So I haven't had time yet to get the back rack done but I needed somewhere to mount my cb antenna so rather than make one, I bought one from friestik that would mount in the stake pocket and it was fairly cheap. Well once I received it and installed it I noticed that ranger bed sides aren't flat so my antenna was going up on about a 25-30* angle. I ran it for a few days and finally decided it was time to build my own.
Didn't think to get pictures of the build until after but it was pretty basic. Cut a 2"x3" piece of 3/16" plate for the main mount, and put some ends on it. I drilled the 1/2' hole in the middle for the stud and then ran 4 5/16" bolts down to a piece drilled and tapped on the underside of the bedside stake pocket. After I mocked it into place I made the sides out of cardboard and once they were perfect traced them and cut them out with some more plate.
Welded it all together with the mini mig, grinded all the welds and gave it some coats of paint and it doesn't look to bad and works pretty good.
So basically it's just 2 pieces, the top and the bottom. The bottom is just drilled and tapped and the top is just a wedge to put the antenna level.
This is the bottom, one side is longer than the other
Goes under the bedside
Antenna stud and my fire ring on the inside of the top
I put two bolts in to hold it
slide the long side in first and then pull it back so it has contact under both sides of the pocket
Put the other 2 bolts down and tighten everything up.
This is just my setup