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Pictures of headache racks

I wanna see how you guys mount your headache racks to your bedrails...Post pictures please!
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I've got 3/8" stainless allen-head bolts holding the toolbox and headache rack through holes drilled into the rail. Pretty simple. do you still want pics? Most just drill holes through the rail, and some use button head allen bolts to make it pretty.
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okay....I'm bored, so i snapped some shots....





I do plan on drilling a set of holes further up, and weld a nut to the bottom side of the rails.......I can't get my arm back there or even a tool back there to tighten a nut/bolt due to the tool box being in my way, so welding a nut to the bottom would cure this problem. I know its a little different than just having a headache rack, but it does answer your request.

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I like the rack a lot. I have never had one on a truck but I was wondering does it hinder your vision at all while driving or backing up?
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It doesn't at all hinder vision...I don't even notice the mesh anymore.
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I like that. I think i'll put a piece of flatstock on the bottom of the rail just for added rigidity. thanks bro.
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Shane, what kind of stake pocket hooks are those? I like them.
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I like that. I think i'll put a piece of flatstock on the bottom of the rail just for added rigidity. thanks bro.
Yea, i'm going to do that using 1/4" when i take out my rack and get it powdercoated. when that happens, that's when i'll add the welded nut. I'm also going to add the 1/4 in the toolbox as well for added rigidity.

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Shane, what kind of stake pocket hooks are those? I like them.
I have no clue on the brand...but they were like $15 at a sporting good store. They sell by the pair. My brother has the same style ones, but his say FORD RACING on them. Mine are plain.
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i have the same ones but i got em from walmart for like 15$
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okay....I'm bored, so i snapped some shots....





I do plan on drilling a set of holes further up, and weld a nut to the bottom side of the rails.......I can't get my arm back there or even a tool back there to tighten a nut/bolt due to the tool box being in my way, so welding a nut to the bottom would cure this problem. I know its a little different than just having a headache rack, but it does answer your request.


Hey FX4wannabe01 where did u get your rack at i really like it....
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thats not my style but that is sweet looking i like it alot.
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Hey FX4wannabe01 where did u get your rack at i really like it....
The brand is ProTech and i bought it straight from the manufacturer. They have 2 assembly plants, Vancouver Wa and Nashville TN. The vancouver location is only about 1/2 hour away from me. Was $380. They had to make it for me as they didn't have any in stock. I wish I would've known that because i'd have them modify those triangle things on the side so that i didn't have to notch them.

http://protech.net/
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get some lights on top
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I am thinking about it......but those will be titanium daylighters.
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