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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:55 PM
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Rover Hybrids Roof Rack

Just showing off mainly. Shane Ballensky (Rover Hybrids) fabricated this replacement for the stock SD roof rack. Shane's workmanship is great and I'm more than pleased.

I found the stock rack pretty, but functionally impaired. I had to cut it to be able to open my roof tent, and this rack conveniently incorporates mounting points for it. I also had Shane add extra tabs in the rear three voids so that I can drop in three 3/4" pieces of MDO to create a rear floor area. The sides are made of a thicker-walled pipe than the interior parts and should be a lot more resistant to damage than the stock basket.

The design is based on the one Dave Marchand had made by Matt Browne a couple years back - thanks to him for the idea.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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I like the open front, very functional and perfect for the tent.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 10:39 PM
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Looks sweet Jim (and Shane). Nicely done.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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Nice work-nice truck. I was just wondering what a yellow SW would look like.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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I like that a lot. Very nice. Some day.
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I'm liking the work there.. very nice!

I am also digging that yellow Wagon look. Think if I have to repaint mine, might just do that. Very cool!
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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rig. Talking with Shane today. I expect I'll get very with Customs when they take their rake for the priviledge of it crossing the border.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:50 PM
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Jim can i ask you what you paid for the rack? did they also do the ladder and crossbar supports too?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:48 PM
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Jim can i ask you what you paid for the rack? did they also do the ladder and crossbar supports too?
I'll let Shane chime in if he wants to quote a price to you, since I got sort of a "I've never done a rack before, you're a guniea pig" price. Shane made only the basket, the ladder and crossbars are stock NAS Safety Devices stuff, its just the OEM basket didnt suit my needs.

I imagine it would be a simple matter to construct the rack with gutter-mount feet for a hard top.
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$1,500 for the rack itself. More for all the other bits.
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rig. Talking with Shane today. I expect I'll get very with Customs when they take their rake for the priviledge of it crossing the border.
Are you going to have him make one also? If so, thats very cool.
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Edit. Is he building the entire rack?
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Edit. Is he building the entire rack?
Shane made the basket, I already had an OEM rack and wanted to get rid of the basket.
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that's a good lookin rack
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