Project Msfitoy V3.0

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  1. Msfitoy

    Msfitoy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! What bar?
     
  2. bryden

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    i had a putco tailgate bar but it wouldn't work on my truck it pinched when i lowered the tailgate but I'm hoping i can mount it up out of the way with something like your setup
     
  3. Msfitoy

    Msfitoy Well-Known Member

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    From what I've seen, the Putco bar is very thin like my LEDs. So if you were to use a full length 1"x1" aluminum extrusion (painted black) and mounted it like mine, it should work. You can see in my photos that the LEDs clear the tailgate lip (swings under) and I thought they were touching but they're not. I accidentally dropped my tailgate and still it didn't make contact:whew:
     
  4. Msfitoy

    Msfitoy Well-Known Member

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    Extended fuel tanks seem out of reach for now...but, this'll do...don't worry, only one's filled:)
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  5. P. A. Schilke

    P. A. Schilke Well-Known Member

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    Boom instead of KABOOM?:)

    best,
    Phil Schilke
    Ranger Vehicle Engineering
    Ford Motor Co. Retired
     
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  6. Msfitoy

    Msfitoy Well-Known Member

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    One way or another Phil:LOL:
     
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