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Roof Rack Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nschingeck, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. nschingeck

    nschingeck Registered Member

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    Here is some pics of the roof rack I built. Thanks to CK5 for all the great info, couldn't have done it without.:bow:


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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    looks great. did you make it easily detatcheable if you want to go convertable?
     
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    thats a sweet 79 nice truck and roofrack
     
  4. nschingeck

    nschingeck Registered Member

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    It's 4 U bolts and a QD for the lights so it should come off pretty quick. I'm gonna ditch the top completly in the spring, put in a cage and i'll attach it to the cage.
     
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    Nice rack. I'm wondering why its mounted so high, but guessing that its so you can get it off easy like Colby asked.
     
  6. nschingeck

    nschingeck Registered Member

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    The PO had the bar racks already mounted so i just attached it to those because it was easy. I saw yours in alot of the threads I searched looks great and good info, helped alot.

    Nick
     
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    Looks good. Thats what I want to make next after my bumpers are done. Did you build it or buy the rack? If you bought where did you get it?
     
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    Built it, I was just looking at your bumper thread those are sweet. You should have no problem building a rack.
     
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    Thanks, I was thinking of building to 1" tubes under the shell 1 front one rear to to bolt threw the shell into the tubes. Making the tubes support the rack. So I can put my spare and camping gear up there.
     
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    That's a good idea that way your not depending on the fiberglass if you really load it up. If your gonna put two hoops in you might as well build a cage:D Thats what i'm planning on doing.
     
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    Well, I was going to build a cage but I am putting in a bench seat up front and removing the rear bench for ever. So I figured I don't need a cage in the back. I am making a mini cage for the front so the bench seat will have 3 sets of 4 point seat belts.
     
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    How is the rear of the rack attached to the cap? Did you drill through the fiberglass?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would have done the exact same thing. Looks like a really stout rack.

    Mine is due for a rebuild soon since I flopped and bent it up. I think that I may use the expanded metal, it looks great. How is the road noise with it?
     
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    The bar racks were already on there from the PO he attached it to the fiberglass with threaded inserts, they don't actually go through the roof all the way.
     
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    I have all the interior stripped so its not a real quiet ride but it didn't get any louder with the rack.
     

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