Teryx loaded on a 3/4 short bed!
This the latest idea I came up with for hauling my Teryx.
Problem: rear tires sits on tailgate, scary thought, tailgate cables breaks or ends pull out!
Solution for GMC or Late model Chevy pickup.
There is a 3/8 hole located at the topside of the edge of the tailgate and it goes all the way through the tailgate! So I ran a 3/8, 8/18 stainless rod through the tailgate and machined some ends to thread on to both sides of the rod. (3/8 -24 NF) thread. Then I fabricate 2 channels to extend down inside the holes in the rear stake bed 2 holes, with a piece of 3/8 1 1/2 steel strap on the welded top. The channel was then secured with a 1/2 13 grade 5 bolt from the side. I then ran a 5/8 steel rod from the rod ends to the strap at the top of the strap and secured the rod with grade 8 cap screws. Anyway check out the pictures, it is much easier than trying to explain .......
I am still a bit worried about hitting a bump and sheering the stainless
PS I built this system all from shop junk