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    Default Blud's Bakkie rack!

    Ready for the load and then the road to the beach house! Dogs coming along this year, so had to make a plan for the displaced load.



    Could not find anything off the shelf that accommodated a sportsbar and dog portholes (with tonneau cover), so made a bolt-together. Stock similar item at a 4x4 Supplier cost almost 10K! Rests on top of the bin, is hooked up in front and ratcheted down at the back. Rack and Load cannot shift due to the tolerances.

    Materials were R2000.00 . Took just on a day to drill and bolt together.


    Plans are available for anyone to use and adapt if they are interested.

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    Now that is properly cool! Well done Blud.
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    Very neat and those passengers are ultra cool !
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    Unfortunately this will never work. A Ford can't drive that far.
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    I like the passengers.
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    Awesome Blud! Great idea
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    So the home-made bolt-together load rack was a HUGE success!

    Total weight of around 25kg. Ratcheted down at the rear with a heavy duty strap, with retainer lugs at the front end, it was solidly attached to the vehicle. Carried a load of around 100kg with ease.

    Through pure serendipity, the bars spacing were a precise fit for my container's feet, and they slotted in and were essentially locked down laterally. I could easily fit 3 boxes alongside each other and create space between the sportbar for another 2 (t least) wolf packs.

    Pooches were also sheltered from wind blast, as well as kept cool under the tonneau cover, with no wind drag or buffetting. It did damage the tonneau cover but that is simply preventative neglect on my part - easy to rectify.

    I will develop it further to accommodate a fishing ski for my next trip. Also a redesign of the front lug system is needed for easy installation and removal. As it stands, it is virtually theft-proof.





    Last edited by Bludlust; 06-01-18 at 16:22.
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    I like the whole idea, specially the tonneau cover, to avoid demaging the cover, maybe put some rubber stripes under the rack to avoid the metal touching the cover? (just an idea)
    I like it a lot!!
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    Interesting.....
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