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Simple Basic Roof Rack
04-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Post: #21
RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
(04-27-2015 07:08 AM)Smithy Wrote:  The rack turned out nicely, looks like it belongs there. Better than anything you could buy.

Thanks! It's not quite done yet. I still have the side panels to install. Going back and forth about dimple dies on the holes in the side panels. If I dimple die them, the holes will need to be much smaller than if I just punch holes. However I think the finish would look more professional with the dimple dyed holes.

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04-28-2015, 07:06 PM
Post: #22
RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
lookin good, very sleek which is how they all should be built.
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04-30-2015, 10:04 PM
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It's been a whole hour....waiting for the finished product....

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04-30-2015, 10:22 PM
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lmao this is as far as I got lol. Thank you again for the help today. This is going to look very nice once it's finally wrapped up. Mark my words. This thing will be ready for sand blasting and powder coat by Saturday night.

   

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05-01-2015, 05:28 AM
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I vote Mavcoat or WD and leave Raw! Gotta show off the dimes and HAZ like all the cool kids online lol.

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05-01-2015, 05:45 PM
Post: #26
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(05-01-2015 05:28 AM)Capria Wrote:  I vote Mavcoat or WD and leave Raw! Gotta show off the dimes and HAZ like all the cool kids online lol.

lol not this time around. Oh and my dimes are more like dimes, nickles, pennies, and quarters lol. I'm learning hard hard it really is to TIG weld in a real world environment and not on some scrap laying flat on a table or setup on a turn table.

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05-01-2015, 08:53 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
    Looks great! Planning to do some kind of rack in the back of my TJ. Thinking something like the one from the WD-40 Specialist Jeep from the Extreme show. I've got all that space in the back with no seat but without a rack you end up stacking. Thinking aluminum with clamps at four corners, adjustable height, with a notch/cut-out in the front middle.
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05-01-2015, 09:48 PM
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Nice. Aluminum is fun and easy to work with. Wish I could afford it lol. Just remember galvanic corrosion happens pretty fast. You need to protect the aluminum well. Anti seize is your best friend. Also putting rubber between the steel and aluminum will help protect it too.

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05-01-2015, 11:02 PM
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(05-01-2015 09:48 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  Nice. Aluminum is fun and easy to work with. Wish I could afford it lol. Just remember galvanic corrosion happens pretty fast. You need to protect the aluminum well. Anti seize is your best friend. Also putting rubber between the steel and aluminum will help protect it too.

Thanks for the info. The cage is powder coated but rubber between still a good idea for anti vibration. When I get the details worked out and do a cardboard mock up I'll have to look you up. Maybe if you have the time I can hire you to build it. Above my skill and equipment level. Use a lot of anti seize on the Honda 350X. A lot of steel bolts with aluminum (and possibly magnesium?) cases, always does the trick. Gotta show them extra love since they're hitting the 30 year mark, damn I'm getting old! Attaching a pic of the back (seatbelts gone now) of my rig. the four uprights should work for attachment points with cage clamps.
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05-01-2015, 11:15 PM
Post: #30
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Let me know when you're ready and we'll figure out the details. Building that won't be a problem at all.

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