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Headache Rack/Rooftop Basket Combo

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by clarktom6, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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    I've been designing a headache rack with a rooftop basket attached (not sure if i want to weld rack or bolt it on for removal) and wanted to see if anyone had any input as to design flaws or additions. I plan on putting gussets where the rack and basket meet up. I only plan on using it for a camping gear/ATV riding gear, and a cooler. Curious to see what you all think. Also, plan on doing light tabs near wind deflector.
     

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  2. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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    Interesting concept
     
  3. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    Attached wrong file....

    Headache Rack with Rooftop Basket.jpg
     
  4. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    Same as I saw the first time

    Have you considered running a top rail the length of the bed for tie down points ?
     
  5. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    I need extra storage for when i load the ATV and Dirtbike in the bed, so this is what I came up with.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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    It would get in the way of the Glidplate, brake and footpeg on my dirtbike. I only have an 1.5" clearance to the bed rail.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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    Like this

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  8. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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    I would add a support here. Those corners will have lots of stress on them.

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  9. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    Not Sure if you can see the footpeg in that picture

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    looks strong. Your cantilevered transition between the rack and the basket should be strong enough to hold its own weight but for extra measure, i would tie it into the factory roof racks forward most mounting points. this will alleviate any bouncing when you load it up with a cooler.

    also, you're showing sq tube from the whole construction. I would opt to use flat bar behind the glass and angle iron in a heel up orientation for the base of the basket to save weight.

    just a few things i can see, otherwise its a good design. just heavy.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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    Thanks, I forgot to mention weight reduction in my original post.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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    You think this would be enough for the corners?

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  13. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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    My brother has a cheaply made ladder rack for his 1ton Ford LB that is like what you're describing Oz. For something tough to be made with that cross member would be very interesting to me. I also haul dirtbikes, OP, and I bet you could make the crossmember to be removable. Slide it out, load the bike, slide the beam back in. Bolts or quick pins.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    Great idea...wouldn't take much either.
     
  15. Apr 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    The rear crossmember in that pic is removeable and nests against the front when not in use , I'll see if I have another pic
     
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    You can see the rear crossmember sits in a pocket and secured by a removeable through pin and cotter , when disconnected it nests inside the front crossmember

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  17. Apr 26, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    Came across this pic

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  18. Apr 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    The roof rack they made on "trucks" was kind of what you're going for. Theirs wobbled more than I would want though, that's going to be kind of tough to get around with the cantilevered design I would think.
     
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    so if you used something like the n fab or other roof rack mount to support the basket over the cab
     
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    OP, A few points not to be missed:

    Think twice before "connecting" a bed rack to a roof rack; If you do even mild off roading, there WILL be frame flex/twist. that is why the bed is separate from the cab, to allow for some movement. Bolting a bed/roof rack to roof mounts and bed mounts could cause damage somewhere..... at the weakest point of attachment.

    For the cantilever design to work and be strong, the wall thickness of the verticals, and the size of the "triangles" will play an important role. There are a couple different ways to do a cantilever type support.

    You are asking a lot from that type of design. Notice how true over-cab ladder racks are not bolted to the cab, but usually have a cantilever support for the over-cab section, and bolt only to the front and rear of the bed.... for the strength to carry the rated load capicity of the ladder rack.

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