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Thread: Back Rack gap

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    just got my back rack back from powder coating, i got tired of the gap between the back rack and front of the tool box because of all the snow and water that got into the bed, so i fabricated an aluminum diamond plate cap for it. there are two cut outs for the two risers of the back rack and i drilled and tapped nine holes to secure the cap to the rack. the tool box and cap fit real snug together but i need to silicone it still to keep the water out still. i had the diamond plate powder coated at the same time as the backrack. if any one wants more pics or if they are interested in doing something similar, let me know, id be glad to help.
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    The powder coating came out real nice, and that was a good idea using the wireloom to keep the sharp edges from cutting anything. Keep up the great work!
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    looks like it came that way, great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedsilverado View Post
    looks like it came that way, great job

    thanks, i had about two days time to have it ready before our trip to canada, i pretty much finish everything ten minutes before we left
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    2005 Chevy Silverado 6.0 Vortec 4X4
    K&N Air Filter: Stock Replacement
    E3 Spark Plugs
    Magnaflow Single Exit Exhaust
    Rough Country Leveling Kit
    Skyjacker Add-a-Leaf
    Much More To Come


    "Understeer is hitting the wall with the front of your car. Oversteer is hitting it with the rear."
    - NASCAR driver "Fireball" Roberts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRPLXL2 View Post
    The powder coating came out real nice, and that was a good idea using the wireloom to keep the sharp edges from cutting anything. Keep up the great work!

    thanks, it doesn't move at all considering i have it anhored by nine bolts!
    bd1326

    2005 Chevy Silverado 6.0 Vortec 4X4
    K&N Air Filter: Stock Replacement
    E3 Spark Plugs
    Magnaflow Single Exit Exhaust
    Rough Country Leveling Kit
    Skyjacker Add-a-Leaf
    Much More To Come


    "Understeer is hitting the wall with the front of your car. Oversteer is hitting it with the rear."
    - NASCAR driver "Fireball" Roberts.

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