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Old 11-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Roof rack ?

I was looking for a roof rack for a hard top I want one that mounts to the hard top not bolted to the windshield not sure it has any other way to mount it did not wont to drill holes in top any ideas ???? Thanks

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Old 11-11-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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They have the ones that run down to the frame so you can still have the rack when your top is off. They are pretty spendy unless you make it your self though. I think they call them a safari rack or something..

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Personally I'd make a run down to the pick a part and find one there that will fit your top. Just measure your top and get to wrenchin'
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I just did this...

Went and got a Ski Rack off a 02 Ford Escape from the junkyard ($35.00) - Bolted it on with Metal Plates on the inside of the Hard top. Total cost of the project was 3 beers, 35 for the rack and 30 for parts... Works out really good...

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Yeah I would definitely make my own before spending the $400 on the one I linked earlier. I cant remember who but there is a thread on here where a guy used a rack from a Nissan Xtera and it looked really good
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #7
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Yeah I would definitely make my own before spending the $400 on the one I linked earlier. I cant remember who but there is a thread on here where a guy used a rack from a Nissan Xtera and it looked really good
That was me !!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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Here it is, total cost was less than $25.00
Cut off the front of the rack, spin it around, install 2" hitch ball covers on the cut ends...

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Old 11-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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man that looks tight. The only time I'll need a rack myself is in the summer when my top's off so that's unfortunately not going to work for me. I love it though, nice work.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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That was me !!!
Haha I couldn't remember who it was just knew this topic had came up before.
I'm like BreakerBload on it though, only time I would need one is for a kayak and my top would be off then.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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I bought a "fair" one at wally world,it was held in by straps that you shut your doors on.did not like that setup so I bolted it through the roof.was driving it out of my barn and the damn thing hit my garage door opener so I took it off, it's collecting dust in the barn...russ
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man that looks tight. The only time I'll need a rack myself is in the summer when my top's off so that's unfortunately not going to work for me. I love it though, nice work.
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yeah I've been considering making a bar mount system, I'd really like to get ahold of a family roll bar though ultimately, then I can do a roof rack. But for now I think i can get away with some small ratchet straps and just strap individual items to the side bars.

Also, that modified xterra rack looks an awful lot like the stock rack on the frontier. I'd guess if you found one of those it would work.
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Also, that modified xterra rack looks an awful lot like the stock rack on the frontier. I'd guess if you found one of those it would work.
They do look alike, the xterra and frontier share a lot of fondness so they most likely would be just as simple to modify
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Kargo Master makes a to the hard top mount and so does diamondrax
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #16
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Here it is, total cost was less than $25.00
Cut off the front of the rack, spin it around, install 2" hitch ball covers on the cut ends...

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it's for sale, $100.00, and you get the hard top too (needs a rear glass)....get it out of my garage :-)

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