hauled home a 20' stick of light angle iron home, with the classic lean it on the roof of the cab. well that got me a nice small dent when i tied it down.
one of many things that have spearheaded this project.
its not finished yet, i have a few things to add to it.
2 tractor work lights point rearward.
hooks on the risers to tie objects too.
clean rust off with wire cup
weld on a tab on the right top vertical riser for CB antenna
make allocations for a beacon and oversize load sign... (occasional pilot car work)
las but not least PAINT! most likley be a gloss black.
steel used so far
2" x 3/16" flat stock
1" x 3" x 1/8" tube
1/4" plate, cut for gussets.
welder: MillerMatic 130XP
Wire: radnor .030 fluxcore
reason im not filling in the area between the 2 risers is my tool chest is a 0 clearance lid so the whole box is up againt the front of the bed. i do not want to move the box forward cause ill loose that much more space. its plenty strong as it sits now with out the gussets, but like said im not totaly done yet. hence the Build Up Thread.
time for pics:
projects are fun....i get to buy more tools.
1" x 3" x 1/8" 20'
prefabricating some parts
more Progress pictures to follow.