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Pro Tech Rack on Steppie

Bought a used Pro-Tech Head Ache Rack for my 03 Steppie.

Paid $100 + almost 5 hrs of Travel to pick it up.

Teaser Pics.
Back Rack is still on but people wanted a pic of the start off.

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Rear Side View

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Last but not least the Steppie Back Rack that will be for sale soon.

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Tomorrow the Back Rack comes off and I start the clean up.
The finish needs a little TLC, not sure what I am gong to do with the finish but Painting is an option and Powder Coating if the price is right.

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Dam that looks awesome! I bet it would look killer polished up or powder-coated black


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Paid $100 + almost 5+ hrs of Travel + $100 in gas to pick it up.
^^^Fixed it for you, lololol
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Maybe its just me but I think it looks kinda goofy. I know its made for the width of the bed but looks weird compared to the cab since its not the same width.

That is a great price you paid for it though.
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Maybe $70 for gas NOT $100...
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Maybe its just me but I think it looks kinda goofy. I know its made for the width of the bed but looks weird compared to the cab since its not the same width.

That is a great price you paid for it though.
I agree, but you don't have much choice. They definitely are nice.
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Maybe $70 for gas NOT $100...
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.


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Looks soo good man. Glad you picked it up. I wasn't joking when I said it was spendy! Go take it to a shop and have the lumber stops added. It'll definitely complete the Protech look, I think.

Throw out some links for your LED ideas. I'm interested in your thoughts. I don't think my rack is going back on til I have some on mine as well!
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nice. would definitely look better in black.

now off topic, i want the rear door windows on the green steppie and where did you get that toolbox? i'm going to need one soon for my compressor and tank lol
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nice. would definitely look better in black.
where did you get that toolbox? i'm going to need one soon for my compressor and tank lol
dont tell me your going low?
train horns ?

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where did you obtain that rear window rain gaurd thingy-ma-bobber
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dont tell me your going low?
train horns ?

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where did you obtain that rear window rain gaurd thingy-ma-bobber
lol i wish i was going low but with a 4x4 its too much work. train horns.
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To put in some answers...

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Dam that looks awesome! I bet it would look killer polished up or powder-coated black
Blk is the way, just how to get there is the question. Etching Primer and Paint is probably the way but P.C. is looking into a guy that does Soda Blasting, might do it, then the paint idea.

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Maybe its just me but I think it looks kinda goofy. I know its made for the width of the bed but looks weird compared to the cab since its not the same width.
That is a great price you paid for it though.
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I agree, but you don't have much choice. They definitely are nice.
First off, it is double stacked at the moment, second, it NEEDS paint, third, once painted and in the correct position it will look better BUT yes I think the shape is a little off and the base is a little too wide.

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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
sry bro
$30 is $30 less for the overall cost and in my pocket… right !

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Looks soo good man. Glad you picked it up. I wasn't joking when I said it was spendy! Go take it to a shop and have the lumber stops added. It'll definitely complete the Protech look, I think.
Since your shop makes some things for P-T, do you have any hanging around ?

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Throw out some links for your LED ideas. I'm interested in your thoughts. I don't think my rack is going back on til I have some on mine as well!
So far I have some 4” RED LED Strips from Ron Francis Wireworks.
When I get the "Corner Light Mounting” for the WorkLights I will allow for the Strips to fit just above the WLs. Not sure yet with the wiring but I am thinking drill a hole or two and run the wiring inside of the tube, I mean channel part.

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nice. would definitely look better in black.
now off topic, i want the rear door windows on the green steppie and where did you get that toolbox? i'm going to need one soon for my compressor and tank lol
I think painting it black will bring it together with the truck, just wen is another thing. 2+ years out of work, I am one of the legal people that got thrown off of the Unemployment list to make the number look better but lets not get that going right now.

What rear door window ?
The tool box will have to look up where I got it from. I found the manufacture on the Web, they offered their boxes in all shapes and 0.062 thick walls, didn’t want that thin so I went with a 0.125 wall, different box, even sounds more solid.

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Where did you obtain that rear window rain gaurd thingy-ma-bobber
Rear Window Visor - And yes it keep the rain from dripping in BUT when the window is open there is a constant inward rush of air while moving and it will carry the rain with it so it is not good when moving.

Got it at Summit - I think WADE is the manufacturer but I will have to check it out to make sure.



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If you want durable, you may want to use POR15 chassis paint. It will take abuse. I know El-Mar up in Haverhill carries it.
I thought POR-15 was only for Steel, it reacts to the rusting process and makes solid material out of it ?
Not really familiar with all it will do; enlighten me ?

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It's not a tube though. That's the thing. We form that for Protech at my work. And build a lot of small odds and ends for them too.
True, it is a channel with a flat on the inside, I thought it was Hex Tubing.
The OD measurement should still hold close enough for a quote on Soda Blasting.

The flat, as I now know it has, will allow for an easier mounting of the inside corner mounting plates.
Now to find someone that can handle aluminum welding.
My MIG has an option for a second Gum and I can run aluminum from a separate spool but I am not sure I can do it.


Wow, I hope all of the comment/questions got answered, i will get back to you on the tool box and the rear window visor.

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Another thought on the Work Lights…

Was thinking KC Backup Lights for work lights, any comments ?
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the windows i was talking about are on the rear half-door on the green stepside since they open lol
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so since I gave ya the link to it, I get the back-rack for free right? lol looks sweet
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That looks awesome!! I'd rock it!
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so since I gave ya the link to it, I get the back-rack for free right? lol looks sweet
Don’t hold your breath yet !
I need to do a little reworking on the Rack then put it on.
I will let you know when I post the FS...
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OK, the update… there is none, well almost !

I took off the Back-Rack, put on the Pro-Tech Rack and did not like the looks.

Results of the test fit… it is going up for sale.

I will remove my Back-Rack Post and add a new one for the Pro-Tech.

Thanks for the support...
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