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pick up truck railings

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by legendrider, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    How do you build the wooden side racks for a pick up truck. I see these around alot and wood like to know how to make them. any ideas or photos would be great. thank you. Evan/ Ps anyone from New Jersey here?
     
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Wooden side "racks"?
    Racks for holding equipment, or rails for holding in leaf loads and such?

    Easiest way would be when you see one parked somewhere, stop and ask driver if they mind you looking. Just tell them what you're doing before you walk up to truck.
     
  3. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
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    sorry I should have been more speciffic. The extended walls guys add to there trucks for holding brush and leaves. I am assuming they mount them into the truck along the bed rails somehow. I do look often but i am apprehensive to approach someones vehicle. Most often i see them unattended. Evan
     
  4. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Sorry rider, haven't been able to find pics detailed of truck box detailed enough to be usable for building plans.

    Really simple construction, plywood sides attached to 2x4 or even 4x4 'framing' on three sides. Back side (tailgate) hinge on one side.
    Box can be attached by large c-clamps to rail bed, or bolted directly to rail. Makes some holes that way, but clamps are going to bend things up anyway.

    Numerous ways to end up with the same type 'box'. Again suggest stopping by when you see a rig you like the looks of and finding a driver to allow you to look.
     

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