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Icon6 How do you like my Rack????

Built it myself turned out pretty good. Took about 5hrs would of been shorter but 2 of the welders in our shop ran outta wire.



Now i just need my Cragar Soft 8s and 30 inch tires and i will be happy

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looks good
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That does look pretty good. How sturdy is it?
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That does look pretty good. How sturdy is it?
Extremely sturdy i can grab it and shake my whole truck with it. Its made out of 2 inch square tubing and 2 inch flat stock its really sturdy plus i made it lol.
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different but cool..

mount lights to the top of it
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Nice
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Not to shabby. Are you gonna put any lights on it?
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I may put lights on it when i get my bigger tires but i doubt it i think it looks to redneckish if you dont have a lift. I really want a fabtech prerunner bumper and put lights on that. Im kinda going for the wanna-be prerunner and useful truck. Im a metal fabricator and i do have to haul steel, ladders, and other things that are bigger than my truck lol.
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honestly, i think it looks like crap on the Ranger.....don't get me wrong, i think the design and workmanship is great, but it doesn't fit the Ranger right......it sticks way to far above the cab, and it doesn't match the cab lines too well......
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honestly, i think it looks like crap on the Ranger.....don't get me wrong, i think the design and workmanship is great, but it doesn't fit the Ranger right......it sticks way to far above the cab, and it doesn't match the cab lines too well......
Thats fine your opinion it hardly goes past the cab look



I dont really think any headache rack fits the ranger right but i wanted to build something different.
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i think the rack looks fine, especially since its useful. me, i would put two small lights pointing rearward on it that way you have light for when it gets dark. and i wouldnt waste my time with 30's. go big or go home!
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the height has to be if it's gonna be used. No way around it. More so if he adds another to the rear.

I really like the cutout for the third brake light. Looks good.

The only thing I would add if it was for me is some nubs on each end, so whatever I'm carrying doesn't slide off the side.

Clay, you the guy who was commenting on the Kempner (or lack of) dirt bike track on the other forum? Welcome aboard here.
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like ive said before nice job.

ill post a thread on mine im building. ive been working on it for 2 weeks now. working in some fab work on it when i have time.
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I liek it.....just not my style of headache rack. I made one to mock the Pro Tech brand of racks. I finally just got my Pro Tech aluminum one installed a few weeks ago....although, at a price ALOT more than yours. lol.
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Now i just need my Cragar Soft 8s and 30 inch tires and i will be happy

Oh yeah. Those stock rims are just bad. A little at a time, you'll get there.
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I like it cause it looks very well built, very professional. Looks like it would serve it's purpose very well. I also like the attention to detail for things like the brake light and sliding window.
Aestheticly, a good coat of gloss black would look nice. actually powdercoat might look better and be more durable.
It dosn't help the looks of the truck, but then it is ment for utility, not looks. But it dosn't take away like some things might.
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looks strong..
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the height has to be if it's gonna be used. No way around it. More so if he adds another to the rear.

I really like the cutout for the third brake light. Looks good.

The only thing I would add if it was for me is some nubs on each end, so whatever I'm carrying doesn't slide off the side.

Clay, you the guy who was commenting on the Kempner (or lack of) dirt bike track on the other forum? Welcome aboard here.
Yes i am i really dont like rps, because you ask a question and all they do is tell you to search. Also this seems to be more active than that site.
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i think the rack looks fine, especially since its useful. me, i would put two small lights pointing rearward on it that way you have light for when it gets dark. and i wouldnt waste my time with 30's. go big or go home!
I was going to do that so when we are loading bikes up when its dark it would be nice to have some lighting. The reason im getting 30s is because i cant afford a lift right now. I think it will look good with 30s on it. Just a little at a time...but i will get there.
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Looks good man, nice work!
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looks really good. nice workmanship, and after you go with some black wheels and a small lift and some 31's.....will look sooooo much better
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the rack looks sturdy, but, a chrome one would match your ranger better.
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looks good, some utility lights would be a nice addition, and black wheels of course, i had those same wheels on my truck when i got it, swapped em for some cragar d-windows real quick, you should also look into some 3in lift spindles and belltech shackles, really cheap way to get some lift and clearance for those bigger tires
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I was going to go with chrome cragar soft 8s i think it would look better. Anyone have photoshop?
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honestly, i think it looks like crap on the Ranger.....don't get me wrong, i think the design and workmanship is great, but it doesn't fit the Ranger right......it sticks way to far above the cab, and it doesn't match the cab lines too well......
go pull the stick out of your ***.. seriously


it looks pretty good man. "function over form", remember that one
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