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Simple Basic Roof Rack
04-12-2014, 08:48 PM (This post was last modified: 04-13-2014 12:43 AM by AlvarezMetalWorks.)
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Simple Basic Roof Rack
Ok so I decided to start a new thread for this because it's a build all one it's own.

The goal is to make it look like the 3D drawing I created. It will be all black though. The holes on the side panels will have dimple dies used on them.

   

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04-12-2014, 08:49 PM
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RE: Roof Rack
The roof rack is really happening finally lol. These are my first 5 bends with my JD Squared, Inc´╗┐ Model 32 bender since I bought it over a year ago. It took me 5 bends but I think I got all the data needed to use this die set properly without any waste or measurement miss calculations. Expect some videos about this in the near future. I have to fix a couple miscalculation on this bottom frame but the top one should only require one single seem if all goes as expected.

   

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04-13-2014, 05:29 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
It's coming together quite nicely!

Both top and bottom frames are complete. The top frame only has one seem. This may not be a big deal to those that bend tubing all the time but it's a bid deal for me lol. After spending two days racking my brain with numbers and measurements I finally got the measurements just right and documented everything so that I can build these over and over again if someone else wants one too.

What you're seeing between the two frames are jigs that I build to line up both the top and bottom frames perfectly. Now I need to figure out what my next step will be. Most likely the cross braces for the floor.

   

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04-13-2014, 05:51 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
Looks good!

What size tubing are you using?

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04-13-2014, 05:53 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
1" 16 gauge wall

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04-13-2014, 09:56 PM
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04-14-2014, 12:48 PM
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04-14-2014, 04:46 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
coming along nicely! I'm looking forward to seeing it done.
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04-21-2014, 11:15 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
Just another update on the build.

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05-01-2014, 06:35 PM
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RE: Simple Basic Roof Rack
I tend to forget how nice your work really is till you post up this stuff.
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