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My Roof Rack Attempt

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by alexretama, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    HornBlasters Train Horn, Onboard Air System, 3" Spacer Lift, Black Plasti dipped emblems and fog light sleeves, Bed Pocket Lock Mod
    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

    Tell me what you think


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    Thanks for lookin :thumbsup:
     
  2. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO DUDE MAN BRO

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    Stupid work computer wont let me see the pics!! I'll be back once I get home to check this shizz out.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ^hate when that happens!
     
  4. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Looks great for home made.

    i dont believe you have enough Method inventory though....
     
  5. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    757 Taco

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    looks outstanding, well done
     
  6. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    How did you tighten up the carriage bolts ?
     
  7. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    lineman

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    Looks damn good...
     
  8. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Looks pretty sweet!
     
  9. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    A basket would look sick on there.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    x2!
     
  11. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    alexretama

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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:)
     
  12. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    CIAGDDS

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    Looks better than the stock rack.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    Looks good what's that they say cut twice measure once. ;)
     
  14. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    DTFtacoma

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    Looks good dude! Now how much for some 17" methods!!!??
     
  15. Oct 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    How is that connection waterproofed ?
     
  16. Oct 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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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 :anonymous: i should have kept it jk
     
  18. Oct 23, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    TurboGT

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    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.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    Damn nice job.....but I didn't get a chance to look at them too much because I was drooling over all of the Method wheels :drool: :jellydance:
     
  20. Oct 23, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    hook it up with some methodsss
     
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