a new roof rack for the truck

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Project by Jeremy M. Reid posted 02-14-2008 01:50 PM 2866 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a new roof rack I made recently for my pickup truck….
all just painted pressure treated and left overs..
the top is from some leftover kitchen shelves, a freind that ordered a few extra(thank you Barbra).....
hope you like it

-- Jeremy M. Reid Woodworking

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#1 posted 02-14-2008 01:55 PM

i think that is so cool.

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#2 posted 02-14-2008 02:17 PM

Nice functional item. How do you secure it to the truck? Just curious.

-- Robb

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#3 posted 02-14-2008 02:21 PM

rob half a dozen self tapping screws…
each one has a shear strenth of about 600lbs so I did three down each side and it seems to be aok so far….
I usualy only carry ladders on there and I sleep up there when I go truck camping…..

-- Jeremy M. Reid Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-14-2008 04:24 PM

Good one Jeremy. I really like your bumper sticker too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 02-14-2008 06:11 PM

Very cool. I wouldn’t have thought of it. I lke the racks on the top.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 06:54 PM

Be careful, I have some of those shelves, and they will rust!

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 07:59 PM

Very nice. I like those racks as well. Plus using them as a bed platform is great. They will work well if you get kicked out of the house (of course I wouldn’t want to try that this time of year wait until the weather is warmer).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-15-2008 02:03 AM

Very serious piece of equipment Jeremy. Great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 02-16-2008 12:27 AM

thanks for the tip.. these are from sevileclasics and they are stainless steel(a bit more expensive but worth the cost) they seem to be holding up aok

-- Jeremy M. Reid Woodworking

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#10 posted 02-24-2008 05:46 PM

Nice job Jeremy, I made some similar racks for my truck when my cap comes off for the summer. I have a pic posted in my projects.

-- HikE, Nova Scotian blue noser

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