Steel roof rack for troopy

Submitted: Monday, Feb 11, 2002 at 01:00
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Could anyone recommend a place to get a steel roof rack for the length of the 78 series troopy. I am in the Alice so I know that I will have to ship it. I just have not had a lot of luck searching online.

Thanks, Andrew.
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
I recently bought on from 4wd systems in Adelaide. It is great, and solid steel so it handles the rough stuff. They have a full length and 3/4 length. Phone is 08 8369 0033. I have no affiliations with then, just a satisfied cusomer.
One word of advice, they use the full length gutter tracks, and have a rubber guard over the track. Stick a blob of glue every 100mm or so to stop it dropping off at the critical moment when you are installing. Second. Have a quick look for any welding blobs on the inside of the track. If they are there they could rub your roof.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Sounds good, I will follow it up. Thanks for that.
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Reply By: Rod - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Andrew, for your info. I have one on my 75 series. If you go for one of these then get them to supply you with the tool to assist you in fitting (it pulls the unit tight down into the gutter.


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Reply By: Rod - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Andrew, further to the above, this is where you can check it out.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
A very flash one. It doesn't look like they make it full length though. I will keep it in mind though.
Thanks, Andrew.
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Reply By: Andreas - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Andrew, can't help you with a steel rack but I have an alloy full length TJM rack off a 75 Series troopie I had a few years ago if you (or anyone else) is interested.
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Reply By: Andrew - Saturday, Feb 23, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Feb 23, 2002 at 01:00
I finally found that I could get exactly what I needed from OL in Adelaide. Thanks for the input people.
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