Here are those pics of the dog platform in the back of my pickup. It takes a doubled up plywood so there is not so much sag and bounce to it. I glue it and screwed it together. There is a rubber mat screwed down on top for his comfort which os softer and keeping him from sliding around too. On the second pic I use the topper clamp with a welded piece on the edge to form a 1/2" high ridge so the platform does not slide around. (both sides have it) Notice that I store things under the rack. Emergency cold weather clothes, jacks, tow ropes, jumper cables, tie downs, shovels, etc....
As for the above muffin pan tip. 3 things. They also make mini mufin pans for light/smaller weights. And the clothes line is vinyl coated so it does not scratch the paint when looped over the head. The loop is long enough so that the lead weight rests below the decoy instead of the lead scraping the paint.
And as for making your own lead weight--remember the fumes are very poisionous. Do NOT breathe them! So do not even do it in the garage as the fumes deposit lead which can be serious matter for kids and adults getting lead poisoning. Strictly outdoors and down wind of the house or where kids play.
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on Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
The Audacity of Bull Crap.
"Typical: Gun-loving, bitter bible-thumping white person" Barack Obama.
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