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Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 07:13 PM
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so instead of building my own, anyone know of the best roof rack option, and where one may find such a rack Smile chirco has a few, but mostly that wood crap, crap to me because Ill snap that wood in a jiffy.

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just a idea...what if you took off the wooden slates and installed metal slates ?


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huh.... durr.. never really thought of that now did I. :/ well i guess thats why Im a member ere, hahah! great Idea, I know exactly how im going to do it! ha... wow i feel dumb... lol

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Well how are you going to do it.? are you going to use conduit.?

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ill just pull the flat wooden slats out and weld in 1.5inch x 3mil flat steel Smile

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dont feel bad tiger, thats why we we come here, to learn and maybe save some money... Wink


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I don't suppose anyones ever came across any sites with blueprints for roof racks?


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R.e.J. wrote:
I don't suppose anyones ever came across any sites with blueprints for roof racks?


visit a local vw shop and take some pics of the rack on the shelf. sneak in a measurin tape too.


they are not too complicated. I was gonna build one, just no time to do it. picked up my square tubing and angle iron for $0000!!


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Yeah,I'm on good terms with the closest thing we have to a VW shop here,All Foreign.The owner's been alot of help on,well all my rigs.To tell ya true.
And I have an idea in my head,I'm just not to sure about the dimensions I've written down.
Though other then rem stock,I think I've found a good source of mat'l to build with.


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so i wish i had a "local vw shop" around here...eer... but i am headed down south to chirco on thursday, planning an bringing a rather large bucket of cash with me for some parts Smile I'll take a looksee there


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