Those uprights are there to keep stuff from sliding off the side when you have it levered up there. You wouldn't want a bunch of wood sliding off your truck as you took a corner!Looks great! Just currious but why is it that all headache racks have those two parts that stick up on top? I see them on basically all of them and always wondered why they were there.
Yeah I have to say I agree with you on building things myself, but after scratching my head about this one for a couple of months, it might just be easier to buy something for a couple hundred $$. But who knows though, I may just end up copying the warn system...The warn system looks pretty cool, but personally I would build something :thumb I like being able to say "yeah I built that"
I changed the oil and oil filter in the truck today, and while I was at it, I installed a Fumoto F-106N drain valve. Super easy to install, and it will make the oil changes in the future much easier with much less mess! No more cardboard boxes under the oil pan to stop the oil from getting everywhere!
The new valve, and the tubing and fittings to keep everything nice and tidy.
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The valve installed on the oil pan.
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The finished install, with the tubing going back under the engine and zip tied off to one of the sub-frame bolts. That should keep it in place, but I will double check after a while to make sure.
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Not the best pictures, so I apologize for that, I was taking them in a hurry with messy hands.
The hose on the fumoto valve just gets zipped tied to a bolt on the frame cross member. It's out of the way and there when I need to change the oil. I did put a brass cap on the end of the hose so that any excess oil doesn't get out.Echo, found your build after looking for some DIY jerry can mounts. I'm wanting to build one as well. Thanks for the photos. I would, however, like to see how your removable strap fits inside the slit on the fender side of your mount. I assume it has a bend to it otherwise you could just flex that strap even with it locked.
Question i had for you, though, looking at your fumoto valve it appears that you left the hose connected to it. Is this correct? If so, maybe i missed you explaining why. Could you advise or link me to where you explained this thinking? Based on your thread, theres a good reason.