Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by jsize26, May 24, 2009.
Does anyone have any ideas about installing a rifle rack or holder inside the cab of the truck.
would there be room in a non jumbo cab? the head rests are usually mounted to the rear wall of the cab as is.
On the ceiling
my truck could do it cause its kind of a jumbo cab, has the small windows behind the doors, hmm... redneck it out...?
Yeah, or a high-roof non jumbo. Had a couple Subies with the high roof.
However, I know I wouldnt want anything mounted to the interior roof of my truck. Headroom is great as it is, but I wouldnt want any less personally.
I have one in the ceiling of my '96 Mits truck, works great, although I'm only 5' 6''. Got it at Cabela's. I did however have to cut it to fit in the narrower ceiling. I can send photo's if you'd like.Let me know. M Wells
Hey guys, don't know how to post pictures here on the forum but if anyone would like a picture of what I did I will be glad to send them to you via email and maybe someone can post them. Mounted it just above the dash....works better than I would ever have dreamed.
I have been going over a few ideas myself for my Suzuki. I always carry a gun in the truck, but with the limited space its always in the way, whether I have a passenger or not. I have an adjustable rubber coated metal 2-gun holder that is made to mount in the rear window of a truck. It will fit on either side of each headrest without being in the way of your head. However only one gun will work, as the lower gun will be right behind your head. Im 5'10" and it doesnt interfere. However, the length of the gun then becomes an issue in relation to the width of the cab towards the roof. I dont have any problem with my 10/22 with folding stock, or an M1 carbine...My AK-47 is about as long as I can go for everything to work out properly.
I have been thinking about mounting a "cargo-carrier" box enclosure (like on top of cars or mini vans) , a low profile one on top of the cab on the outside of the truck to put guns in when going out into the woods or whatever.
Post some pics of what you have done Ill be interested in seeing them.
im not a fan of drilling holes in my vehicles, but i am considering one now to... got some nice airsoft toys and need a place to put them when going for a few rounds of airsoft.
i am looking at makeing a inside mount , so i can put my robinson arms xcr inside the cab. ill post pic;s when it is done. (like this gun.)
That rifle would match my camo real nicely!
Just Posted pictures of my gun rack to Jason. If anyone is interested let me know. The gun pictures is a Browning a-bolt just to give you an idea how well it fits. Plenty of room. I have been through places most probally would not go and it has never "jumped out". Very sturdy and stable. Also out of the way. Took all of about 30 minutes to make. I also could not figure out how to install a gun rack out of the way, but this works perfect. The bar is a Piece of electrical Conduit, measured the proper length, flattened the end in a vice, used two 1/4 inch self tapping sheetmetal screws on each end, and used four wheeler gun rack holders on bar. Painted to match...done. Really works good.
just made a over head gun rack in about 15 minutes today. In my daihatsu there are already vented cuts in the top of roof by the door so i took a heavy duty bungy and and drilled a small hole in the metal between the door and the rearview mirror on both sides of mirror. Stretch the bungy tight and and through your gun up there. I just have a .22 up there but i think it fits just perfect and hardly any wiggle on the rifle , put the gun in a soft case and it is very sturdy. I was going to build me a metal rack up there but this was about a $3 gun rack solution and works great and the gun is fairly concealed since it is up by the visors.
i made one for mine that is made from some small square tubing (3/4" if i remember right). i just made it fit over the dash between the A pillars and then attached ATV gun holders to that. works like a charm and the ATV mounts have the rubber straps to help hold it in if it gets rough.
How about some photos.
i don't have any photo's of it right now and i leave mine at the farm where i hunt. i am going to go pick it up this weekend so i can bring it home to work on it. i'll try and get some photo's.
here is my rifle rack
Looks nice! I'll add one like it to my truck, that way I can carry 3 guns in cab. Two over head and one over dash, for that moment when you might need to access one quickly. Great idea!
this is hearsay, but apparently in sask, you cant have those, or atleast your rifle in there. something to do with they have to be out of sight, no advertising or something stupid.
it works great for me. i shoot left handed so i just take it out out the window it goes. i do a lot of shooting from the truck. we have lots of pigs and i go spotlighting them from my truck. as for the legality of it i only use my truck on my inlaws farm. the only other place it sees is here at my house a couple of times a year when i bring it home for maintenance. the gun rack works great.
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