I’m making a narrow (right above the factory rails), short (right above the roof), Prinsu-style rack with slide-outs for those times when I carry 4×8 sheet goods.
It will be the height of the horizontal line drawn on the measuring platform (this is the only way I could think to get the roof contour accurate.) 🙂
Going to mathemagical land:
can’t wait to get this one done and on my truck:
tall tower clears at bump (factory bump stops, 1in BL):
working on the swing-out hinge mounts – lots of folk want them.
Here you can see how much I cut off this thing:
That should do it. 🙂
So version 10 was close, but I didn’t like the shape at the bottom of the hatch (I’d like it to mirror the curve at the top of the taillight) and the bumper clearances were way too tight, and the bumper was too long for big tire clearance. So, on to Version 11.
FINALLY went to steel with this thing to prove it out:
(factory running board cover repurposed as step trim – you saw it here first.)
mis-bend by the bend shop on the bottom of the center section – see how it doesn’t hug the side piece under the back-up light hole?
catching that factory hatch contour line. 🙂
working some reinforcements to combat Lower Control Arm cracking – these will tie the forged ball joint arm directly to the bump stop mount, and add triangulation and a skid plate on the bottom side:
rough at the moment, I know – I’ll refine these if there is enough interest and put them into production. (Way cheaper than a fabricated arm!)
June 24th, 2019 edit – I’m going ahead with these, guys! Thanks for the feedback, they’ll be up next after the bumper goes into production. 🙂