F250 aluminum extrusion build

Everything is built out of 20 series and 1/2 plywood. Went with 20 series because the Chinese extrusions and lower cost for components and connectors. Looking back I’d spring for us made 10 series which I’ll explain below. The project is About 70 percent complete. Still need to paint and bedline the raw wood, install water tank and build the 12v system.




Lessons learned
20 series from Amazon and the connectors/ components are not high quality. Expect things to be out of tolerance.

Threading aluminum sucks. Just order it threaded.

I ordered all of the extrusion precut. If you plan on cutting yours to length, be sure to have a plan to make sure all of your cuts exactly the same length. You cannot cheat this material.

Clean all your threads w parts cleaner and use lock tight.

I didn’t use any connectors to connect the individual pods. I cross drilled the extrusion and bolted them.

Use high quality plywood. The home depot wood is a joke.

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