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Economy Roof Rack!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wesb1023, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    wesb1023

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    What do you guys think about my truck and my new roof rack? First post of my truck up here I think. This is a roof rack off of a 95 or 96 model 4runner I ran across in the junk yard. Just had to shorten it a few inches, and repaint it. $20.00 Invested total!!!!!!:eek:

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  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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  3. Oct 16, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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  5. Oct 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Looks good, whole truck does. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    That looks pretty good, kinda OEM-ish. Are you planning to put a basket up top?
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    good looking rack and truck
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Looks good!
    I like the price!. Mine was $200.00.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    looks good, how many holes did you have to drill to mount it?
     
  10. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Thanks guys, I just set it up there and looked and looked and made sure I would be happy with it before mounting it. I had to drill about twelve bolt holes to mount it. I know some of you think this is taboo but at the end of the day its only sheet metal. I too think it turned out pretty good.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    Nice find! I'm looking for the same for mine. Time to hit the junkyards.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    looks great man.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    This may seem like a stupid question... but if you drilled bolt holes did you have to drop the headliner to thread the other side? Or did you just use sheet metal screws through the top?
     
  14. Oct 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    I used stainless steel sheet metal screws. I pulled the door seal rubber down & looked up there with a flash light for clearance issues. I then put a rubber hose over my drill bit so it wouldnt shoot through the headliner as soon as it went through the metal. After the screw was set in the hole, I then removed it and dipped it in silicone seam sealer and reinstalled it. I also thought about the nut on the bottom idea, but the sheet metal screws worked so good, I said to heck with it. I can always do that later if I have any issues.:D
     
  15. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    very nice man!! i had wanted a roof rack for the longest time, but decided against it since one wasnt made for it. i may "borrow" your idea if the $ is right later on. damn nice job!
     
  16. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Look at build!
    x2 ive been thinking about the idea for the longest time but i have an est cab and sunroof, OP how long is it from front to back or is it pretty much custamizable to whatever size you want? i never use the sunroof so tat isnt really a problem for me...guess i should start going out and looking at junkyards for some stuff!

    It looks great btw!
     
  17. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    OP: what size tire is on your truck? Looks good.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    They do make a roof rack for the dcabs. Mine came with one. There not very common though.

    That rack looks nice. First time ive seen someone do this.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Tacomx, the tire size is 275-70-16. I am also running spidertrax 1.5" spacers. thanx.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    wesb1023

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    I am not so sure on this but I would think these racks are very common in salvage yards. I had three to choose from at the yard I was in.
     
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