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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 04-27-2010 10:19 AM 2317 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this using 2×10 hem-fir construction lumber. Painted it a bunch of coats to match the truck. Sorry stain fans :-)) It works well for securing ladders and conduit keeping them damaging the window or paint. The small window cut out is so I can see the 5th wheel hitch when hooking up.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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janice

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 12:32 PM

I had to keep looking too. It looks great. Nice paint job too :)

-- Janice

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 03:41 PM

Looks like is part of the truck

-- wchips

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 04:08 PM

Ops! Looks like the measure twice and cut once failed on the mounting to the bed.

I very nice protector to the truck.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 10:33 PM

Thanks for the comments. I never realized it would be that hard to see what I am posting:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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studie

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 08:02 AM

I made a rack for my Gem top canopy years ago that would hold lot of lumber. I welded the wood tho. ;)

-- $tudie

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 09:05 AM

I wanted to keep it low so it will fit in parking garages. One of the down sides of Sea-Tac area. Fortunately, i don’t go in ‘em much :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 01:09 PM

At first I couldn’t see what you were talking about Bob, but using my keen eyesight I did finally spot it. A very good idea to save your vehicle. It’s really easy to do expensive damage in the heat of the moment.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 07:46 PM

Hauling conduit and ladders all the time would definitely damage the back of the cab. I could never find a commercially made system that would work with my tonneau cover. I thought it would look a little tacky being made of 2xs. Guess nobody really notices it isn’t part of the truck ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 07:50 PM

Good design well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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