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    Tired of broken fishing rod tips from sliding coolers and loose items in the bed of the truck, I decided to make a rod holder.

    It is made out of:
    - 2" 316L stainless steel 0.065" wall
    - 3/8" 316L Round stock
    - 1/2" stainless schedule 40 pipe


    I used a Miller 211 with tri-mix gas and 0.023" 308L wire. Spray application.








  • #2
    Really nice I made one of those for the garage but I really like the idea of putting one in the truck.

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    • #3
      What did you use to cover the pipes egde?
      .
      Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
      Millermatic 211
      Spoolmate 100
      (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
      Work better & less parts to stock.
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      Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
      2. 4-1/2" grinders
      1. 9" grinder
      14" Makita chop saw
      1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#

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      • #4
        Originally posted by eecervantes83 View Post
        What did you use to cover the pipes egde?

        Door edge molding. I am open to new ideas though. It is split on top, so I'm not sure how long it will last. Any other suggestions?

        http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...lding/_/N-25l0

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        • #5
          Fishing rod holder for truck bed

          Nice! Nice way to show off those shimano Calcutta's too

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          • #6
            Very nice work. Maybe you can try some plastidip protective coating on the edge.

            http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

            I've never used it but just a thought.
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            • #7
              Nice, can't beat stainless. Here's some caps/ plugs , see if there's any you like.
              http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...17&FORM=IQFRBA

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kvwall View Post
                Very nice work. Maybe you can try some plastidip protective coating on the edge.

                http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

                I've never used it but just a thought.
                Great idea! Thanks. I think the gun metal gray would look good.

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                • #9
                  Fishing rod holder for truck bed

                  I know this is an old post but that's really nice work. I've been wanting to make one but unfortunately I don't have a welder at the house. I'm gonna see if my instructor will let me buy some material to make one while I'm in class. If all goes well hopefully ill have a picture to show it off in a few days. Great work!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks! And good luck with your build. I look back now at all that free time and equipment and tools that were available to me during shop class in high school, but I was too busy chasing girls to make good use of it. I wish I had that shop now!

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                    • #11
                      Fishing rod holder for truck bed

                      I know! I just started thinking about it and in like two weeks ill be out of high school and more than likely not be able to make anymore projects for a while. I asked my instructor today if he would let me build it and he said I could next week, free of cost. (He usually doesn't let us make any projects). So next week once I make it ill upload a pic here

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                      • #12
                        Fishing rod holder for truck bed

                        Sorry it took so long but if anyone wanted another idea for a fishing rod holder that's cheap here is mine. The original poster's holder is what I originally wanted, but I didn't have the materials in class.

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                        • #13
                          Sorry you can't really see it. But it's just steel rod bent to a sharp "J" shape and welded on a piece of angle and bolted to the tool box. I put shrink wrap on the hooks for a little padding.
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