DIY 80/20 Sliding Truck Bed – a rugged, high-quality asset for your vehicle.
Constructed from heavy-duty 80/20 aluminum, this sliding truck bed is tough, durable, and easy-to-handle.
The aluminum frame is extremely lightweight, making for quick and easy loading and unloading. In addition, the aluminum resists corrosion and oxidation - meaning that this is a durable, long-lasting investment.
Need something to help manage those heavy loads? Sliding truck beds are designed to do exactly that, as well as protecting your loads during transport. And the above design is also fully customizable, thanks to the modular 80/20 system! Need to add more on later, or modify it? Not a problem – you can do all that right here on our site.
Ideal for: pickup trucks, contractors, moving, DIY projects, small businesses, and more.
Ready to build your own? Great! Just check out the DIY build guide and diagrams below to get started.
First things first: let’s build the frame.
Start off by grabbing two 47.75” T-Slot Rails. These will become the ends (the front and back) of your sliding truck bed.
First, install one Aluminum Tee Joint in the exact center of each rail (one per rail; as in the diagram). Use a tape measure if you need to in order to get the spacing just right.
Then, install two 90⁰ Aluminum Joints at each ends of the same 47.75” rails. These should be on the same sides as the Tee Joints, and facing the same direction. Please: take care to install the 90⁰ Joints so that there is one hole left on the outside. This will leave room for the ends of the side rails that you will be installing next.
Finally, attach your two side rails and center rail. The two 49.5” side rails attach to the outside ends of the front/back rails (and onto the 90⁰ Joints). The 47.5” center rail attaches on top of the Tee Joints.
And that’s it. Your sliding truck bed frame is ready!
Now it’s time to install your accessories.
You can feel free to attach your handles wherever you see fit. Of course, you’re also welcome to follow our handy diagram in this regard.
And don’t forget the end caps! These should cover all four exposed ends of your frame.
To install your acrylic panels, you’ll need to attach all your Single Panel Hangers (for a total of eight) first. These go on top of the frame in each corner, facing inward, with the lip hanging down into the frame.
Once these are installed, just rest your 4’x2’ acrylic panels on top of them; and attach them. And please, take care to treat the acrylic gently while working with it.
And that’s it!
Did it work? How does it look? We’d love to hear all about it.