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Old 03-07-2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default Post Your High Racks Pics for a DIY'er please.

I'd like to build a high rack to go in the back of my Chevy Avalanche..and have searched on here for pictures. I think I have a bunch of 1" square tubing for the right price..(ALMOST FREE)!!

Found a few (pics) on here doing searches, but was hoping to get all the pics and ideas into one thread. Please post pics of your High Rack so we can use them for ideas and designs if possible! Also, ideas, tricks and mods would be great too.

Just finished my DIY Caller thanks to the ideas posted on here too. I'll get a few pics and post them over on that thread as well.

Im thinking 2 chairs, either side by side or front back, plus room for a cooler up top. A place to mount the caller. Padded rails all the way around. Using a portable Q beam, so 12 Volt Jacks up top will be nice. I'm just starting out with the varmint hunting, so not really sure what I'd need or want out of the high rack! Lets hear all the ideas, and see what you got! I need to keep it light enough to load by hand also. Overall width under 42 inches, and overall length around 5 foot.

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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very interested in this as well...
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:28 PM   #4
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Here's mine.

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Old 03-09-2010, 04:52 PM   #5
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #7
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Some good looking rigs
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:33 PM   #8
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Old rack, basic design, two swiveling plastic boat seats.

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New rack, two swiveling plastic boat seats, fold down steps, old ice chest mounted in for storage, radio with cassette player, 2 PA speakers from radio shack, 2 cig lighter plugs, all wired in by plugging in to the trailer light hook-up inside the bed, middle storage rack to keep stuff out of the blood in the bed, shotgun mount inside stand.

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Old 03-11-2010, 08:00 PM   #9
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #10
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:50 PM   #11
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:01 PM   #12
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nice i am looking for one for my ranger
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #13
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New rack, two swiveling plastic boat seats, fold down steps, old ice chest mounted in for storage, radio with cassette player, 2 PA speakers from radio shack, 2 cig lighter plugs, all wired in by plugging in to the trailer light hook-up inside the bed, middle storage rack to keep stuff out of the blood in the bed, shotgun mount inside stand.

I recognize that high rack! Good luck tomorrow. We will be there hope the critters cooperate tomorrow night!
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:44 PM   #14
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these are awesome. i think i like aggiebowhunters the best with the spotlight mount and everything, that is awesome, just cant have 2 ppl up there. makes me want to build one for our ranch truck
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:41 AM   #15
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Those are some nice rigs. Im building a new one for my toyota tacoma now. My old rack fit a full size pickup and when I down sized, well, now everything must be down sized. Good luck, its a lot of fun costomizing your own rig.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:43 AM   #16
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Default May have found one!

Bringing this one back to the top....any others with Hi Racks or ideas for what works best in them?
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #17
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need picxs of one in back of a full size bronco
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:05 AM   #18
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Default Finally got one!

Ok...so I finally let loose of some cash to get a high rack for my Avalanche. Pics to come soon...im pretty excited to finally have one. Now I want to add the accessories and make it mine! It already has 4 flood lights. Two face foward and two face rearward. Two swivel seats....Adding cupholders next for the "Cold Beverages" of choice



What are some of the handiest accessories added to yours to make it more user friendly...or a better Killin Tower! LOL Look for the pictures to be posted in the next week or two. Its a work in progress. I didnt do the welding, but its needing more work before its finished. So, I'll try and get some pics soon
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:39 AM   #19
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Default Prepping for Paint

Because I bought it just after being welded up, there was no primer or paint on it. SO..step 1 is to wire brush the whole thing and prime to prevent rusting. No easy task! Top rails are primed..tomorrow I start the expanded metal floor and support rails...its a work in progress. First outing is planned for FRIDAY..so prairie dogs...BEWARE!
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:59 PM   #20
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Here is the one I have in process for the back of my Ranger.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:22 PM   #21
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Them some nice racks there.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #22
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Any one else?
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:49 PM   #23
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I am needing some more pictures, I am wanting to build another one this weekend. Come on Predator hunters help a botha out.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #24
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here is one I threw together. Its light weight!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:15 PM   #25
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:10 PM   #26
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #27
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I like the single seat setup like Aggiebowhunter03's shown above. Mine is similar to it and I like it because I can load it/unload it within 5 minutes, it holds the light for me and I have a rifle and a shotgun rack attached to it. It also folds down into the bed when I'm on the road heading to or from my hunting spot. Oh...and I don't have to worry about the guy next to me and where he's pointing his barrel!

I run solo most of the time, so this just works for me.



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Old 02-15-2011, 09:20 PM   #28
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #29
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looks like a rolling party platform....
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #30
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I like the single seat setup like Aggiebowhunter03's shown above. Mine is similar to it and I like it because I can load it/unload it within 5 minutes, it holds the light for me and I have a rifle and a shotgun rack attached to it. It also folds down into the bed when I'm on the road heading to or from my hunting spot. Oh...and I don't have to worry about the guy next to me and where he's pointing his barrel!

I run solo most of the time, so this just works for me.



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wow sweet set up and awesome shooting!
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:31 AM   #31
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That's a whole bunch of coyotes
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #32
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Bought this one for Mexico light weight and straps in with ratchet straps.fits between wheel wells. For sale if anyone is interested.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:17 AM   #33
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Well, Ive been away for a while...but my High Rack is about 90 percent complete. Since my last visit, ANOTHER HOBBY which requires a high rack became another obsession for me....Land based shark fishing! yep, fishing for sharks from the beach. I'll create a new posting for it...so yall can check it out....its over here:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...29#post3914029

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:30 AM   #34
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cool rigs!
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #35
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Question for you highrackers,have a buddy with a platform made on top of a nissan pathfinder front to rear with no sides.Has anyone made or considered using 4 foot cainlink fencing for sides? just thinking.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:02 PM   #36
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All the toys!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:46 PM   #37
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:50 PM   #38
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interesting.

never really been high rack hunting.

I see gun mounts and stuff... I assume long range shooting is involved?
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:54 AM   #39
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This is a good thread nice stuff here.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 AM   #40
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:17 AM   #41
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here is a pic of MitchBCS high rack Sami
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #42
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Does anyone know of someone that has a used homemade fold & tumble seat high rack for a jeep they would want to sell?
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #43
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This is way cool
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #44
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lots of good ideas
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #45
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Heres a aluminum one we built for a ranger.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:41 PM   #46
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Predatorsniper.....Did you kill all of the coyotes by yourself in one sitting?
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:33 AM   #47
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Here's one we done on my cousins fourrunner. I have 3 more racks that go on trucks but dont have any pics at the moment.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #48
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Predatorsniper.....Did you kill all of the coyotes by yourself in one sitting?

He was by himself, and he did kill all of those in one night. But, it was at multiple stands.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #49
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Here is my new Lil buggy
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #50
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This is my little predator rack.
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