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Pics of my Con-Ferr Rack set-up

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Esteban86K5, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Some time ago, I had a few people ask me about the way I set-up my Con-Ferr rack. Well I finally got around to finding and scanning the pictures.
    I recently had the top sandblasted and I primed and painted it. I bolted on the expanded metal for the floor and installed a flat piece of steel with 2 bolts to hold my spare in. On my recent trip to Hollister Hills I had my bike, spare, gear box, shovel, axe, and spare axle shafts up there and I would still be able to sit up there and watch all the action. The rack never budged and the floor held up pretty good. The only complain I have about the rack is my on fault. When I installed it I put some rubber washers to seal the bolt holes and those rubber washers now squeek. I figured I can unbolt them and squirt a little silicon in there to quiet them up.
    Other than that the pics speak for themselves. If there are any other questions feel free to ask.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/geltyone>http://community.webshots.com/user/geltyone</a>

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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  2. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Sure look's good to me..
    Wish I could put one on... but since I keep the top off my truck mostly year round.. I don't have use for it..


    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  3. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Looks good. So when are you going to bring that rig down to Long Beach so I can get a closer look? :)

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looks great[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</a>
     
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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I've been throwing around the idea of getting one to store my spare 35" also, how much are they and how easy/hard are they to istall ?

    L8r,
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  6. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Looks REALLY cool!!!!!!!!!! Like Riz asked, how exactly does it bolt on? How much drilling do you have to do? And what size(weight) of load can you carry?

    Did you notice any difference in the way the truck handled with all that extra weight on the roof? OK, my questions are done[​IMG]..........



    <font color=red>PHOTO ALBUM-</font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=1289798>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=1289798</a>.......<font color=blue>TRUCK & HIKING PICS</font color=blue>
     
  7. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    What rack did you buy anyhow... I liked it a lot when I was looking at it and was thinking man that thing is cool... not to mention it makes a good place to chill when watching your buds do the mini rubicon while kicking back a coke! [​IMG]

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
  8. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Umm.... the subject does say Con-Ferr :)

    So that would mean he bought a Con-Ferr Roof Rack

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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  9. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Um...I know.... but I can't call them and ask them questions about the rack on Esteban's Blazer... I was refering to the style as in kind and the model number.....

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
  10. Esteban86K5

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    There are 6 mounts with two holes in each making it a total of 12 holes that you have to drill into the top. The first time I mounted the rack about 4 years ago I had the mounts in the outer most position that they could be. This made me drill through the double wall part of the topper. Some of the holes where on the double part and some on the single and some even half and half. (I was young and in a hurry to put it on.) This time I put the mounts in the inner most position so that all the holes were drilled into the single wall part of the top. This also makes the mounts closer together which I feel makes it studier.
    I don't have any specifics on the rack as far as price or load bearing cause I bought it used about 5 years ago for $75. All I can say is that it's demensions are 4x5x6in tall. And the weight? Well like I said I can put my tire and gear up there and sit my large ass on it too without breaking it. That's at least 300lbs minimum.
    I did notice a difference with the wind drag. I felt like something was wrong with my truck when I was on th freeway cause I was having a hard time keeping my speed up. Then I got REALLY close to a BIG bus and wouldn't you know it, I had power again. I just didn't expect that much drag from it.
    And as far as being top heavy? I do feel the truck sway a little more but not enough to cause a problem.
    Any more questions?
    Oh Steph I have the 4x5x6in sides with the adjust-a-mounts.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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    Hey Esteban, nice rack. OOOPS, er uh, well you know what I mean.
    Shawnboy.

    If you are having too much fun it's probably illegal.
     
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    just curious, how did you mount your bike to the rack? the baskets i've seen usually run cross bars with the skeewers across the top of the basket rails. i wasn't to keen on this idea because of the overall height.
    thanks, erik (rugger03)
     
  13. Esteban86K5

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    Here's a [ic of how I mounted the bike. In the pic box #1 is where the front forks attach. It's just a mount that you can buy at any bike shop that I bolted to the floor. Box #2 shows the strap that holds the rear tire in place. It's a strap I took off a Yakima rack and bolted it to mine. Any more questions, Just ask.

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    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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  14. Esteban86K5

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    Don't pay attention as to how messy my Garage is O.K.?[​IMG]

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    Hey Bro,

    I really like your little pink and purple 4x4 in the background of that picture. Gets awsum gas mileage I bet. [​IMG]

    See Ya,
    Keith

    Oh yea, nice job on the rack bro. [​IMG]

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    I like the ammo can you're using... where did you find that one? did you Obtain it while on active duty? [​IMG]..
    is it a 40mike mike canister?

    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
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    HOLY COW!!!
    I should take a pic of my garage and send it to you!! They could be twins seperated at birth!! Same saw, same jack stands, same kids toy, same no room for anything else.....

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     

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