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Thread: New Truck Rack design
05-30-2008, 01:26 AM #21
05-30-2008, 05:46 AM #22
Think of liability
the first thing i thought when i was it was that hook is right at eye hight. you might think of making it a U shape on the end. maybe stupid idea, but lots of stupid people out there getting rich suing hard working people that didn't make some thing stupid proof. just a little food for thought.thanks for the help
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05-30-2008, 07:27 AM #23
What's with the sides and front on the mounting flange? I don't see the reason for those pieces, but I sure see a nice spot for leaves, needles and other crud to collect. Obviously you put them on for a reason - please enlighten me. If it is for stiffening - why not just use a heavier plate?
05-30-2008, 10:25 AM #24
I do see your point about leaves and junk collecting in there. I didn't think so much about that as I did about water collecting there, which is why I left a small opening at the back corner.
All very good points though. Thanks for the input!
05-30-2008, 12:56 PM #25
home depot sells a 3" S hook that is about 1/4"dia. A quick slice with a cut-off wheel and you have 2 u shaped loops for tie downs. they cost a whopping .98 . You can't make them for less. Plenty strong.
05-30-2008, 07:44 PM #26
I just bought a 20' stick of 1/2" rod for a few bucks (can't remember exact price) and I have a simple jig on my welding table to bend the hook shape.
09-11-2008, 08:51 PM #27
I like the simplicity of your design. I just can't figure out why you didn't form your metal around the bottom post? Here in Canada, the snow and salt would sit in there and rust it quick! I have found one thing with truck racks, you can't put enough tie down points on them!LOL What I do is go to my local Parts for Trucks every 6 months or so and get all the cut chain links from when they sell pieces of chain. I usually get about 100 links, and a few minutes with a vice and a big hammer makes them straight and the cut gets filled when you weld it on anyway. The best part is they are Free!
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