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Old 02-24-2012, 06:57 PM
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Awesome work. I have been working on mine for the last month. What size tubing is that? 2x3 inch? How thick? 1/8?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:23 PM
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Awesome work. I have been working on mine for the last month. What size tubing is that? 2x3 inch? How thick? 1/8?
Yes it is 2 x 3 x 1/8. I thought about using channel or something else but I really like the 2 x 3.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:35 AM
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Yes it is 2 x 3 x 1/8. I thought about using channel or something else but I really like the 2 x 3.
I do too. Nice work.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:19 AM
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Did you use flat mesh on that? If you did, that is a big mistake. You will understand when you try to put a mower up there on a wet morning, or walk up it with wet shoes.
I agree...ours is flat mesh and it's dangerous...either add a railing or a pull rope so you can safely enter/exit truck. I've slipped and fell many times on ours.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:31 AM
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Yea I already thought about that before I built it. I just bought a can of spray in bed liner from lowes so I won't have that problem. It really works great.
I'm going to try this...ours has expanded metal and diamond plate...both are very slick.

You are going to need a flat gusset where the tubing attaches to truck for the top rail...it will break at the stress point (our did).I'll get a picture today of ours so you will know what I'm talking about.

Very nice work!
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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Looks very nice like you know what your doing working with steel, welds look good, great job.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:11 PM
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:16 PM
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Yours looks good! Here is what I did with mine. http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t...do+Lawn&page=2
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