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#1 nutt7

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 07:40 PM

we call it the roock raf...by buddy Jackson was very tired the morning we left to go camping...he told me "nice roock raf" and it stuck...it is made of 1/2'' steel square tubing, mig welded by yours truly and my roommate, Brown (Im a rookie welder). it mounts to the stock rack's rails via 6 points and held 2 full coolers, a tent, tarp, chairs, and sleeping bags for 400+ mile with no probs. total cost...under $20...im proud of it:D tell me what you think...

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#2 rallyruss

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:08 PM

nice:slobber:
I like the attachment to the stock rails. must make it real easy to hook up.
you just got a few extra roof rack slider nuts?

I need to get one goin soon but I want attachmets for snow board and mtn. bikes.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:11 PM

Pretty darn cool if you ask me!

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:11 PM

i would love to make something like that, but the lack of a factory roof rack is hindering it. i might just go find a old rack that hooks to the rain gutters for another car, and cut and build off that frame for mine.

but again, very nice job.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:23 PM

Awesome!

Mine was made in a similar fashion and I love it. I used gutter clamps instead though. Much, much, much better than that sad excuse for a rack that comes from the factory.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 11:34 PM

wow...wish i had a wagon

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 12:31 AM

nice
what's the wing from? / mounting?

I started arc welding today, just making beads and starting arcs, will also learn gas and mig shortly

#8 calebz

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 12:52 AM

Nice rack.

Mech85.. that looks to be a factory wagon wing.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:14 AM

Wow that sure beats the one I made out of 2x4's and plywood.. hehe :brow: I need one like yours for my summer road trip across the South west. Nice Job!

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:39 AM

[quote name='rallyruss']nice:slobber:
I like the attachment to the stock rails. must make it real easy to hook up.
you just got a few extra roof rack slider nuts?QUOTE]
I actually had 3 slider nuts per side so two were unused...I snagged some bolts off my wrecked civic to hold down the other two:-p

Thanks for looking everyone! If anyone wants measurements/details let me know...it was not too hard to make...couple hours total...it was my first welding/metal project so Im sure any of you could do it too

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 05:06 AM

i would love to make something like that, but the lack of a factory roof rack is hindering it. i might just go find a old rack that hooks to the rain gutters for another car, and cut and build off that frame for mine.

but again, very nice job.

I make them with stock mounts, and rain gutter mounts, and they are 3X stronger if it is a rain gutter clamp! The stock mounting points hold up for a while, but then the stock mounts start to pull out of the roof
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With the gutter clamps they are solid as a ROCK! ;)

#12 nutt7

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:24 PM

they are pretty solid if your roommate tack welds the rails to the roof:brow:

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:11 AM

Now that's 1 way to make 'em stronger :rolleyes:




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