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Old 06-01-2006, 11:24 PM   #11
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I've put some pictures of my rear deck in the gallery. Pay no attention to the rust colored paint. I am planning to add rails and a step later. Oh ! and some real paint too. My opinion , don't skimp on the steel that goes into the framework. Measurements are 37" x 88 1/2"
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:19 AM   #12
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Ok....I have to ask....what's that thing on the left side of the bus where the bumper wraps around? Is that a door or loose panel or something or am I just seeing things?
Thats just part of the bumper, I dont know why it sticks out a little like that. It's not loose or anything & it looks the same on both sides.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:40 PM   #14
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I got the rack built over the weekend, and I'm taking the Raptor on a 4 wheeling trip this weekend.

I ended up with 3" channel steel, which I had them cut for me. Total cost was $70 & I had a friend weld it up for me. He works at a welding shop and had all the tools to do it right. He used a plasma cutter to cut the square holes in the bumper & the round holes in the frame for the bolts.

I'm loading up tomorrow night & leaving Friday as soon as I get home from work. I wonder if the insurance on the quad would cover it if it fell off the back of the bus?

I put it on there tonight just to try it out and me and my girlfriend jumped up and down on the back of the rack with the quad sitting on it; probably 750lbs bouncing on it and it didn't break, so I think I'll be good. I'll take pictures tomorrow when I load it up & it's daylight out.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:44 PM   #15
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I tested it out tonight & it works great.







I cant wait to go riding this weekend. I'll take lots of pics. Oh yeah & if anyone asks yes those are lights on the rack not reflectors... nope not reflectors at all.

More pics of the rack here
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Here's a picture of Big Blue's newly constructed back porch, The frame is extended with 3x3x3/8 angle and the decking is recycled skid wood painted with rustoleum. The railing is 2x2 angle iron. It's all recycled material, so it has a bit of a "rustic" look, but the only thing I paid for was a gallon of paint and some new taillights.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:11 PM   #17
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Here's a better picture of BigBlue's deck.
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Re: Question about a rear deck

I like the idea of the back deck. I really like BigBlues. I plan on building one in the spring. How did Big Blue attach his deck?
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:01 AM   #20
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Re: Question about a rear deck

That's my old bus, I hope it's doing well in Iowa. I notched the rear bumper and bolted the 3x3 angle to the frame. the angles are on the frame like this #=frame a=3x3 angle

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terrible representation, I hope it illustrates the point.
The entire unit could still be unbolted and removed if desired.
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