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I have seen these and wanted to make one, here is what I cam up with.  I used a 6x6 and left 4 inches on either end and made the opening 4 inches.  Used my favorite wood working tool to make the cuts and used some of the snowmobile ski tracks I had left, heated them to get the bend.


Before I make another one, thoughts on the measurements I used, should I go longer, shorter??






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Yea that looks like a good heavy duty piece! I probably would not go any shorter, just because when you get to uneven surfaces, like the edge of your bed, it might quicker tip front and dump the control arm off. That is just my 2 cents. That being said the only downside to that is, that it will be bigger and bulkier to get in under there. We have the ones from ITI and those measure 19 in. long. Hope this helps!

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I was thinking longer after I made this and I will also soften the angle so when it hits the edge of the bed it will be less likely to tip.  I have one big tool box but I will need to get one on the other side soon.  I hate not having what I need


thanks for the input

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