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Old 07-31-2009
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I'm sure there is a way to use the LATCH strap on there, or a way to make some hooks for it. I'd trust the LATCH straps more so than the car seat belts when it comes to kiddo car seats.
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looks very good. see i was closer than ya all! haha

is it a boy or a girl?
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No, its strapped down lol. In my opinion its way more secure than just strapping it into a bench seat like 90% of people do, I think its even better than a stock bucket seat since its made to fit the contours of the child seat. Its true that it is not government approved or anything so i wont be taking it to the hospital (not that the Mrs. could get in or out of my truck at that time anyway).

It's a girl.
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use a 5 point harness!!!!!!!!!!
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LOL

I thought it was a skid plate frame.

Nice work.
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That's a pretty nifty idea.
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Thanks for the compliments guys. I'll report back in a few months after I have had a chance to actually put it to use and let you know if I would do anything different just in case someone else has plans of making something similar.
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cool idea, i think it will be pretty safer if not safer than strapping to the bench. Nice job.
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Dang, Des is baller for letting you keep the truck and make that for the baby!

Looks good man. I trust your judgement, so f*ck the haters. You're a damn mechanical engineer, you know what you're doing. Some people may not know that, but do now!
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Hopefully when I have a family I'll still ave the truck and have to make something like that.
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Dang, Des is baller for letting you keep the truck and make that for the baby!

Looks good man. I trust your judgement, so f*ck the haters. You're a damn mechanical engineer, you know what you're doing. Some people may not know that, but do now!
Like she could make me get rid of my truck. she actually wanted me to get a car, I told her that that wasn't going to happen.

Thanks man, I'm pretty confident in my ability and judgment as well.
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Dang, Des is baller for letting you keep the truck and make that for the baby!

Looks good man. I trust your judgement, so f*ck the haters. You're a damn mechanical engineer, you know what you're doing. Some people may not know that, but do now!


Mech engineer really doesn't mean much.... The guy that owned my house before me was an engineer.. Electrical at that, and you should see the fawked up stuff he did in this house... Can you say fire hazard...

and it's not "HATIN" so don't fawk the haters bro... Just because people don't agree with it doesn't mean we are hating, it is his childs life, and if people think it's a bad idea, well what do you expect?

What is it connected to? It's hard to tell... Does it attach to the rear wall, or to the floor some how?

In all honesty I'd be interested in this, take it to like the local PD or FD and have them do a carseat check, and see if the angles on it are set up correct, a lot of times when they come to our station to have a check done the person inspecting it finds even when done by the "book" the angles are all wrong...

Awesome idea and design, I'm not knocking that AT ALL!! Just curious is all I suppose...
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I'm not mad at all. I knew that posting this would be controversial and some criticism and suggestions never hurt anyone.

It uses the bolt holes for the rear seats and I'm reusing that hardware so that aspect should be fine. What angles are you talking about, the geometry of the "basket thing" or the angle the baby is sitting at? The child seat has a little angle indecator on it so I know that the child seat is sitting properly. I will use the strap that came with the seat to secure it down to the "basket thing". I added two small "U" bolts on either side of the "basket" for the strap to attach to (not visible in any of the pics but they are under the blue tape in the hanging/painting pic).

If there are any more questions or concerns I am all ears.
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lol, typical response from trepaul, haha.

I don't think anyone is hating. When I look at it, it looks like it would be super secure as long as it is strapped in too. I'm sure it is more secure than being strapped on top of a bench seat.
My main concern is the legality if something were to happen. Then you have to worry about someone else judging your decision, who may look at it like some jerry-rigged thing you shoved your baby in, lol.
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As if I care to people's responses.

Kyle bring it to the meet on the 22nd. And bring Des too! Actually, she may be quite uncomfortable being that close to the delivery day! lol
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I'm not mad at all. I knew that posting this would be controversial and some criticism and suggestions never hurt anyone.

It uses the bolt holes for the rear seats and I'm reusing that hardware so that aspect should be fine. What angles are you talking about, the geometry of the "basket thing" or the angle the baby is sitting at? The child seat has a little angle indecator on it so I know that the child seat is sitting properly. I will use the strap that came with the seat to secure it down to the "basket thing". I added two small "U" bolts on either side of the "basket" for the strap to attach to (not visible in any of the pics but they are under the blue tape in the hanging/painting pic).

If there are any more questions or concerns I am all ears.
I have watched the people at work do the check offs for people (i'm not certified in it), but even if the seat is in the correct angle by the guage, I have seen them have to adjust it quite a bit which puts it out of the spec on the seat, but is actually correct for the child, guess due to their size.... I dunno what exactly.
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Very clever idea. I like it. Good job.
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Thanks guys.

Tre, if i make it to the meet I'll bring it; and yeah, I'm sure Dez wouldn't go since she would be a bout a week and a half from her due date lol. not to mention that she would be the only sober one around a bunch of drunk people talking about their trucks lol.
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woods rider, what would you charge to make another one and ship to GA? Shoot me a PM if you are interested. Got one in the oven as well and would rather not have him riding in the front.
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that is different. any updates or pics of the whole thing straped in with the baby?
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I actually don't know if I have any with her in it. We use it all the time and it works great. When I get home I'll see if I have any pics. If not I'll get some next time she rides in it and post them up.
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Mad skills... Very nice and a great idea. Never cared for those little jump seats anyway!
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you actually very well could put a minifridge there..... i know if i didnt have a reg cab i'd love that idea.
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Coolers work fine for me. They hold more, you can bring them on rafts and by camp fires, they don't eat the battery and stay cold when the truck is off.
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