Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Thoughts on Mods to New F250 ??
Hi Guys - I'm from Calgary and new to the forum.
I'm looking at 3 mods to the new 2018 F250 I just bought in Calgary.
1) I just added a BakFlip Revolver X4, but want a Headache Rack as well. I have a pretty high end metal fabrication shop even though it is in a residential garage. I can do hydraulic bending, welding, plasma, etc. So am thinking about a home made headache rack. Maybe a cool design, but I like the idea 3/16 wire mesh to start. Any thoughts on best practices or ideas for DIY headache racks?
2) As I an retired now and officially a senior (and fat), I need an extension for the integrated tailgate bed step to get it a little bit lower. For now I just use a stool, but will start playing with a design going forward, maybe a lower step I keep in the bed and clip to the existing step to get it lower to the ground. Has anyone else done this for a SuperDuty ??
3) While I love the BoxRail system, most of my cargo issues relate to strapping down dimensional steel. So I am looking at a plywood base to the bed that includes recessed E-Tracks. Has anyone else done this? I have never removed box bolts on a pickup before so was looking at just attaching the plywood to the existing cargo tie-downs. But I would be receptive to removing the box bolts depending on how tough this is. Any thoughts ???
Retired (with a nasty Metal Fabrication Hobby)