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 Post subject: My New Roof Rack *Finished with Pics*
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:28 pm 
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So I had to work the weekend and wanted to do something for the jeep so I built it a roof rack since I'm to cheap to buy one. It's made of 3/4" electrical conduit (non galvanized) and expanded metal. The bends didn't turn out exactly like I wanted but they still turned out good. When I have time next week I'll finish grinding my not so nice welds and spray it with bed liner.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:46 pm 
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Nice job. I especially like how you built the front frame.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Great Job! looks like it belongs.nice proportions. Mig or Tig? what kind of tubing?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:35 pm 
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Thanks! It's 3/4" non galvanized electrical conduit and I used a Mig welder.

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oooooooooo... we'll have to talk now... I have some welding I need to do and no welder to do it with ;)

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got a pair of jumper cables tang? you got-cher-self a welder :lol:

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Very fun to make your own stuff isn't it? I like the front of it.

The front of that looks kind of like what I was thinking for the front of my rack back when I was thinking about doing it as a bolt on basket.

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Have you thought closing off the front with sheet? Would be a pretty crazy shape, but with cardboard to make a template it would be pretty easy. Then just bend it around a fire estinguisher or something...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:15 pm 
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That looks real nice Boiler. What's more fun then making your own stuff is it actually turning out the way you planed it... I haven't been the greatest at fabbing stuff so it was nice that this turned out. I played with the idea of putting a front on it but the plan was to weld light tabs from the very front bar to the next one back..just haven't got that far..enough stuff broke at work that I ran out of time. I also plan on doing something for my Hi-Lift but I'm not sure if I want to fab it or buy the Loc-Rac. I'll either take it back to work for the light mounts or fab up some sort of bolt on.

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planning on just drilling down thru the front bar for the lights? 3/4 inch is too small for thule/yakima accessories :(

looks nice tho!

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TruLiberty wrote:
planning on just drilling down thru the front bar for the lights? 3/4 inch is too small for thule/yakima accessories :(

looks nice tho!


I was planning something like this for the lights, not a perfect drawing but you get the point. I'm sure I'll end up welding the tabs on. As far as tube being to small for Yakima/Thule accessories..as we've seen on L.O.S.T where there is a will there is a way :wink:

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good point. overall how much did this bad boy cost you?

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Me....nothing, I used stuff around the plant seeing as I was on call and had to be here. I would figure the conduit is around $4 per 10 foot stick for us and I used 7.. and I'm not sure what expanded metal is going for but it's about 4' x 4'.

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That is a heck of a nice rack and great price free 8)

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looks great, good work. I would just sit it on top of the rails and remove the cross bars.

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I finally got it finished...here are the updated pictures :D

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Lookin good with the lift and everything!

You're Jeep's growing up... :D

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Yeah they grow up so fast......I still remember when it was little, feels like it was just yesterday

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My first thought was pretty cool, after paint and clean up WOW. Looking great, and congrats. Doing stuff yourself is the only way it is trult yours.

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Looks great! I did the same thing and just made mine out of conduit too :D . What a pain to weld this stuff tho'
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Yeah thanks for posting that larryewaller now mine looks like crap.......... :wink: :D JK looks awesome, I like the extension in the front for the lights...looks like you had more time then I did. OHHHHHHH yes the conduit was a real pain.....my wall thickness was a little thin and that's why the corners are flat.....but hey it works

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