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Old 10-14-2009, 03:59 PM
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Does anyone have any thoughts about a headache rack or what a good style is
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:34 PM
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http://protech.net/product.php?product_id=92
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:56 PM
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I've got a Protech 'cab gaurd' as they call it. All aluminum and absolutely gorgeous. I use it every so often with ladders or wood....I'm a freak and put a blanket or towel between the rack and the part being secured...don't wanna scratch the powder coat. lol. Anyway....works well and does it's job. I've been thinking that if I get back into the trade, I may go ahead and get a rear hoop and powder coat it to match...makes me a full lumbar rack for pipe.

Going steel and having someone build you one is alot cheaper than a ProTech, I built one in high school simulating the Protech look.

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After powdercoat...




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Old 10-18-2009, 04:54 PM
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is there enough room to put some off road lights on top of the rack
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:58 PM
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all you have to do is weld some tabs on there and your all set..
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:43 PM
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i like that rack a lot!
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:45 AM
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i can't decide on the mesh rack or the louvered rack
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:24 AM
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I love the PROTECH rack but dam they are expensive. I want to make a steel one but cant find octagon tubing or wire mesh with that big of openings. and i want it black or bedlinered anyway
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:04 AM
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Brad? no offense, but this thread was last opened nearly 7.5 months ago.
there really is no need to reply to posts older than 2-3 weeks
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:56 PM
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My bad. Figured no need to start a new thread on the same topic
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:38 PM
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I love the PROTECH rack but dam they are expensive. I want to make a steel one but cant find octagon tubing or wire mesh with that big of openings. and i want it black or bedlinered anyway
Protech has their alum tubing done for them exclusively....it's all their design. It's actually a octogon with a notch cut out of it. Most who build their own racks, including mine I built in highschool modeled after a ProTech, was done out of 2x2x1/8" square tubing. Basically thin hitch stock. Looks great and looks right.


If you're having a hard time finding expanded that big, you need to be looking elsewhere.... find a local steel supply yard, not the local hardware store. My local steel yard has TONS of big hole expanded. Up to 4 or 5" I believe.






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Brad? no offense, but this thread was last opened nearly 7.5 months ago.
there really is no need to reply to posts older than 2-3 weeks
Who the fuck cares? It's on topic and at least it's not a stupid post like "lol" or "that looks good" or "welcome"...... His thread bump is totally valid.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:12 AM
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here`s one i made

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:22 PM
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i cant decide on a body or suspension lift for my 05 ford ranger if you have any suggestions let me know
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:27 PM
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i cant decide on a body or a suspension lift if you have any suggestion let me know
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:58 PM
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i cant decide on a body or a suspension lift if you have any suggestion let me know
lol whats this got to do with the thread? just saying. and if youve got the money then the suspension lift is the way to go
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