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xx   TRUCK

Equip your pickup's box with slotted "Unistrut" to provide a place to hook tie down straps and to prevent bending of the sides under a heavy load.
DIRT RIDER #90 May 1990 pg. 37

Angle-iron tie down bar for a pickup box prevents bending of the box when motorcycles are being carried.
DIRT RIDER #91 Jun 1990 pg. 30

Tip on using an adjustable shower curtain rod to restrain loads from sliding in the bed of a pickup or van.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 69

Hold-in-place cargo rack for pickup bed is kept from sliding around by the wheel wells.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 42

Locking tool cabinet for a pickup truck. Occupies half (or more) of the bed. Features a rolling floor to make it easier to get tools near the back. Use a camper shell to protect plywood cabinet and provide sheltered storage.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 10

A sliding dump-bed for a pickup. Box built from 2x10s and set on pipe "rollers" makes an easy way to unload up to a 1/2 cu.yd. of aggregate.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 12

Pickup-truck tool storage. Long sliding drawers let a builder get to his tools, even when they're under a stack of plywood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 4

Tip: Plastic tubes and elastic cords are used to store rolled-up drawings behind the seat in a pickup truck.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 26

Camper-shell toolbox. Multi-drawer toolbox for the bed of a pickup truck is built from plywood and 1x stock. A camper-shell provides protection from the weather and security. The top of the toolbox is used to transport materials, large tools, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 71

Non-slip feet for tool boxes fit into the grooves of a pickup liner.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 24

Tip: Use toolbelts to store tools behind the seat of a pickup.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 26

Simple carrier boards secured to the top of a pickup's bed are used to haul panel products while keeping the bed free for tools and other materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 26
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 28

Building and using a cargo rack on your pickup. Includes instructions on load organization, lashing patterns and knots to keep the load securely in place.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 8

Rack for transporting full-size sheets of plywood in a small-bed pickup.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 14

Three great accessories you can build for your pickup. (1) Truck-bed platform with two long drawers to store tools, sporting goods, etc. (2) Bumper-mounted boom for heavy lifting (up to 500 pounds). The boom arm is 17-ft. long for high lifting. (3) Bed platform with hidden storage compartments.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 62

Storage ideas for your pickup. Includes instructions for building your own lockable storage box (cargo box) from plywood. Est. cost: $93.
HOME MECHANIX #723 Jul 1988 (v.84) pg. 66

Storage box for a pickup truck is made from one sheet of plywood. Can be used wherever a storage box measuring 46"x15"x20" tall would be useful.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1979 (v.68#1) pg. 22

Welded brush bar is a nice option for your truck or off-road vehicle. A good metal cutting and welding project for classroom use.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1979 (v.68#3) pg. 38

Turn your pickup truck into a dump truck with this wooden insert that will slip out and dump its load.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #84 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 110

How to expand your pickup's versatility. Build this combination stake bed, lumber rack, and tent camper.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 136

How to build a hydraulic dump bed for a pickup truck which utilizes the truck's power-steering system.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 102

Tailgate ramp for pickups. Folding, 2-piece plywood ramp for wheeling machinery, mowers, etc. into a pickup truck.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.128#1) pg. 163

Build a tailgate workbench for your station wagon or pickup. Unit is bolted to the inside surface of the tailgate, providing a work surface 45" long by 12" wide. Tool storage can be created in the 10" between base and top surface.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 67

The complete pickup truck. How to choose accessories and options to make a stock pickup truck more useful and stylish.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 62

Tip: Attach a carpeted pad to the inside of a pickup's tailgate to reduce knee pain.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1990 (v.167#12) pg. 53

How to build running boards for a van. Support brackets are made from mild-steel bar stock. The running boards are cut from mahogany or any other strong, split-resistant wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 122

Rack for the back of a compact pickup truck provides a way to carry 4-ft. wide panel goods with room for storage beneath.
WORKBENCH Apr 1997 (v.53#2) pg. 12