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Home Made Roof Rack
Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:37 PM
30" x 60"
Anyone done something similar to this?
I'm trying to decide what to use a slats. maybe wood?
I appreciate all ideas. Even the ones that say dont do it. I'll ignore those
Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:39 PM
Why reinvent the wheel?
What are you planning to carry on the roof. there is a limitation as to how much you can put on the roof, and where you need to put the supports.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:35 PM
Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:43 PM
Strap a pallet to the crossbars!
Seriously, though, I'd keep it as light weight as possible. Something like the old VW bug racks with the wood slats, would be killer. 1X3" teak or oak, wet sanded with teak oil...
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:25 PM
it's been six months but i finally have a cargo rack!
its the same size as the roof of the car so i have plenty of room for stuff like 2 full size spare tires, high jack, cooler, lawn chair, BBQ, etc...
its almost finished. i ran out of paint and daylight
and for when i have more money:
i put 4 light tabs across the front :cool:
so when i install all of them, my car will have 12 headlights
wal mart has some decent ones for 22 buck for 2
Edited by Markus56, 03 November 2009 - 08:35 PM.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:40 PM
I like it......lets see it installed...
Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:59 AM
Remember center of gravity, the lower the better. You dont want it 6" off your roof sitting ontop of thule x-bars. Not only is it high and looks real goofy, but your gonna need a ladder to load & unload it.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:25 AM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:07 AM
I got a plan to fence more of my yard in for the dogs, and that would work real nice attached to posts along the yard perimeter
Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:41 AM
Looks like you got a little of the shop pantied too...........
Posted 04 November 2009 - 02:52 PM
and it is made out of a bunk bed frame that i got for free!
Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:44 PM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:54 PM
i built my rack out of an old hospital bed frame... i can put my 29x8.8 super swampers up on it just had to do alittle welding and grinding but i put a few pictures up..... but it shouldnt be to hard to build one or you can get a yakima one....
Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:55 PM
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