You can tell by the inside of my pickup bed that it gets used. There are plenty of deep scratches and dings that tell the history of hauling tools, supplies, remodel tear-outs, brush, firewood and gravel. Oh yeah, it will get a bed liner when I get ready to sell it, if that day ever comes.
While I don’t try to protect the inside of the bed, I do want to protect the paint and glass on the back of the cab, especially from employees who are not always careful when loading stuff. That’s why the latest aftermarket mod we put on my pickup was a Silverback™ Cab Guard by Highway Products.
Like most headache racks, the Silverback provides protection for the cab and a support to keep long objects off of the roof. It also adds some additional roll-over protection and helps keep heavy objects out of the cab in the event of an accident. A unique wave pattern in the grill provides style, strength and sun protection.
Highway Products builds this headache rack in components, which makes it readily shippable and also gives the installer an opportunity to adjust it precisely to the pickup on which it is being installed. The guys at Highway Products installed it on our Project F-250, but assembly and installation was quick and easy and required only a drill and some basic hand tools. Here’s how you can install one on your pickup: