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Old 11-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Cool Thule roof rack mod.....

I got a nice thule roof rack today that I plan on using for surfboards. Anyone try drilling one of these directly to the hard top before? I'm thinking two bolts per "foot" and sealing the roof with silicone.....what are your thoughts, hesitations? Thanks...

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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a heavy wind might pull really hard on it, causeing it to warp or bolts to pull out

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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here are a few pics
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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anyone do something similar??
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #5
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I've seen a few around town like that. Make sure you use large backing plates and you shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:51 AM   #6
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ok yeah I was thinking of doing metal backing plates on the inside of the cab, and using large washers too. I was hoping someone who has done this would post some pictures. It would help to see how others have mounted a rack like this one.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:26 AM   #7
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anyone have pics of junkyard or other than standard roof racks installed? Thanks
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
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I'd think about using carriage bolts and pushing them up from the inside so you don't gouge your head on the end of the bolt while rooting around the back seat!
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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Great Idea Glassguy! I also will make sure they are galvanized to prevent rusting with exposure to moisture...

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