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by starspangled6.0 on Mar 25 2011, 1:13am
I found a super-cheap cab guard on Craigslist, so I snapped it up- it only cost me $100. It's pretty, uh, broken in, shall we say- a little bit of rust here and there, a dent here and there, and it's been drilled into and welded a few times. Plus, there's a sloppy paint job on it, but I don't really care too much.
It came with two steel rails welded onto the support pieces, so I cut those off right away- they're ugly, and not really functional. Plus, they'd get in the way when I put a bed cover on. Hopefully, I can turn them into a nice support for one ladder- the cab guard sticks up over the roof about an inch, so ladders won't scrape the roof.
The install was a bit of a pain, and I'm still not totally satisfied with the way it's mounted, but it's good enough. I might mess around with it more, when I get a bed cover. It looks totally awesome, and makes the truck look all that much more "professional grade". The first thing my mom said when she saw it was, "Ooooh, it makes it look like a man truck!". Plus, now I can stick a light bar on there when I get a plow. Here's some pics:
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Soli Deo Gloria
by kbingham77 on Mar 25 2011, 1:23am
awsome deal gotta keep an eye out for those deals i am looking at buying a brand new truck rack one pretty soon and theyre stupidly expensive but what the heck new truck should have a new part haha the gf is P-OOOED tho lol
by starspangled6.0 on Mar 25 2011, 1:31am
I hear ya- I was scared that I'd have to wait a few years to buy one... nothing like Craigslist!
Soli Deo Gloria
by FOURDOGS on Mar 25 2011, 1:01pm
Hey check around your local area you may be able to find someone to powder coat it for a reasonable cost.
2008 GMC Z71 KMC Hoss 20" Rims, Nitto Terra Grapplers, Westin Bull Bar, 3" Lift Kit, CAI System., Extang tri-fold bed cover, In Tune tuned, Protected by Springfield Armory!
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