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thinking roof basket thoughts

I like the idea of a roof basket because it would give me more room for gas cans and gear bags when i haul the dirt bikes and friends. also i would add maybe 4 lights on the front and 2 on the back. but i have those cab light i put on years ago. Would a basket look ok with the cab lights or would it be better if i got rid of them? any advice is appreciated.

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also added sliders and a bed rail.
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doesnt look too bad.. im not a big fan of roof baskets.. but its ur truck lol.
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that would be neat, but i'd say make a cargo hitch carrier thing, i made one in my welding class and you prob could put 1000 pounds on it and it would hold up(depending on your hitch receiver ha)

easy to remove and useful for when you have a full bed and need a little more room.

on mine i used larger square tubing, so i can slide it into the back of my truck, yet add another hitch thing with a ball and put the boat/trailer behind that so i can haul even more if i needed too.
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do it, i think it'd look sick on your truck. your truck kind of has that ' i shouldn't be on a road i belong in hte bushes' look goin on to it haha,

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that would look pretty cool, and if it's functional for you too all the better
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I was actually thinking of baskets on my way home from work this morning.

I was really thinking about how to make the rack easily removable as well. I really wouldnt want that thing up there all the time.

I say leave the cab lights on there.
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problem is as most have found out the roof on our trucks is VERY weak to hold a basket, IMO to properly do a basket you need to do some roof stiffening
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its pretty easy to fab some racks for our trucks. and retty strong as well

easiest and strongest way i could thought for our trucks as we dont have rain gutters

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it hodls a pretty nice weight up ther.. even ive jumped on top to reach some fruit once with no probs.
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oh and keep the cab lights! they still look great on the truck.
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problem is as most have found out the roof on our trucks is VERY weak to hold a basket, IMO to properly do a basket you need to do some roof stiffening
Yes i know the roofs arnt stong at all. I was planing on mounting like Roberto mounted his but a little differnt because the door jam on his 4 door isnt the same as our supercab. or I was also thinking uf using a toyota or explorer roof rail system cut down to size. Id really like to keep this basket just off the roof so its kind of low profile.


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do it, i think it'd look sick on your truck. your truck kind of has that ' i shouldn't be on a road i belong in hte bushes' look goin on to it haha,

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haha, thanks thats kinda what im going for.
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any one have any pics of a roof basket on a ranger? Just over the cab, im not interested in bed racks or camper shell racks. thanks in advance.
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My old Thule/Yakima setup.....

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I say do it!
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I don't like 'em period... but especially on non-crew cab trucks... your truck though so if you like it then go for it!
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i dont like em on the roofs of trucks. like stated above our roofs are very flemisy i woundent put a lot of weght up their. they do look good on a camper top tho
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i personally love roof baskets. that one you made doesnt look that bad. id rock if i could
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do it! i am
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any one have any pics of a roof basket on a ranger? Just over the cab, im not interested in bed racks or camper shell racks. thanks in advance.
Why would you need pics with your awesome ps skills?
I vote do it!
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I'm planning on doing this as well, but on my camper top that I bought......ill be following this thread. I'm not really looking to spend too much on this rack, and this is my current dilemma. I don't have any access to a welder or else I would make my own.
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all mods to my ranger are on hold untill i find work again.
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Do it, then post pics up!!!!!
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id do it, looks good and functional. id like to have one for the fact mine will be haulin my motorcycle to my next post when i get home along with all my junk and id rather not tow a trailer
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Got one on mine I would post pic's but don't know how
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