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Need roof rack help/advice please !!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MOLON LABE, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. MOLON LABE

    MOLON LABE Registered Member

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    My 1990 Suburban didn't come with a factory roof rack and I need to add one.
    First, what brand is the best and second whats the best way to mount it ?
     
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    Con Ferr and Yakima are popular. I have a Con Ferr rack. It mounts with well nuts into the topper. I've never had a problem with leaks ot it being loose or breaking the top. Pretty easy to do.
     
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    MOLON LABE Registered Member

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    I would like a basket style like a con ferr or maybe a std. type roof rack that I could attach a thulle style cargo carrier etc...
     
  5. MOLON LABE

    MOLON LABE Registered Member

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    Con ferr appears to be out of business.
    Yakima and Garvin Wilderness look good though.
    Now how to mount it ??
    I have rain gutters over the doors so I could mount it forward or drill and mount it to the rear.
    Any thoughts ?
     
  6. MOLON LABE

    MOLON LABE Registered Member

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    Bueller........Bueller........:D
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I'm making my own roof rack for my burb. It's going to be a full length one.

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    That's a nice looking rack Muddytazz. I was thinking about doing the same thing for my K5. If I may ask, what are your measurements for the spacing on the crossbars and how do you plan on mounting it? Or would you be interested in building one for me? :D

    Thanks
    Andy
     
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    i made one like tazz's but about half the size. used it for a ladder for about a year till i felt like putting it on the burb.
     
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    Build one, Bolt it to the roof-




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    Andy, pm me and we'll talk
     
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    pm sent Muddytazz
     
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