I know… it’s a shelf.
Woo Hoo! Big deal.
But seriously, it WAS a lot of work.

A while back, I stated that I was going to use these stainless steel shelves from Ikea.
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It turns out that these are total crap.
The shelf is SUPER thin metal.
The material underneath it is compressed PAPER!
Not wood, not mdf, PAPER!

SO
New plan.
A couple of weeks ago, I cut out the window from the side of the truck.
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Using the table saw, I cut around the beams.
Ground out all the rivets and separated the beams from the sheet.

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Then I cut the the beams in half to use them as supports for the shelf.

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And after a day in the garage trying to figure it out…

VIOLA!

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Nice and strong. All aluminum. Color matches the rest of the truck.
40 inches long.  Made 2 of them.

Pretty darn impressed with me.

They work really well.

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And then I added the tie downs to stop them from bouncing around.

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