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We recently bought two bikes and instead of just throwing the bikes onto the bed of the truck and get them scratched, I build one using PVC pipes ...
- Four 10-ft 3/4" PVC pipes - 6 3/4" elbows - 18 3/4" Tees - Chop Saw - PVC glues - mallet (optional)
The first step is to measure and cut all the pipes. I have a 1996 Toyota Tacoma and I built the rack to fit my truck. If you ...
I started putting the pipes together without using any glue first to make sure the final rack will fit my truck. Since I needed to take it apart ...
Now we build the vertical pieces where the bike tires will go. They're very simple and are each made of: - one 12" pipe - one 10" pipe ...
The face of the rack is put together using the pieces from the two previous steps. The picture shows it upside down. The pieces I used are: - ...
Now we put the feet of the rack together. With the face of the rack still upside down, instead six of the 10" pipes into the tee as ...
Put the remaining horizontal piece from step 1 in, and we're now ready to see if it fits the truck bed.
Bring it to your truck and make sure it fits. If not you may need to adjust the length of the pipes. Note that in my picture the ...
This is how the rack looks in my truck bed with bikes. I use ratchet straps to secure the bikes so they don't move around when I drive ...
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