Earlier this month I managed to Crack a tooth right below the gum line, During the next 10 days of Pain induced insomnia I dusted off a copy of Autodesk Inventor and set out to try and keep my mind distracted from the pain.
First up, was a design for a bed rack for my Toyota Tacoma. More a fan of the old school Tube style over the newer bent sheet metal designs.
Tonight I change up the slotted gear panel to add a Rotopax mount
Hoping to have a finished version of this in the next couple of months. all depends on my time off and the time off for the guy who is helping with the final fabrication.
I also created this little item for the front of the truck bed, a Molle and shock cord / quick fist panel
I found a laser cutting service that was reasonable, so I order a sample part made, from concept to reality in less than 6 days.
I found out the mounting holes where 1 cm off so I drilled new mounting holes for the header rail.
Updated the design to use slots for the mounting holes.
A quick coat of self etch primer and satin black. The panel is fasten to the factory header rail with T-nuts. The Rail was missing in later years but it is an easy bolt one addition.