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Roof racks...love them or hate them? I have PICS also!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    Finally got around to taking a pic of newly installed(last summer..owned since last spring) roof rack. I plan on using it alot when camping, fishing and kayaking this spring and summer. I want to install some secure metal(black) boxes to store tools and stuff, but still working on that plan.

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  2. Z3PR

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    I like them, and plan on getting one in the future.
     
  3. kennyw

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    Worked for me, but you may have to log in at the imagestation site. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I love them, my Burb has the factory one that i have used so much, i can no longer tighten the bolts up holding it on, just knida sittin there now and don't dare tie anything down with it. I need to get me one of those Safari type racks. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Good for coyote hunting, and shade when the top is off. [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Good for coyote hunting, and shade when the top is off. [​IMG]

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    I'm Jealous! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Here's mine:

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    How do you secure them to the top?
    Just drill all the way through with big bolts or ??
     
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    I like mine but don't think I will get to use it much. It's just too high up. Maybe for sleeping bags and the like.

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    Mine is a home made jobby with .875 hrew tubing and some laser cut spacers between the tubes. The spot lights, cb antenna and scanner antennas are attached to it.
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

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    Is this one of those Mines bigger posts?

    Can I play?

    52x76 inch Kargo Master http://www.kargomaster.com/serengeti.asp
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    Thats my Tow rig. I have the cargo rack for bikes, Generator (Honda EU2000 I plan to get) and 2.5 gallon Jerry For when we are camping with the Airstream.

    I have the light mounts, Shovel and Axe as well as High lift mounts for it but thats a 2wd truck. I might put the axe and shovel on but I don't see a Need for the Hi Lift.
    The big Hella's May make it up there.
     
  10. 4xcrazy

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    Am i to assume that you MADE this rack fit the top of your Burb? i went to the web site, and according to what i found, they didn't have anything for Burbs this old, mines an '89 and i would like to get one. ??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    How do you secure them to the top?
    Just drill all the way through with big bolts or ??

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    That's how i did mine. Works good and not the $100 "installation kit" they tried to sell me. Mine was tops $15 at the hardware store...some nuts and bolts, some rubber gasket, and clear silicone.

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    It may not be pretty but hey, neither am I and i get along all right! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What was the cost of the rack on the blue n white Burb?
     
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    Holy I want this styled one! where can I get one???


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    Good for coyote hunting, and shade when the top is off. [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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    Holy I want this styled one! where can I get one???


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    Good for coyote hunting, and shade when the top is off. [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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    [/ QUOTE ] I like that one too. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Made that one myself, Hooked it to the back bumper and a bar off the frame, so 3 or so guys can stand on top easily. Takes two guys to take it on and off and four bolts. Pretty handy actually. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I would at least get some shorter bolts, that don't protrude so far inside, and then put acorn nuts on the ends. Those suckers would punch a hole in your head in a rollover! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I would at least get some shorter bolts, that don't protrude so far inside, and then put acorn nuts on the ends. Those suckers would punch a hole in your head in a rollover!

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    -One step ahead of ya (that pic was when i first installed it, and yes obviously you don't want bolts coming that far into the passenger compartment.) Oh and BTW they wouldn't be puncturing my head, it would be the people stupid enough to ride along with me in the rear seat /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I would at least get some shorter bolts, that don't protrude so far inside, and then put acorn nuts on the ends. Those suckers would punch a hole in your head in a rollover!

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    -One step ahead of ya (that pic was when i first installed it, and yes obviously you don't want bolts coming that far into the passenger compartment.) Oh and BTW they wouldn't be puncturing my head, it would be the people stupid enough to ride along with me in the rear seat /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Couldn't you just turn the bolts over ??? Would it matter how far the stuck up through the roof, you could always just cut them off past the nut. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Am i to assume that you MADE this rack fit the top of your Burb? i went to the web site, and according to what i found, they didn't have anything for Burbs this old, mines an '89 and i would like to get one. ??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    It's just the standard Serengettie. I installed a set of roof rack C tracks off a 88 or So Jeep Cherokee. I grabed a couple extra of the threaded cleats that go in the track to get my 4 mounting points per side.
    I used thread inserts on the roof tracks to get a good strong mount. You can buy legs that will fit the Jeep roof rack but I just made mine.

    Got the rack with gutter mounts , shove, axe, high lift mount and 4 light mounts for the front used from a club member for $300. Did some pricing out of all the gear he has and best price I found was about $620 plus shipping.
     

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