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DIY roof rack

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Art1988, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    Here is my diy roof rack. I used 1.5 tube steel, 5/8 tube steel and a mesh on it. It was about 150 in metal. Total time spend building it was about 10hrs. I am happy with almost everything but will adjust after a camping trip to baja.

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  2. Mar 16, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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  3. Mar 16, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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  4. Mar 16, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    Looks good, :thumbsup:

    How much does it weigh?
     
  7. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    oh the list....!
    Not too shabby at all! from the pics, it looks to me like you made it in sections?
     
  8. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Looks nice. Is there much wind noise?
     
  9. Mar 26, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    Yeah I made it in sections. Wish I could of done it in one day.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    Drove it 90mph and did not hear any nose. So pretty good. Taking it off next wee to lower it by 2imches
     
  11. Mar 31, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    Not sure man
     
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    Looks good. Thinking about doing one myself but using round tube. Good design and nice job!
     
  13. Jul 29, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    Did u build urs?
     
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    Not yet, recently bought an aluminum spool gun and 100% argon gas tank. Now I can weld steel and aluminum. I’ll need to build a bending jig then design it.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    Nice considering getting an aluminum welder as well but i have never welded aluminum.
     
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    It’s a bit tricky as it burns way hot , and melts real fast. Holding the gun takes getting use to as well and I’m not good by any means! I want to get into Tig at some point.
     
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    Art does this mount to the "factory" roof rails?
    Nice build!!
     
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    Very nice
     
  19. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    No I mounted to the roof top.
     
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    What was involved with pulling down the headliner and "stuff"?
     
  21. Sep 15, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    Well i have adjusted it since i first finished it. I originally used same screws for the roof rack. Then lowered it and drilled new with silicone to close any gap and old holes. Last week i added a new wind fairing to the rack. I did this because the one i welded on ended up bien to low.
     
  22. Sep 17, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    Well just took the rack off now i feel like she is naked. Considering putting up for sale and building anotner one.

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