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Hey guys me and my pap are lookin into fabbing up a headache rack for my stepside but sadly its at the mechanics. Could someone post up a pic of their stepside bed straight on? I just need one good shot to start using my maaaad paint skillz

Any Ideas are welcome and mods I didnt know whether to post this in the metal fab or here. If it should be there could you please move it.
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I want a free rack too since I supplied the pic haha
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Im thinkin something like this. But I cant decide whether or not to go louvered or like screen.
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Screen..and use aluminum.
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dont forget to cut out for the 3rd brake light.

also, having those little tips on the end... eh, unless you have a use for them, id make it straight. thing is, if you flip those tips are gonna dig in and possibly break the bar off (if you going fast enough).....they also look a little retarded from the front.
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I was thinking that too. I made two one with tips one without. I prefer without and I like the screen because of visibility. And why do you say aluminum. I just dont understand the main differences between aluminum and steel?
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I like aluminum because it will not get rusty. I am considering one of these for my F-350 though, I can load it up with wood and not worry about it.

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screen and keep the tips
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aluminum is lighter but it is also weeker so it will dent easier but it wont rust. steel is strong will rust if the paint chips and is heavy.
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Steel can dent too.
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yes it can but not as easily
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aluminum is lighter but it is also weeker so it will dent easier but it wont rust. steel is strong will rust if the paint chips and is heavy.
depends on the aluminum. they were showing the different alloys and the strengths they have on xtreme 4x4. they were talking about making skid plates, link bars, and other parts due to it's strength, plus being lighter than steel.
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Some aluminum blends are just as strong or stronger than mild steel... Which is what those racks would be made from
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1.5" DOM lol
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