made it from cedar to keep it light weight. It snaps into the bed slots in the bed of my 2007 Tacoma so it can’t slide out of the truck once installed. There is room under the rack for items to slide under the rack too. It really works great! It installs in 1 minute flat and comes out just as quickly. So I haven’t missed the full sized truck at all and am enjoying much better gas mileage. The rack has tied downs on the underside so sheet goods can be tied in. It has really turned out to be a neat tool for me.
-- Mike, Missouri ---Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson---