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Old 03-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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PVC Roof Rack

I saw this next to me at a red light yesterday...Kinda liked the idea, strong, light weight and cheap....




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Old 04-02-2014, 02:26 PM   #2
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Doesn't PVC get brittle? I am researching materials for a snorkel and poor outdoor performance is what I keep seeing for PVC.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #3
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brittle PVC

I made firewood racks that are stored outdoors year round about 3 years ago. I used 2" PVC. I store about a third of a cord on each rack. I haven't seen any cracking or damage. I didn't even bother using schedule 80 PVC. I live in New England. There are extremes of temperature on both ends of the spectrum. I am also curious about this mod. Cheers!
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Jrozar, did you happen to see what they used for connecting to the top?
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:21 PM   #5
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With that many cross braces it should be strong as hades. Plus you can make it any height or length to suit your rig. A little Krylon Fusion and some Armor All and you'll have a nice finish.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:08 AM   #6
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I made firewood racks that are stored outdoors year round about 3 years ago. I used 2" PVC. I store about a third of a cord on each rack. I haven't seen any cracking or damage. I didn't even bother using schedule 80 PVC. I live in New England. There are extremes of temperature on both ends of the spectrum. I am also curious about this mod. Cheers!
Well, if that is the case then I will have to look at using PVC for a snorkel again. I also want it to look like one smooth piece of pipe, and not have the bulges where the joints are located.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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No I couldnt tell..

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Jrozar, did you happen to see what they used for connecting to the top?
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:37 AM   #8
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looks to be bolted to the roof rack sliders. I have sliders like these on my XJ, and use that rack all thetime.

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