Backrack

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by traviswalker007, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    iM INSTALLING A BACKRACK ON MY NEW TRUCK AND HAVE A COUPLE QUSTIONS. i HAVE A BED RAIL PROTECTOR ON MY SUPERDUTY THAT GOES DOWN THE TOP OF THE BED RAIL BUT IS NO ON THE BACK OF THE BED UNDER WINDOW, WHEN I PUT THE RACK ON IT SITS UP OFF THE BED RAIL AND ON THE BED PROTECTOR, AM I SUSPOSED TO TRIM THIS BACK, ITS ABOUT AN 1/8TH INCH HEIGHT DIFFRENCE, ID I DO TRIM IT, THEN THE BACKRACK RAIL WILL BE ON THE BED RAIL PROTECTOR AND THE BACKRACK BASE ON THE STEEL PART OF THE BED??

    NEXT QUESTION IS I HAVE A DIESEL TRANSFER TANK THAT IS L SHAPED AND 11" WIDE, WELL THE RAILS THAT I GOT ARE 21" SO WHEN I PUT THE TANK IN, AND THEN MY TOOL BOX, IT HANGS OVER THE SIDE OF THE RAIL, SHOUL I JUST CUT IT OFF AND RUN THE TOOL BOX FLUSH WITH THE BED, OR BUY THE 31" BACKRACK BEAMS....
     
  2. straightlineland

    straightlineland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    all of my pick-up trucks gets backracks put on them. I have a for f-250 that has the side rails. we mounted the backrack on top of the bedrails leaving that 1/8" gap and have never had any problems.

    To answer your question about the fuel tank, i would probably get the longer rails.
     
  3. LawnProLandCare

    LawnProLandCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    i would either just cut a couple pieces of aluminum and prop it up with those or just run it flush with the bed cap. back rack rapes you on accessories.
     
  4. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    heres the new install, used some boxed tubing and fabed some mounts..

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  5. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    heres some more pics

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