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    DIY - rack for older pickup

    here's a way to set up fork blocks in an older pickup.

    The "L" aluminum piece was approx $15. I cut two pieces that were 2" and mounted them to the under side of the top of the box. One bolt was enough for each piece.

    Then the long angle aluminum was bolted to the underside of the 2" pieces. This way only the long piece and a couple bolts show.

    Yes, the rack flexes with a couple 30lbs bikes, but its held up fine for the past 8 years. Get something thicker or reinforce it with steel or a 2x2 if you're worried

    Its been used a bunch of times to tie down furniture, construction equipment and is a good place to hang grocery bags.
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    Looks like it will get the job done...

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    Good Job !! Another way to DIY a rack with scrap wood, a few drywall screws, & straps, that I had laying around, so free, and its not bolted down, so removable... Pick up trucks remain the safest, best way to haul bikes.

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    Four wheels transport the body,

    Two wheels transport the soul !!!!

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    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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