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Old 09-01-2001, 08:41 PM
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Truck Stake pocket mesh cage..HELP!

I've searched, I've looked, and I even tried to chase down a few area trucks that have them, but no luck..can't find.

What am I talking about you may ask? I'm looking for a "INCERT" that goes into a pick-up truck's stake pockets that raises the bedside height to the height of the cab, if not even a little higher. the ones I seen in my local area are made of a diamind pattern mesh material and it makes a "MESH BOX" out of you pick-ups bed. Any one have or seen them? Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2001, 08:58 PM
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Prolly

Dont know if who if anyone makes them.
Thay prolly built it themselves with some scrap metal and some expanded steel, and welded it together.
I've seen wood ones but never expended steel, Sound like a good idea, but I would think to many clippings, dibres would escape leaving a nice trail down the road. Wood may be a better choice. and easier to build yourself.
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Old 09-02-2001, 07:01 AM
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Well, from the minimal amout of responce on this subject, I guess I'll either have to dust off that ol' skill saw or fire up the MIG welder.
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Old 09-02-2001, 07:09 AM
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Hey Tom,
I saw the same thing up here in NH on another contractors truck. Very clean looking, painted it to match the truck. I looked around as well but couldn't find it either so I assumed he fabricated it himself. Sorry I can't be of any help. If you do find one commercially made, let me know.

Mike
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Old 09-02-2001, 07:50 AM
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Home Made!

I've never seen anyone sell one for a pick-up truck. I made wood ones that looked pretty nice and its a good place for a nice advertisement. Good lookin sign with the fox on it, ya know?

Either way if you do it or go to a welder, thats the only way it will get done.

Upload some pics when you get done!
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Old 09-02-2001, 11:38 AM
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I'll Show you all some pics when I do what ever it is that I am going to do! I think I'll end up doing the mesh. Thanks again for the input!
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Old 09-02-2001, 02:58 PM
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I know a couple that have them.
One was built by a metal fabricator (around $350 I think).
The other is built by a landscaper that does welding and painting(auto) in the winter. He built the dump box for his 350 and all his underbody storage boxes. They look great.

Try a local fab. guy and see. It may be cheaper than you think. What is wrong with the 1x4's on stakes made of wood ? Much cheaper and lighter.

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Old 09-02-2001, 08:09 PM
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Jeffyr,

Thanks for the insight on aprox. pricing, I'll check into a few local shops on Tuesday. Thought of doing the wooden sides, but after seeing the expanded metal versions out there, I'm hooked!
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Old 09-03-2001, 06:54 AM
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Don't forget there are advantages to wood.

1. pieces are easily replaceable from anywhere.
2. can nail or mount anything anywhere on them without a welder
3. they are lighter
4. much cheaper

But I see why you would want to go for it....they are pretty slick looking.

jeffyr
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Old 09-06-2001, 07:24 PM
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I'd like to see that!

Could you walk us through the actual designing and construction processes? You could take a break from time to time, take a few pix, post em and let us know how you do it.

Just a thought.


BTW
You could put a tarp down if you were worried about loosing debris.

My 2
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