*originally posted in March 2014*
Having done a lot of flatbed work in my trucking career, I thought that I should weld aluminium strips / rails in between the anchor points to emulate the big trailers. They add some versatility like to help secure tarps and whatnot! Since they are 2 inches wide, I’ve added conspicuous reflective tape of the same width for a real clean look:
You can never have enough versatility and visibility!
Personal experience has taught me that other motorists are idiots so you can never be too visible! Oh and I’m shitting you not I’m still missing some plastic reflectors and those 2 LED lights for the rear of the fenders. The lights at the front corners are not LEDs. The reason being is that I had 4 laying about for 10+ years as spares for my trucking runs and I’ve never used them. Sure, LEDs would have completed the look but I must respect my philosophy of reusing everything I have on hand before buying something!