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Someone posted a link recently to a pre-manufactured bar you can place in the front of your truck bed to keep the bikes from stressing out the front of the bed box. I know it could be made relatively cheap, but I am not that swift at welding ectt,,, and would spend too much time to make, I'd just assume bite the bullet and get something nice.

Thanks in advance.

(I did a search and came up empty.)

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The only thing I've seen is when people used either a Thule or Yakima bar for their pick up beds - you know, the bars used for bicycles, kayaks, canoes, skis, snow boards,...

That's the only thing I can think of. Hope it helps.

Probably be cheaper to stop by a welding shop and see what they can whip up - you probably could find some clamps that they could weld a piece of angle iron or bar stock to. Then prime/paint it.

:)

Here's a link - picture is REAL hard 2 see though, sorry. This may not be heavy duty enuff, either.

http://www.a1-autoracks.com/pickup-truck-bike-carrier.html

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put a truck tool chest in. I have one in my truck, the only down fall is that I cant put my tail gate up,I have A short bed p/u and haul two bikes, so I couldnt put tail gate up anyways. The tool box is bolted to the bed, so the tool box takes all the stress. :)

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Theres also this one:

http://www.pickup-rack.com/clamping_motorcycle_rack.html

And this:

http://www.off-road.com/ford/reviews/motorcycletiebar/

I don't really like any of them, so Im making my own right now using some Uni-strut. I know it's been done before but mine is going to bolt to the stock locations, no drilling. Plus I can weld and like making things on my own. I think it's going to be pretty slick when its done...

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Theres also this one:

http://www.pickup-rack.com/clamping_motorcycle_rack.html

And this:

http://www.off-road.com/ford/reviews/motorcycletiebar/

I don't really like any of them, so Im making my own right now using some Uni-strut. I know it's been done before but mine is going to bolt to the stock locations, no drilling. Plus I can weld and like making things on my own. I think it's going to be pretty slick when its done...

Be sure to let us all see it when you're done.

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Will do. I need some metal but the only place up here closed for good on monday. Have to go to Phoenix I guess :) .

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Some of those were pretty good, but none were like the one I saw previously. It fit right on the stock tie down mounts in the ranger bed. Oh well, I'll keep looking. thanks.

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