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Not inventing any wheels here, but I took some pictures so I thought I'd share since I like looking at other peoples pics.

I'm using 2x8 boards here, I could have taken the easy road and used 2x6... but I wanted them a little wider. If it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing... right!

Measure the long piece, seems to be 67" with my bedliner.



Okay fine, 1/4" shorter... damnit. :doh:




Then to notch the corners a little bit.





And it sits nicely.





 

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Okay, shorter one now... 56"



Notch the ends





And this sits nicely too.






Now, lets try to make it look nice.








Total fail on the finish, don't use that crap paint. :banghead:







Not sure if I'm going to leave it as is or not. I'm not happy with the rattle can job, but I'm having a difficult time convincing myself that I should spend any more coin on inexpensive wood. I'll live with it until I can't anymore!



Bonus pic... New adjustable hitch (Anderson 6" Rapid Hitch) :party018:

 
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Nice! Can you coat them with the same material as the spray in liner or would that be a bad idea?

Seems fine to me the way they are! :thumbsup:
 

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Uummm...it wouldn't be the first time but...I'm not sure what's happening here.
 

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Looks good. But not sure what your trying to do other than have a board as a seat? ??


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I get the front and back boards, but what's the point of the one between the wheel wells? Just because there's notches there, doesn't mean you have to use it! Actually, I think this is the first time I've seen anyone put a board there....

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The one between the fenderwells along with the front and rear ones would give you a loading surface for articles wider than 4', like the people that buy that expensive 5' x 10' plywood.
 

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I assumed the one closest to the tailgate would be for small items so they don't roll around in the bed

Interesting to say the least, but I got an adjustable pole from harbor freight that comes in very handy for things like gas tanks, propane, spare tire, etc.....for like $9
 

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If I'm not mistaken, the top of all 3 boards are now level. If he covered the entire thing with plywood, he would have a "floor" that is the full width and length of the bed. This eliminates the lost space due to the fenderwells.

I'm guessing these would be removed except as needed to haul something large.
 

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The trick with rattle cans is to warm the cans under hot water, shake repeat. It raises the internal pressure and atomizes better while spraying so you get a glob free paint job and the tip won't clog.
 

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I like - and need to do the same. I use a bungee cord to hold 5 gallon diesel cans in place when I go to town for fuel to put in the tractors. The cross board would eliminate that hassel.
 

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ahahahahahahahaha I've seen the notches in the fenders before but never realized what it was for... now I feel like an idiot.
 

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Did you screw them down? Or just gonna let them flop around back there. I guess the workers have a place to sit now.
 

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I did the same thing, made a raised deck by putting 4,2x6's across the bed covered with a sheet of plywood.

Yes, that is exactly why those notches are there.
At one time they ran a TV add showing just that.



So you think Chrysler designed these grooves so people could make wooden box organizers? Or is there a Chrysler part that fits in there?
 

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Not inventing any wheels here, but I took some pictures so I thought I'd share since I like looking at other peoples pics.

I'm using 2x8 boards here, I could have taken the easy road and used 2x6... but I wanted them a little wider. If it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing... right!

Measure the long piece, seems to be 67" with my bedliner.



Okay fine, 1/4" shorter... damnit. :doh:




Then to notch the corners a little bit.





And it sits nicely.





WOW, that was easy.:doh:
 
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