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Icon4 roof rack?

anyone have any idea were people are getting these crazy roof racks for extended cab trucks?
the owner of trucking up has one on his dodge 2500 thats jacked sky high and i wanted one but couldnt get one that size or itd be sticking out the front and sides lol but i think their awesome cuz you can put like 6 9in fog lights across the front of them ill try to get a picture of one and maybe if im lucky buy one of them jokers one day...

anyone got any ideas of were or who might have one that i could see what itd look like on a ranger? extended cab of course..
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Messed up truck but you get the idea










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A buddy of mine had one on his truck...i placed it on mine, and imo...its goofy. It was a Thule rack i think?
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Yakama, its actually a explorer roof rack the stock one with the center section removed but its made by yakama exactly the same just had an explorer sticker on the wind visor
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I'm just making one, it's not hard at all. Cheap harbor freight pipe bender, black gas pipe from hardware store, a welder, and some paint. My shop makes custom one's for Rhinos and such all the time.
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i just wanted one for the trails cuz my buddy and the guys from truckin up has one and they have like 6 hella 500's acros the front of it and all their lil tools up their i want to know were to just buy one cuz im not to crafty and i dout id be able to m ake anything but light tabs for it..

any ideas on were to get one?
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All the ones i've seen are around $200. If you have access to a welder then the bender and tubing would cost about $150 and after a little work you get a custom rack you built exactly how you wanted it. Plus you have another tool! I'm building one for my truck but it will be mounted differently, not exactly on the roof. Just like you I wanted a place to put a shovel and axe, and I'll keep my spare tire up there.
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well ive seen one ranger running around were i live with kinda like a construction rack you know like what they put ladders on an stuff cuz they wont fit in the bed of the truck accept it wasnt so shabby looking but this guy had a nice rack on top of it with some kc's all the ways across it with a hi-jack on one side a axe on the other an like a shovel and ect. mounted on the bottom of it with a spare tire on it an he still managed to have room for a tool box that just set me on fire looking for something like thisbut i like that roof mounted one alot
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I was thinking something kinda like this:



But mine wont go as far back because I need to be able to load my dirtbike still. The basket will be mounted on the rear rack and hang over the cab. Lights will be mounted on the front and rear of the basket, lots of them. Axe and shovel on one side, hi-lift jack on the other. Spare tire up top and will have a little cargo room.
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ya it was a rack liek that accept it started at the tailgate an went to the cab but it looked realy good if i find that ol heffer rollin around town ima do a dang YOUIE an snap some picks or possibly run him off the road to steal the crap ha j/k but ya ima try to grab this guy and take his idea if i can lol
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ahhhh yota's... yet another rival.... psh.... foreigners..
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Ya, i think full length racks are really ugly in most cases, I have seen a couple good ones but not many. That's why the rear pillar of my rack is only going about a 3rd of the way back. I have all the material including lights but I wish I just had more time to get all my mods done...
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I plan on getting a roof rack like this one its a suraco roof rack i think it looks good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3HTfUTgspE
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There are quite a few you can get online that are in the $150 range.

Do yourself a favor if you get one and mount it properly! Unless the one shown in the pics above has support added where it's mounted, it has NO real support.

FWIW, what you're wanting is commonly called a roof basket not a roof rack.
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ya same thing... but soem are mounted by drilling holes in the roof and others are mounted by the gutters on the side of the roof... im not a fan of drilling holes into my roof personaly..
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