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#1 Based on Original 3 10.71%
#2 Something I dreamed up 22 78.57%
#3 Don't be cheap go guy a real one 3 10.71%
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Back Rack / Headache Rack Build

I got to thinking these things are pretty cheap to make if you can weld. But now I have 2 designs and not sure which I like best. Feel free to leave any input you have as far as design or new ideas or something I could add.

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#1 Based on Original Back Rack


#2 Something I dreamed up


#3 Don't be cheap and go buy a real one.
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the first one looks almost like the chevy symbol...so i voted #3
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The #2 one looks awesome
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I'd change up the #2 option. I really really really like mine....sorry...gotta ***** it out again. Protech brand. All aluminum. But $pendy.

I made one in a similar fashion back in high school to look like my current one, but made with 2x2x1/8 wall steel.

imo...option #2 is best looking, but take away all the weird stuff goin on in the middle. lol. Just plain, and simple, and uncomplicated is where it's at.

(sorry to hack kinda)

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Ya I wasn't looking at spending too much money. I can get either made for around $60 and a quart of rum plus a few more $ for bolts and paint.
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i like number 2 myself....

heres mine i built. no real price of what it cost me used materials ive had in the yard for a while.

mines open in the middle for the reason on my zero clearance tool chest lid.


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i say #1 looks like the chevy bowtie
so i voted #2 but i would make a few changes
something like this with expanded steal like shanes on the 2 side portions and two lights
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sorry i cant draw on here
there need s to be a draw option on this forum
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keep us updated on how it going, i was going to make one like #1
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I really like the 2nd one. Which did you decide on?
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Number 2 is great!
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have you made a descision yet i cant wait to see it finished
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I have decided on #2 as have most of you.

I made up a cardboard one before I went away last weekend and I had to tweak some measurements to better fit the angle of the cab. The height and width are perfect just need the angles of the side pieces to line up.

The buddy of mine that is making it for me is leaving town for a week or so, so it will be a few weeks before I get any more progress than cardboard.

I like the idea of utility lights on inside and I added my own touch.



The 17 would just be bolted in with some small bolts so I could take it out. If/when it appears a little too redneckish (if there is such a thing).
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i like it alot! thats gonna look frickin sweet, the 17 is a nice touch too, not too redneck but just the right amount of redneck
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dud that thing is sweet....ive been wanting to make one for my truck but i dont have the time right now...i would love to have that for my truck...lol you think he can make me one of them....but with out the number 17...verry nice design though
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Number 3! Number 3! Number 3!
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#3
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not option #3....i'm talking the number 3 instead of 17.....just makin' sure.
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Should be able to make any number you want I suppose. Curved ones are harder but a #3 wouldn't be impossible.
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I'll stick with the 17 but here is what 3 would look like

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Ill pay you the cost of assembly, cost of material, cost of shipping, and the cost of 2 bottles of rum if you made me one w/ the #3. dale earnhardt will forever be my hero. im actually so impressed man, looks so sexy.
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I'd totally rock it! sorry for sorta hackin' your build thread. lol.
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