Go Industries Painted Headache Rack Customer Reviews
21 Customer Reviews
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When you equip your rig with the Painted Headache Rack, you don't need a flatbed to safely haul ladders, lumber, pipes and other oversized cargo. That's because this workhorse headache rack boasts extended vertical uprights to contain your longer freight.
From the inside out, the Painted Headache Rack is built to withstand the rigors of real-world working conditions. The frame is wrought from heavy-duty 1.25", 16 gauge boxed steel tubing. And, steel louvers run across the length of your rear window, shading the sun and guarding against cracks. The top louver is split to make room for your cab-mounted brake light. For select trucks, there is an optional gap down the middle of the louvers for rear-window access.
Your custom-made Painted Headache Rack bolts securely onto your top bedrails. And, you have the choice of either white or black powder coating,The materials and workmanship are covered by a 3-year warranty and the finish is covered by a 6-month warranty.
21 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Erin E (SILVER CITY, NM) Reviewed for a 2006 GMC Sierra — Feb 28, 2013 9:43 AM
I was surprised at how quickly I received my shipment. I was also pleasantly surprised to find the rack substantial and of better quality than I expected. My only glitch with installation was that the two bolts were not equally curved and they did not seem to be curved in the right place. I remedied it easily with some extra washers so it was really only a minor annoyance.
Reviewed by Steven C (Waitsburg, WA) Reviewed for a 1996 Dodge Ram — Dec 15, 2011 4:54 AM
Good headache rack for the money. Seems strong enough, had two issues though. One: The louvers are kinda flimsy, they will bend easy, but I guess it will protect the back window. Two: The universal fit, leaves a little to be desired. Ordered for a "96 Dodge Ram, the double wall bed doesn't allow access to the holes you will have to drill to secure this unit. I ended up bending the stake pockets (after a massage withy a cold chisel) to access the rear bolts. The front bolts are a different story. I swapped out longer bolts and after drilling through the inside wall of the bed I could get at those little devils. My next move is to cut the mounting feet off and weld some on that work for my Dodge. Since I'll have to remove it to load my camper, just to make it easier.
Reviewed by Greg J (San Jose, CA) — Oct 07, 2011 3:49 AM
Shortly after receiving this headache rack it was installed next day. Installation went well with little to no trouble. After installation it was noticed that one of the cap plugs was missing from one of the side bars. So we fabricated a plug to fit in the hole. With no plug there it would collect rain water like crazy so we used clear silicone to seal the cap plugs up. Other then that there are no complaints and has done well so far.
Reviewed by Dean R (Coupland, TX) Reviewed for a 2007 Dodge Ram — May 11, 2011 2:00 PM
The overall quality of the headache rack is good. Fitment after installation is good. The instructions were not legible at all, however and I was dissapointed with the system that I had to use to attatch the rack to the bedrail. There was no way to avoid having to run a (supplied) cheap carrage bolt through the hole in the side of the bed. When tightened, the bolt bent and has to remain at a funky angle in order to stay secure.
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Asked by Anonymous
Mar 03, 2013 3:10 PM
1998 Chevy C/K 1500
I have a 98 Chevy z71 ext cab with a standard box, my question is whether adding a headache rack will effect the fitting for a single lid full-size toolbox?
Answered by Nathan S. — Mar 04, 2013 11:35 AM
Hi, Sorry, it's gonna' hit it.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Keith H.
Nov 14, 2010 4:36 AM
2007 Chevy Colorado
I'm wondering if the rack requires drilling. I'm wanting a black rack.