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Old 05-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Raingger Raingger is offline
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Default EASY Bicycle Rack / Bike Rack SAVE MONEY!

There are plenty of DIY bike racks online, however, there are none that I could find specific to the Ford Ranger!

As many of us use our Rangers for leisure, including cycling, I thought I would post pictures of my latest project... bicycle rack.

Materials:

(2) 2x4 cut to fit.
(4) 3" screws
(2) Bolts, whatever size you see fit
(2) Nuts that fit bolts
(4) washers (for the bolts)


(2) Bicycle fork mounts
(2) screws
(1) paint (maybe)

Thats it!

Steps:

* unscrew tail lights and remove
1. cut pieces of wood to fit width of truck
2. stack pieces and screw them together with 4 3" screws
3. set them flush against tailgate
4. cut about 1/2 an inch off wood, maybe more if you need to (leaves room for nuts)
5. mark preexisting holes with sharpie and bore them out with drill
6. Screw nut, washer, truck frame, washer, bolt together (in that order)
7. do the same for the other side
8. screw bike fork mounts on wood (position them to your liking)
9. ... disassemble and paint! (if you want) (leave mounts on though)
10. Reassemble after paint dries.

* dont forget to put your tail lights back on... its illegal not to in my state of California.

Cost 50 bucks... maybe.

Hope you guys like!

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Old 05-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Tom Tom is offline
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Default Re: EASY Bicycle Rack / Bike Rack SAVE MONEY!

Post the pictures here.

See: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-t...-pictures.html
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: EASY Bicycle Rack / Bike Rack SAVE MONEY!

I finally broke down and bought a hitch mount 4 bike rack from Amazon for under $50.
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