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Advise/Comments on Roof Rack Functionality

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by huevo movil, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    huevo movil

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    Good morning fellow Tacomians,

    I come to this forum of expertise to solicit any comments and advice on the functionality of the Toyota[​IMG] OEM Roof Racks (Part # PT278-35050)available for the Double Cab? My desire is to install a set with the end goal of mounting a 2 foot CB antenna on the back cross member of the rack.

    My questions are:

    1. How do the cross members lock into place?

    2. When the cross members (specifically the rear one) are locked into place will they support a CB mount and antenna securely in place?

    As an alternative, I was thinking about installing the roof rack and adding a cargo carrier rack and then securing the CB antenna to the rear of the cargo rack.

    If needed I have a detailed jpeg that I can send to you for review. If needed please email me at huevo_movil@yahoo.com. Thats huevo (underscore) movil at yahoo.com.

    Any first hand opinions and/or comments are welcomed?

    Toyota Roof Rack.jpg
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Shorty, the crossbars lock into place via a male post that fits into a female opening on the opposite side.There is a cam lever on top which operates a locking mechanism on the male post. My thought is that when secured in place, the rear bar would support the CB Anntenna.....If a pic of the lock would be helpful I will take one and post it.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    huevo movil

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    squad314,

    Thanks for the note. Just as I was leaving Lowes a few mins ago, a Toyota pulled in and we started taking about has roof rack. Your description matches the functionality to a T. You must be a technical writer? After getting an eyes on the rack I also agree that it would hold the antenna and a pioneer tool rack that I am having painted in black.

    Again thanks for the feedback and the assistance. Once I "get er done" I'll post some pics.

    Shorty sends...
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Capita

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    I'll love to see pics when you get it done. I love the idea though.

    I have the roof rack but have yet to install it. I'm waiting for better weather. The rack looks very well made and pretty solid. I can't wait to put it on my truck
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Anytime Shorty,please post pics when you're done.
     
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