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Old 10-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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My Roof Rack Attempt

Why, you ask? Because I'm poor All said and done these ended up costing less than $50, a couple weekends, and a LOT of planning, measuring, measuring, measuring and fitting..

The feet are made of 3/16" plate steel

Load bars are 1"x1" 3/16" wall

Botled on with 1/4" x 1 1/2" carriage bolts (2 per foot)

Cut with a harbor freight grinder

Welded up with a harbor freight welder

Undercoated and bedlined


I'm really happy with the end result but I also had a blast building it! I think next I'm gonna try to muster up something a little more challenging like a tire swingout

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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^hate when that happens!
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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How did you tighten up the carriage bolts ?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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Looks damn good...
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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Looks pretty sweet!
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #10
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How did you tighten up the carriage bolts ?
Pliers!!


Just kidding

I removed the head liner and cut out a tiny bit if the plastic reinforcement put on a washer and a nut on each one(theyre not threaded into the factory rack nuts) I know Its a little tedious but I live and work in the ghetto and dont want to get jacked
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Looks better than the stock rack.
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Looks good what's that they say cut twice measure once.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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Looks good dude! Now how much for some 17" methods!!!??
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #15
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Pliers!!


Just kidding

I removed the head liner and cut out a tiny bit if the plastic reinforcement put on a washer and a nut on each one(theyre not threaded into the factory rack nuts) I know Its a little tedious but I live and work in the ghetto and dont want to get jacked
How is that connection waterproofed ?
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #16
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looks good alex...the truck has come along way from that day i sold you the front light bar

ps front light bar looks great i should have kept it jk
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How is that connection waterproofed ?
Bolt goes down through the stock weatherstriping.... tighten it down enough and it should be fine. If obcessed with it, throw in some sealant as you slip the bolts through.

Looks better than my attempt, which is still in MDF form since I know nothing about working with metal. Since I started that project, I've had stainless steel M6 bolts tightened down through the factory foam cover... and no problems.
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hook it up with some methodsss
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