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Went from a Thule rack to this

The other day I ripped my Thule rack completely off my truck. Since there was roof damage (looked like someone took a can opener to it) I wasn't able to replace it w/ another w/out spending $$$ to repair the sheet metal.

So, today I went a junkin and came home w/ a rack from an S10 Blazer. The length/width of the feet bases cover 99% of the damage. ...had I been able to find a rack on a Ford that would have hidden the damage I'd have bought it

I'll be using Thule 58" load bars and adapters which is why you don't see any in the pics.



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looks awesome. i always wanted something like that but dont want to drill into the roof
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looks good


got any pics of the damage before the coverup?
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jtslmn720, I can't say as I'd drill my roof just for the heck of it. As an avid kayaker, I have a practical need for the versatility of a roof rack.

ScottG, sorry man, carnage pics = bad juju.
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That looks really really good.
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that looks like a good platform for a roof rack, or ski rack etc. for a Ranger
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Looks great, im REALLY throwing the idea around of a roof rack
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That looks awesome!!!!
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Thanks guys.

I checked the "claimed" 200lb load rating this morning w/ my 203lb self standing on one rail at a time and then both at the same time. I am more than pleased, this rack is very sturdy! The rails are made of thick aluminum and the feet are some sort of heavy duty plastic.

Now I just have to remember to steer clear from air potato vines!
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Man I am still impressed by how well that fits on there. Do you have a basket or roof rack or something you can put on top on there so I can see how it looks?
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it looks pretty kool
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Man I am still impressed by how well that fits on there. Do you have a basket or roof rack or something you can put on top on there so I can see how it looks?
Thanks, I took my time getting it to fit.

I'd gladly take pic of my basket but it's closer to you right now than to me. lol I have a cabin near Jefferson.
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West Jefferson? Thats pretty neat lol, thats right down the road.
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West Jefferson? Thats pretty neat lol, thats right down the road.
Yeah, but wouldn't that technically be, over the hills and through the woods? lol
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wow, that looks really good! I might have to do that... if the rack on the camper is not enough
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That's a pretty neat mod!!
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Roof racks actually look good on a Ranger. It looks like it's stock. Very well done man.
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