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looking for pics of blazers with roof/safari racks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bushmaster, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. bushmaster

    bushmaster 1/2 ton status

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    got pics of racks along with manufacturer links or olans for home made?
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Looking for only aftermarket ones, or stock as well?

    The blazer brochures on slosh.com I *think* have some pictures of the stock racks, at least for a couple of the years.
     
  3. Skigirl

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    Conferr rack
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    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Who is the guy that had the rack extend down the sides of the shell? Really rare design..... I think it was a Red Blazer and the rack was chrome 2 or 3" tube.....
     
  6. 88Silverado

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    Do you have to reinforce the shell to carry the loads?
    How does it attach to the shell, drilled and bolted?
     
  7. Bone85K5

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    Mine attaches by 4 "rain gutters" with 2 bolts and nuts with each. The rack then is clamped on the rail gutters. It seems to be very sturdy. Its all about how you distrubte the weight.
     
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    Bought it from a guy a while ago. Not sure if its homebuilt, or aftermarket or what. No plans, no manufacturer... sorry I cant tell ya more. It attaches by sliding in under the hardtop and bolts to the rail with the hardtop.

    Mike
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  9. Shagnaz

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    Here is a custom fab
    My pic on CK5
    Check out my other pics. I have some of the truck before the revamp job.
    The rack holds a 3ft. shovel on the pass. side and a 60" hi-lift jack on the driver's side.
    I had to take it off, b/c I was going on some wheeling trips that had tight trails.
    One other thing, It measures the same as the fiberglass top.
     
  10. Grim-Reaper

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    Man that looks nice...

    I think I'll put one on the 75 but I'll have to fab up something like Thumpers deal so I can do it with a soft top.


    I am thinking about putting one on my Sub. We will be using it as a tow rig and we plan to bring bikes with us. How bad is it going to look of a 3/4 2wd Sub to have a rack?
     
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    Con-ferr, 36x54"

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    No need to reinforce the rack for most loads. I think that capacity is in the 275-300 # range.

    It attaches to the shell with well nuts, with seem to hold it very well. I haven't had a problem. The well nuts are 1/2", they don't go all the way thru the shell and provide a waterproof seal. Came with the rack.
     
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    I'd like to put something like that on my burb /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thanks Grimmy.

    I like the idea of having a rack mounted like Thumpers, even without a soft top. Probably could throw more weight up there too (not that I need ANY more weight added to my truck)

    I think a conferr rack would look just fine on a Sub. The one I have covers the entire length of the shell and is only mounted on the shell part. The same length on your sub should cover everything behind the rear door I believe. That'd look cool. Plus the rack is substantial so doesn't look wimpy up there.
     
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    Shagnaz - Nice lookin truck! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Esteban86K5 Blazer..

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  18. Thumper

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Probably could throw
    more weight up there too

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    The guy that I got mine from used to carry a 12' aluminum boat on it. So I guess it can carry a fair bit.

    Mike
     

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