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Old 03-10-2009, 11:41 PM
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Roll Bar/Headache rack

well i kinda strayed away from my original plan of a roll bar and went more with the look of a headache rack like this one http://www.toughcountry.com/products...eadache_01.jpg but with out the stuff on the inside

i bought all the steel for $35 which i thought was a good price for 15ft.

then i had to go through several pieces of paper to find the right angles and lengths so it would all line up properly.

here are some pics of what i have so far. im still working on it and hope to have it on by this weekend.

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cutting the angles
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cleaning it for welding
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not so perfect weld
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about half way done and where i took my break.
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not to bad for my first time welding lol :lol:
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:43 PM
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i plan on going back and cleaning up all the welds. wouldnt want to to fall apart while driving haha
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:32 AM
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end of day 1:

i added brackets for lights for the bed, and some other appearance things.

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:21 AM
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pretty cool. i was gonna build a roll bar a while back but never got around to it. i still have the tubing in my garage lol
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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No offense man and good work on home building:thumbsup:, but with those welds, you would definitely have a headache if you rolled over.:angel:
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:35 PM
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Is it just me or does the right side vertical have more of an angle pitch than the left side? Might want to check for square again. Could just be the photo though. Other than that, I like the homemade attempt. Make sure to get some pics when your done, I've thought about making one for mine as well.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:55 AM
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Is it just me or does the right side vertical have more of an angle pitch than the left side? Might want to check for square again. Could just be the photo though. Other than that, I like the homemade attempt. Make sure to get some pics when your done, I've thought about making one for mine as well.
yeah i see what your talking about... maybe it just the photo..
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