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Old 03-16-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
BG250
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How much weight on ledge in Ranger bed?

I built a wooden frame to sit on the ledges so I could carry stacks of rigid
plastic sheets that are 4' wide as the floor is not wide enough due to the
tire wells. I hauled 200 Lbs with no problem, but I wonder what the load
limit is on the ledges. They seem to be stamped in to the side sheet metal.
I don't know if there is any supporting structure behind. Thanks bg


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Old 03-19-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
Al Bundy
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Re: How much weight on ledge in Ranger bed?


BG250 wrote:
> I built a wooden frame to sit on the ledges so I could carry stacks

of rigid
> plastic sheets that are 4' wide as the floor is not wide enough due

to the
> tire wells. I hauled 200 Lbs with no problem, but I wonder what the

load
> limit is on the ledges. They seem to be stamped in to the side sheet

metal.
> I don't know if there is any supporting structure behind. Thanks bg


I have no direct experience or specifications to provide. But I have
observed that the sides tend to bow out at the top in older trucks,
especially those with the tailgate removed. So I would fabricate some
rigid support at the back and middle between the top of the two sides
before you get deflection.

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Old 03-23-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How much weight on ledge in Ranger bed?

Good idea. You might consider making rails with a vertical "peg" of some
sort that would fit into the stake pockets to keep the sides from bowing
outward. As far as overall weight is concerned I would worry too much about
that as to how much stress you're putting onto the bolts that hold the bed
to the frame when you go around corners with a lot of weight. How high do
you stack this stuff anyway?


Just when I figured out how to get the toothpaste back in the tube they come
out with this stripped stuff!


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