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DIY Tonneau Compatible Bed Rack

Brando

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So I have been looking for a set of cross bars for over my bed that will allow me to keep my tonneau cover on as well. There are some great options out there like Billie Bars and many options for covers that mount inside of the bed etc... but for $500+ for many of them, having a tonneau that mounts on top of the bed and having a trip coming up soon I decided to try a DIY version before I eventually upgrade to something more permanent. The total cost for materials was under $100 for comparison.
 

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Yup, very good. Do things yourself, develop skills. Try something new. These things keep your mind sharp. And it's cheaper!
 
Very creative! Great idea to use the hinges for mounting the crossbars. Happy traveling!
 
Attached some essentials for the trip...
 

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Added some mending plates and thumb screws to make removal much faster and to allow for the hight to be adjusted when the tonneau is folded up.
 

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