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How to mount a rack on a cap?

Looking to add a rack to a fiberglass cap. I have a basket that i plan to add, but might swap to kayak saddles too, so i need it to be flexible.


So what are my options? I looked up yakima and thule and that just costs too much.

Let me know your thoughts and ideas


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Don (elmo4vt) had one on his truck... i think it was a custom one
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if you want something cheap and easily removable get some fist clamps and then steel tubing... the clamps are rated at 22lbs a piece so i dont know if that will be enough for you but like i said, its simple
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if you want something cheap and easily removable get some fist clamps and then steel tubing... the clamps are rated at 22lbs a piece so i dont know if that will be enough for you but like i said, its simple
I don't need the mounts removable, i just need to be able to mount different yhings on the crossbars. Do you have a picture of these mounts? How do they attach?
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you bolt them on, or you can use adhesive...
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throwing some things in here so i can find it later


yakima landing pads 30 each
http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...ding-pad-6.asp

control towers 92 each
http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...trol-tower.asp

crossbars 52 each
http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...cross-bars.asp

so thats almost 600


or i go go with this
http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...h-plusnuts.asp
but that still requires the crossbars, control towers and a Landing pad
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the bars and the landing pad are both sets of two and the control towers are a set of 4 so its only like 220$
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i had the yakima rack on my cap the one with the two poles going fully across the cap so i could carry building supply up there... what you need to do is to make an inside and outside base and mount em through your cap with carriage bolts thats how the yakima works.You should also get the thin one side glued foam insulation stuff about a quarter inch wide and put that between your rack and the cap roof for water tightness and a real little cushion
by the time you make your own and do it right between buying the metal and the welding stuff then if you want quality powder coating it, you may as well buy a yakima system
i did see one other guy who is a plumber make one out of threaded black pipe and it looked crappy
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why not look for a junkyard explorer or any other car with a stock roof rack? that would work just as well id think
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the bars and the landing pad are both sets of two and the control towers are a set of 4 so its only like 220$

dur, didnt see that part


then that might be the way ill go, as long as i can get my roof bar back from gumby, that would cut costs down even more
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yeah im not gonna use that. no roof lights for me.....

ill trade it back to you for my stock grille
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Mine is from Wilderness Racks (www.wildernessracks.com).. It was nice, and has a great mounting surface

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scott is back to his roots and being called roofrack again.
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