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Prinsu Style Roof Rack - CAD models?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ORNG TACO, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 4:44 AM
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    ORNG TACO

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    Hello all,

    I've been looking into designing my own aluminum roof rack in SolidWorks lately. I have found all the hardware I'll need but I want to design my own 'sides' without companies' logos on them, and rather my own logo. I was just wondering if anyone out there has any CAD models in .SLDPRT, or editable format CAD.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    Hstone556

    Hstone556 Ain’ters gonna ain’t

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    I'm working on doing that style for my cap similar to what a lot of the others have done here in cad.

    I'll post is the file wheni get it done.
     
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  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    I've already started a design, just want to skip the guess and test parts..
     
  5. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    CAD? What's that? I made my own with a cardboard template and the TLAR method. :D
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  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    looking at doing the same thing with solid works. Im going to use some PVC pipe and a heat gun to get the curve of the roof line and some card board for the rest of the dimensions then have it cut out of some plate aluminum. I'm lucky to have some friends with some expensive tools. nice job @jdmstuff.
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:56 PM
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    Thanks! All I used was a belt sander, jigsaw, and drill press.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    @jdmstuff. Nice man. Use what you have to the fullest. just wish my welder could weld aluminum too.
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2019 at 8:54 PM
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  10. Feb 19, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    @OnHartung'sRoad That came out great! I think sometime this weekend I may make the old cardboard template and then take it into SolidWorks to play with. I want to make it unique to my Tacoma, by adding some details... similar to your r2d2 cutout
     
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    Thanks! I thought about a Stormtrooper helmet design to match the white and black motif I have going on the truck, and the Rebel insignia, but I’m more of an R2D2 type...
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    Well for the few people that find this thread.. I will be modeling up my own roof rack and I will then share the files when I have it completed.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Great. Would love to see the files when done.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    Do u think u might end up making more
     
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    Nice! I have SolidWorks 2018 at home that I use from time to time!
     
  16. Feb 21, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    Umm I used Solidworks in college, then this mechanical engineering job after college. Then joined the Army and forgot everything. I need a refresher haha. But I’ll be interested in the files for sure and let us know how much it cost you to get it machined or made
     
  17. Feb 21, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    I just downloaded the emachineshop.com CAD program. Does anybody have the file for the double cab roof rack side rails? Thanks in advance!
     
  18. Feb 21, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    Are you going for the front rack?

    I'm up for helping but I use AutoCAD + Fusion 360.

    The biggest thing I need to evaluate is the location of the mounting holes on the cab.
     
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    The emachineshop CAD program can read DXF files.
     
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    I have a few local shops who do waterjet and cnc plasma. The rack has been a plan of mine to do but I have been super stacked at work.

    Additionally, I have a large amount experience with fab and cnc.


     
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