Here's how to make a low cost truck bed mount for your bikes.

Step 1: Materials

- Angle SteelL2"x2"x3/16"x0'-3".
- 1/2"Dia x 4" steel tube.
- 5/16"x5-1/2" all thread rod.
- A regular 5/16" nut.
- A 5/16" wing nut.

- A chop saw
- A welder.
going to do this soon. How did you mount it in the truck, I am thinking in the bed tho closer to the window. Perhaps with a plate and two threaded bolts.
i bolted mine near the top of the tailgate on our truck. This allows me to lower the tailgate to gain better access to the connection. I've also added some washers to the mount to spread out the contact points so it doesn't scratch up the forks. Something more like the connection on wheels. FYI.
Smart idea, you could also add a couple along the rear bushguard and have crazy people riding them as they hang off the back, actually having the bikes there would allow you to fill the bed at the same time...
That would work....until you ran into a police cruiser. Then it would be lights and tickets and visits to the judge.
Despite what I said being a joke I just yesterday ha some laughs with the police over the fact that two of were hanging off an advertising trike up a main road while giving flyers to passers by, the joys of PR, somehow I think they'd take the bike idea even better...
yah, um... they alredy mass produce these for about $3-5 sry but still cool
when i made this instructable, they were more on the order of $20-$30 a piece. Which is not that bad if you only have one bike. I'm also curious where you can find them for $3-$5, that's a deal.
my bike shop
Not sure where your bike shop is. This is what I found for $10:<br>http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14572-255_SETHC6-2-Accessories-661-Car-Racks/Sette-Hitch-It-Bike-Mount.htm<br><br>Not bad, but still not $3-5
Where can you buy this for $3-5? Just the skewer is $10.
Great idea now just make a bracket to hold the rear tire and if you mount them to a plate weld an old set of forks, upside down, to the plate to hold the front wheel while transporting...
that is a really good idea.. i shall try it

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