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I really like the Vector Offroad Edock bar, but just could not justify $190.00 for it. Since I am all about seeing if I can make something myself, I thought I would give it a try. Spent about $40.00 using 1 inch copper tubing and fittings for the bar so they could be soldered up. I can weld but its not always pretty. Cut up a 10.00 plastic cutting board for the tray bottom. Mounts off of the two dash mounting spots and has two rubber feet that rest on top of my center dash cover. Covered it with rattle can bed liner. Don't think it turned out to bad. Hopefully my RAM Mounts get here tomorrow.
 

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Nice!

I am thinking about this for my weekend project. I'm considering the 3/4" copper pipe since it is WAY cheaper than the 1". I think the ram mounts work down to 1/2-3/4". What did you use for the stand-offs mounted in the dash? I'm conisdering JB Weld some nuts in a section of 1/4" pipe to mimic the Vector kit.
 

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I bought some hex spacers off of Amazon that are threaded 6 mm-1.0 internal. Longest ones I could find were about 1 inch long. Got some machine screws and cut the heads off. A little red Loctite and just screwed them together to make one long spacer that screws down to that mount in the dash. That way its just basically a really long nut and you can get it really tight. Also with the copper you can solder the mounting straps to it. When I was first mocking it up in copper I was worried. It really stuck out. As soon as I painted it with bed liner it sort of blended into the dash. Be sure to use plastic for the tray. It gets hot enough up on the dash.
 

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Awesome job!! I did the same thing this past winter. I picked up a bar of 1" stock and made my own. Here are a couple pics of the process.









The two holes you see in the brackets is where I mounted two Ram balls. They work great for my tablet and camera.
Projects like these are a lot of fun.

Thanks for sharing,

Hank
 
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