Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Old 05-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Raingger Raingger is offline
Learning to use the forums
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 8
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.


(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!


* 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!


search "ranger bicycle rack" for pictures
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Tom Tom is offline
Ranger Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,830
Default Re: EASY Bicycle Rack / Bike Rack SAVE MONEY!

Post the pictures here.

2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0 2WD on 32x11.50R15s
-3" Doetsch Spindle Lift

Using the forum:
How to Post on the Forum
Creating a signature (do this before asking any questions)
Upload an Avatar (image of your Ranger)
How to Post Pictures on the Forum
Switch the site layout: Light Theme or Dark Theme

Things to do:
Participate in Truck of the Month
Participate in the Ranger Photo Contest
Participate in the Non-Automotive Photo Contest
Become a Site Contributor
Shop at the Store
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 04:10 AM
Prages Prages is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,574
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.
2000 Ford Ranger XLT
Extended Cab
3.0 Flex
Manual Transmission
Offroad Package
Reply With Quote

bicycle, bike, cool, diy, rack

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ANOTHER homemade(ish) bike rack! HazardousRanger Vehicle Snapshots 49 05-25-2012 07:55 AM
Bike Rack on bedrails (read to understand) HazardousRanger Fabrication and Tool Tech 38 12-02-2011 08:06 AM
PVC bike rack flareside2.5 General Ford Ranger Discussion 24 04-25-2011 11:24 AM
Bike Rack BOBBO Exterior Tech 2 03-10-2011 07:53 PM
For Sale: Bed-Mounted Bike Rack - CA Plannerman99 Exterior Parts 0 01-25-2010 12:41 AM