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Roof Rack?

I'm interested in having some kind of basket on the top of the cab to put stuff in/on like my canoe or something, but I cant find one anywhere that's a basket type and not a ski rack type.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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heres a yakima...






you can add any attachment to them... from bikes to skis...

www.yakima.com


( a bit pricy tho)
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it is likely that we will soon be offering roof racks from one or more product line at jusnesmodified.com...
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Redneckstone: any idea how much a Con-Ferr rack like that would cost?

its cheddar baby: basically the same question...how much will they run if you do start carrying them?

thanks for the help guys. I'm tempted to just draw up some plans myself and have my buddy bend it/weld it in his shop. I guess the only problem then would be how to mount it to the roof. Any suggestions?
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tracy, unfortunately i cant give you a price right now, sorry! ill make it a priority to let you know as soon as i can verify the info!
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i had mine custom built by a local fab shop.
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I can fab one up for you, just may cost a lot in shipping getting to the west coast

so you may want to check in teh fabrication forum, there is a guy that is on teh west coast.
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sorry i could have told ya but 4wheelparts doesnt carry it anymore so i dont know where to look right now
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Get a set of Yakima bars and towers. They clamp on and you don't have to drill holes in your roof.

If you want pictures, let me know. I've got some in my garage I took off and won't be using. I can toss them back on and take a few pics.

I might even be persuaded to part with them......
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heres a yakima...






you can add any attachment to them... from bikes to skis...

www.yakima.com


( a bit pricy tho)
yours is nice and all but i HATE how it mounts with those bars it looks kinda cheezzy just my $.02
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I like the idea of not having to drill holes but i dont like the way the bars stick out past the basket.
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I like the idea of not having to drill holes but i dont like the way the bars stick out past the basket.
the con ferr i posted on left of edge's truck i beleave is a no drill mounts. and dude RTV sealer nothing will leak i have had my KC bar on my truck about 2 and half years and NOTHING has leaked into my truck at all
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leftofedge has holes all the way through his headliner.

mine bolts in 4 places to the roof.

the next ranger i have, will have 4 doors, so i am going to have it all mount within the gutters, like the kc lightbar does...

i love roofracks. you don't think you would use it much, but if you haul anything in the bed, like a 4wheeler, it comes in handy alot.
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leftofedge has holes all the way through his headliner.
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I wish I had 4 doors, but alas, only two.
I'll check the fab forum, and I may also check around town at the local metal shops. In fact, my buddy sitting beside me just said there is a custom automotive fab shop across the river. I'll try there too.
I'll be sure to update on what I figure out.
Thanks everyone.

Oh yeah, Trevelyn....you wouldnt happen to have any pics of your rack close up would you? Like how it mounts, stuff like that? Maybe even a design schematic type thing? LOL, thanks.
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Do a search on E-Bay. Look for someone called Blackice or something like that. Hes in Missouri. He made mine. Custom bends & welds like a master. Stainless steel also.

Robin...
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"Wilderness Racks" They also make ones for the roofs I think...

... Sorry, can't find any pictures, but here's the site:

http://www.garvin-industries.com/
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Here are some shots of the Yakima bar mounting clips and towers for those who do not want to drill holes in their roof....







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yeah thats the same setup i have... too bad he has a two door...



does yours leak at all?
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oh holly hell NO...i would rather drill!!!!!!!!
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i used to think i could get a bigger bracket in that space, to build one like that...

now, i am not so certain.

drilling might be what i would do on the next trucka, too...
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yeah thats the same setup i have... too bad he has a two door...
does yours leak at all?
It didn't until I was caught in one of Houston's infamous downpours. But my weatherseals are worn, so I'm sure if I replaced them it would have been fine.
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The holes I have in my roof don't come through the headliner. The con-ferr mounts have a rubber anchor/grommet type deal that lock the rack on and also gives you the option to sink a deeper screw and use a washer/nut set up on the sub roof right above the headliner. Since the grommet is rubber it works great as a seal to the elements, no leaks yet (crosses fingers). I also have a nice giant hole drilled with my kc light wiring coming out, even though the kc lights no longer reside up there. The interior ceiling in my truck still looks stock, well besides the ohc and dome lamp. I think you can order direct from con-ferr. I might be mistaken though.
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oh holly hell NO...i would rather drill!!!!!!!!
Why?
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