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We continued the buildup at 4Wheelers Supply in Phoenix, where the rear bed cage came together quickly when we decided how we wanted the 2x17-inch Bilstein Rockcrawler coilover reservoir shocks to mount. We will eventually build an enclosed bed within the cage to store camping gear and tools. The bed cage ties into the internal cage and is made of 1 3/4-inch by 0.120-wall DOM tubing. Where the cage goes into the cab it is welded to the body. If it were a show truck we would have to put in a nice, tight grommet, but since it's a wheeler we welded it up. We aren't worried about cracking as the cage is strong, and for us body damage is cool.

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