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    Default Homemade Roof Rack without Welding



    Ok I know yall have been waiting for this post. Here is the Roof Rack I made without welding. Enjoy the pics. First is what ya need to make it.
    perfect size for the 3/4 emt conduit.
    4 inch plates for the sides and front and back support.
    Got this at Lowes..5ft pieces ya need 6 of them.
    90 degree elbows(cause I didnt have a bender)
    One of the sides measures 52 inchs
    Also found that one of these comes in handy.
    One end already done and lay elbow out to 52 inchs mark and cut conduit.
    Takin a break and wonderin about the end of the world .
    Always can use a helper.
    One section finished.
    Almost there.
    Primed and ready for paint.
    Flat Black does a good job on this.
    TAH DAH!!!!!
    Now a lil bit about it...
    For this project it will take ya about 3-4 hours dependin on how fast ya go. Measure the pieces for the front and back at 27 1/16th. When putting on the brace pieces make sure to line them up across from each other so not to make it look off center. Once it is dried pick it up and be careful not to flip the thing over yer head and hit yerself in the back(Yep I did). Thing is light but strong as hell. Hope this helps anyone wantin to make one this way. Any questions just ask.
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    that doesnt look too bad think i might try it. so what was the ball park cost on the parts ? if you can remember = )

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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Looks good. It will do the job.
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Oh yeah went outside grabbed hold of rack gave it a tug and whole XJ moved so it aint budgin. Forgot to add the cost of it all. Cost just shy of 100 for everything.
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Now thats thinking with your dip-stick....
    Looks great Bear!
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Great job! How much you got into the rack?
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    Good job. Now ya gota go wheeling to test it.
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    nice design... might take this and change it up a bit when I make mine... great writeup!!

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    This is great dude!!!!

    Screw the 400.oo POS con fer fall apart rack. That thing is galvanized, primed, painted. Good show my friend. That is genius. and for 100.00 you cant beat it. Well you could and with wouldn't hurt it.
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Yeah Bear that it cool.... I just needed a guinea Pig to do it and see how it goes... now I can do it too lol
    Thanks for the write-up
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Dang! Good job and great write up!

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    Nice work my friend, I knew ya had it in ya !!! Looks sweet !!
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    Me likey. Nice write up bear!!!

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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    This is freakin' cool, man. Bravo!
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    Default Re: Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

    Ok yall I did make a lil mod to the rack. I added 2 more bars in between the 2 on bottom from front to back. Now it will be easier to use the ratchet straps to hold tire down. I'll post a pic of the work as soon as I can.
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