me and a friend are planning on driving south to baja from WA in june and we are thinking about making a bed cover and a safari rack for my 85 k5. we would like to leave the hard top at home and go down with our valuables under a cover bolted to the bed rails using the hardtop bolt locations. we are trying to determine which materials to use... keeping cost in mind as we are seniors in high school with VERy limited income. we also are trying to build (likely get built for us) a safari rack that also utilizes the stock hardtop bolt locations and will clear the hardtop. we are currently thinking of building (or having built) a frame using 1.5" .120" wall HREW tubing. 2 or 3 hoops welded to plate to be bolted into the hardtop bolt locations. any thoughts or comments would be awesome. if there is anyone close who sees this who could help us either build these or help us come by the materials for less would be greatly appreciated. thanks rick i will keep this thread updated with pictures and ideas as my thoughts and the build progresses.