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Geeze. $600. For $200 more I can get the SOS off road ones that have a greater weight capacity. I sure like those ones you have, but for the price...I don't know.
Those SOS racks look pretty slick, I wonder if/how much they'd upcharge to build it to Frontier bed dimensions. Tacos have slightly trapezoidal beds and ours are square. I know some CF members have adapted Taco bed racks to fit but I haven't seen it done in conjunction with a topper.

If you are throwing the idea of a topper out the window this could be a good option.
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Those SOS racks look pretty slick, I wonder if/how much they'd upcharge to build it to Frontier bed dimensions. Tacos have slightly trapezoidal beds and ours are square. I know some CF members have adapted Taco bed racks to fit but I haven't seen it done in conjunction with a topper.

If you are throwing the idea of a topper out the window this could be a good option.
https://tuffstuff4x4.com/products/un...xoCmiIQAvD_BwE
I LITERALLY just came to post a link to the tuffstuff rack. If it's not tall or wide or long enough I can always cut it and extend it with steel pipes in between. I think that's what I'll be going with.

I don't need to store a lot of weight to start. Just a spare tire and MAYBE some jerry cans. I definitely think this is what I'm going with. I'll post pictures if I get it installed and have to modify it.

Also, I don't have the square bed frontier. I actually have the long bed. 2007 LE Crew Cab 4x4 long bed.

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First it would be best if you told us your skills, what equipment you have?
Post a simple drawing describing you ideas. We just get a general idea from your description.
Might be easier to find a fabricator.
Lots of good Fab guys out there.
My friend in Mexico does nice work.
I love that rack! Surprisingly, it looks very similar to a rack that my friend had built in Mexico for his Tacoma. Those Mexican fabricators are no joke and are not messing around, they build quality stuff. The guy is down in Agua Prieta, Sonora just south of Douglas, AZ. I am seriously thinking about contacting him and asking him to build be a rig.
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I was literally abou tto pull the trigger on purchasing both, however, I just noticed something. To fold up and down the softopper, the bed rack needs to be removed, right? And it looks like you'll need to assemble and extend the softopper while the bedrack is installed, yes?

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You can remove the softopper without taking off the bed rack but no you can't fold the softopper with a bed rack installed.

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You can remove the softopper without taking off the bed rack but no you can't fold the softopper with a bed rack installed.
But if you remove the softopper how do you get it back on? In the extended/open position? Are you able to install it in that position? I'm just going off pictures. It would make more sense if I saw one in person.

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But if you remove the softopper how do you get it back on? In the extended/open position? Are you able to install it in that position? I'm just going off pictures. It would make more sense if I saw one in person.
Yes, it doesn't have to be folded to install. If you are using one with a bed rack you pretty much have to install the softopper folded open.

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