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Has anyone else done this too? I used 3 inch channel, 1 inch steel rod and 1 inch id pipe, along with 1/4 inch plate total cost was under 40 bucks. But a couple hours time. Here is a closed pic.
 

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Walt- That looks good, can you get a picture of how it mounts to the bed rails and bumper?


Welcome to SC, SANTO.:rolleyes:
 

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John on the bed rails is 1/4 x 3 inch steel. cant remember how long but i udes 2 1/2 inch gr.8 bolts. D.S. has the 1" id pipe welded to it w/a hole through it. Passenger side is the same but has nothing welded to it. As for the bumper side 1/4 inch plate wth the 1" pipe welded on the d.s , and i used 2" square tubing welded to the 1/4 x 3 and used another 1/4 x 3 on top with a hammered down overlap so the mount will slide up on to it. I will try and get some picks fo ya.
 

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Nice fabrication . I always like to see it . Its America's ingenuity
 

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Thanks guys for the compliments. Here are some more picks. The welds are kinda poor because it was my first time with a stick welder, but you will notice the good welds that were done with a mig!
 

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Hey Walt- nice job- don't worry about the welds, nothing a little grinding, primer and paint can't take care of! Despite what one person so far has said I'm impressed- it looks good an will definitely do the job, $40, a couple of hours and the feeling you get when finishing the job are definitely worth more than a few hundred dollars spent on a factory mount if you ask me.

Bill

Keep up the good work!!
 
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