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Old December 31st, 2003, 08:33 PM
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Lightbulb Wooden Rack Basket Floor Design...

http://www.kangol.net/wicks/Rover%20...or%20Image.jpg

Does anyone know somebody with a good wood shop who would make some up out of very high quality (1/2" I am thinking) ply, finish and split into two pieces and ship for us?
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Old December 31st, 2003, 09:05 PM
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And where to put stuff?

http://www.kangol.net/wicks/Rover%20...r%20Loaded.jpg
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Old December 31st, 2003, 09:41 PM
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D90 roofrack flooring
In case you haven't seen this option...

It isn't wood, but may be more durable in the long run, although $375 is a little pricey..
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Old December 31st, 2003, 10:05 PM
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That looks interesting, though not as designed as well as the ones for Disco. Seems a bit flimsy - been on one?
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Old December 31st, 2003, 10:18 PM
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http://www.discoweb.org/rackflooring/index.htm

$75 and much lighter than wood.
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Old January 1st, 2004, 03:55 AM
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Now that's the flooring I've been looking for. Very nice Chris. Any of you local guys want to practice your welding?

Sorry Adam, I've only ever seen the one I posted on the web and wasn't crazy about it, but now I know which direction I want to go, thanks to Chris.
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Old January 1st, 2004, 09:43 AM
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Thanks Art. Doing it for a D90 roof rack would be much simpler as they dont have the multi-level transition like the disco rack.
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Old January 1st, 2004, 01:21 PM
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Chris,
Can you get that into the tech articles area. My cut & paste ain't working on the diagrams.

Awsome piece of help. All I need now is a D-90 roof rack I can afford.
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Hi Paul,

I guess I can redo it a bit to fit D90 rack needs and post it in the Tech section. I should take a look at my buddys basket and make sure there is not anything I am overlooking.

Wicks, do you have a copy of that D90 roof rack diagram without the plywood overlay I can use?
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Yes, I'll set it up and send it to you tomorrow...
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Old January 1st, 2004, 10:26 PM
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whoops.. sorry.. dont sweat it. I redid the original you posted already.
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Wood would be very nice. But at 1/2", it's heavy. I'm surprised at how many of us forget about keeping COG low. Every little bit helps. Wicks, I would think you'd be concerned about this given that NVTR seems to be a higher speed event, and with all of the fuel you carry on top.

I went with lexan. $100 and it covers my rack, is see-through, yet reflects certain harmful UV rays off the roof (only an added benefit). The sheet I use is only about 1/8" thick, but holds my weight. Mind you, I don't jump up and down or stand between bar supports long. As it's not meant for that. Won't melt either, but I'd be interested to see if it deformed with a heavy load in extreme heat say in the desert.
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