80 series roofrack dilemna...

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 00:37
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Hi again!,
I have 50mm clearance from rooftop to shed door, to hopefully fit some sort of roofracks.
Will I need to custom make something, or does someone know of some low height type?
At this stage I don't mind if they were bar type (ie Rola) or a mesh top (doubt I'd be able to have sides, unless I design/modify some that swing down).
Cheers,
Wazza
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Reply By: Charlie B2 - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:00

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 13:00
Hi Wazza,

I'm not trying to be flippant, but I'd reckon you're on a hiding to nothing! Just think - if your rack is of 25mm tube, the bottom of whatever rack you get can only be, at maximum, another 25mm from your roof, assuming YOUR MEASUREMENTS ARE SPOT ON! If they're out a bit, goodness only knows whether you'll hit the door or not, even with nothing on the rack, but it's certainly likely. And all the above has to assume a flat (VERY FLAT) drive and garage floor, both on the same horizontal plane.

The other issue that would be of concern to me is how much the rack might flex under the load you put on it when travelling - a load that will be fine on a great bitumen surface might give your roof a fair pounding on corrugated dirt roads.

I certainly wish you good luck with your quest, but I wouldn't be optimistic about the prospect of finding something. :-)

Regards,


Charlie

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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 20:56

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 20:56
would the Windcheetah suit?

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Follow Up By: wazza200571 - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:34

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:34
Thanks for that Drew... It just so happens I'm going to TJM today, so' I'll check them out! Cheers!
Wazza
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Follow Up By: wazza200571 - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:39

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:39
Thanks for that Drew... It just so happens I'm going to TJM today, so' I'll check them out! Cheers!
Wazza
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