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Old 11-14-2010
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So for quite a while I had wanted to get one of the safety racks for my truck and finally priced it out and its well over $250 Canadian so its really not worth it. I've been searching the site and found one that T5cents made that looks completely awesome. I had been looking around trying to find out hows a good way to mount it. T5cents bolted his through his tool box and into the rail, but Im not really sure what he bolted it to or if theres a better way. I like the way the back racks mount using the stake pockets, is there anything I can get to use in that same way. I know you can buy the loops that bolt in the pockets but is there a way i can modify them. Well any help and or advice would be great, I'll keep the updates and the pictures coming on the progress
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Why not just buy the same outside diameter square tubing as your stake pockets and drop it in there? I am pretty sure there are a couple of holes in the pockets, so run a bolt through them...
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What if you just bought the backrack brackets and made the rest yourself?
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Sorry for the late reply, it never came back up in my cp. Ok so ya I just looked and I found the holes on the inside of the stake pockets and I didn't realize that was there so that's my best cheapest bet thankyou and I didn't know you could buy just the brackets I guess that would be worth pricing too thanks alot guys
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pic of t5cents?
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http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...0612091739.jpg he said he put 2 bolts down through his tool box, the angle iron and then into the bed rails but didnt know if there was an easier way or not
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i know i'm alittle late to chime in but, i used threaded rod and bent a j into one end and put that in the stake pocket, theres a hole facing the inside. worked grate. was strong enough i could tie fridges to the back rack. cheap and strong
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what size threaded rod?
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it was 4 years ago so i cant remember off the top of my head. it was a 1/2" socket for the nut on the end, but i cant remember what size the rod was, maybe 5/16? also a tip if your using square tube. cut a bigger hole on top to clear the socket around 3/4", then drill another smaller hole on the bottom side for the threaded rod to come through to bolt it down.
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