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RoofRacks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coptezr, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone put a roof rack on thier k5? i was thinking about getting one from summit. any pics would be great.
     
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    I have thought about it, but after going through hollisters trails, I was gald I didnt have one to get hooked on trees.
     
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    I have had one for maybe 1.5 years. It was great at first. It looked really cool, I carried my spare tire, a gas can, and a hi-lift up there. ......until the fiberglass started cracking in my top :blush: . It has cracked on the inside corner where the wall of the top connects to the roof of the top. Here's a pic of it with nothign on it... I currently carry an empty dented gas can - (dented by a tree branch), and my hi-lift up there, the tire stays behind the rear seat for now. But I will get rid of it when I get a rear bumper (will have tire carrier + jerry can holder)

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    A rack like in the picture would work perfect (minus the snagging on trees part) on the rig I want to build. The Blazban. Take the burb and trim to fit the blazer body, thus making it a solid roof blazer basically. :grin:
     
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    Maybe to ghetto for you

    My roof rack is from a 92 Pathfinder. Pick-n-Pull for $5.
     
  7. coptezr

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    Thanks for the pic i think i will look into the tire carrier for the rear bumper.
    thanks alot for the help.
     
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    I have the twin to yours!


    I found one exactly like that in the metal pile at our landfill a few years ago!!--it had a rotary beacon on it,and a diamond plate aluminum floor in it!--I couldn't beleive someone threw it away!!--I used the diamond plate in the bed of my stepside,it fit almost perfect,a bit short though--and I made the rest of it into a trailer for my riding mower,with 2x6 planks for a floor,and tandem axles with wheelbarrow tires and rims I got from an old tire rack at a service station when my friends bussiness got sold-
    --I always wondered if it was a roof rack originally,it must be a factory made one,since its just like yours!--I thought of using it as a "cab over" rack on my truck,but it was pretty heavy even when empty--and I needed a trailer more than a roof rack,so I converted it..makes a neat trailer though!....:crazy:
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is 4wd Metal Works basket with the can-back top
     
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    how does that canback and rack work for you?
     
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    this is my friends blazer, he loves it. The only down side is the price:o
     
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    I have one like B_C but a little bigger. I got it cheap from a local guy,but this last trip to Hollister I broke a weld,and was snagging everything in my way. It's for sale wanna buy it?
     
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    I would like to see how the pathfinder roof rack looks on a k5, if you have pics.
     
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    Where did you get the bumper with the tire and gas tank mount. It is something that I am looking for.
     
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    Bumper made by 4WD Metal Works. I'll pm you with more info:D
     

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