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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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D90 and Stand Up Paddle Boards (or LongBoard)

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I have a 94 D90 Softtop and am getting a couple of Stand Up Paddle Boards. Anyone carrying them on top of their truck w a specific type of roll bar cover/strap? I assume that an 11' board would stick out of the backseat a little far...

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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Thule made a set of cross bars specific to the NAS trucks, they are hard to find complete and usually run around $300. Some have adapted a set of cross bars for the Xterra. Not sure what you would do with the back end, maybe one of the hitch mounted Kayak carrier.
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I make a ton of custom crossbars for surfers, kayakers, and paddle boarders. Here are a few pics. I've done some crazy ones where both crossbars lean backward/forward 45 degrees, and another set with a hoop that went back over the rear cargo area to support a canoe.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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I make a ton of custom crossbars for surfers, kayakers, and paddle boarders. Here are a few pics. I've done some crazy ones where both crossbars lean backward/forward 45 degrees, and another set with a hoop that went back over the rear cargo area to support a canoe.
Can you give me more info of what it would cost to get one made that is large enough to handle two boards that are 30" to 33" wide?

I like the look of the first picture.

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Old January 30th, 2012, 06:35 AM
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Can you give me more info of what it would cost to get one made that is large enough to handle two boards that are 30" to 33" wide?

I like the look of the first picture.

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If you want to be able to put two 33" wide boards side by side, they'll be wider than the roll bar itself. If that's what you want I can build a pair of bars to suit. A pair of custom bars usually run about $400. PM or email me.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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If you want to be able to put two 33" wide boards side by side, they'll be wider than the roll bar itself. If that's what you want I can build a pair of bars to suit. A pair of custom bars usually run about $400. PM or email me.
So the bar setup in the first picture (on the white 90) are $400?
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Old January 30th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Joanathan makes a great product and I am in line for a pair of loadbars and a 1/2 rack. He is just too busy having fun painting his rig right now.
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So the bar setup in the first picture (on the white 90) are $400?
Straight, normal bars are $300 painted black, $375 powdercoated - like the ones on the white D-90. Doing custom bars, like making them wider, slanted, or extend back, usually run about $400.
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Straight, normal bars are $300 painted black, $375 powdercoated - like the ones on the white D-90. Doing custom bars, like making them wider, slanted, or extend back, usually run about $400.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Have you invented/fabricated any bar racks with a longer spacing? I've got a SW and have been trying to come up with a way to carry plywood or small amounts of lumber, but I'd need a bar towards the back (gutter mounted?). Any ideas?

One thought was to put some ABS "rollers" on my Brownchurch, but I'm wary of the weight.
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Have you invented/fabricated any bar racks with a longer spacing? I've got a SW and have been trying to come up with a way to carry plywood or small amounts of lumber, but I'd need a bar towards the back (gutter mounted?). Any ideas?

One thought was to put some ABS "rollers" on my Brownchurch, but I'm wary of the weight.
I have. Looking at the truck from above, I've made a crossbar with a U welded to it that goes over the passenger area. It was for a canoe, but the same principle could be used to carry a few sheets of plywood. The only issue is getting up over the back of the truck.
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put the fin to the front though when you take pics and haul around.
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I have. Looking at the truck from above, I've made a crossbar with a U welded to it that goes over the passenger area. It was for a canoe, but the same principle could be used to carry a few sheets of plywood. The only issue is getting up over the back of the truck.
Nice! Got any pix? Price?
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What about for two boards (~30") on top of each other?
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I posted a sighting of a guy who has a solution for this:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...postcount=2096
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that hitch thing is really terrible

I used regular Gutter mounted Thule towers for years from REI. They are not as nice as these custom set ups but they worked perfectly. Mounted behind the roll bars, the clearance was close, and the bars were only 1" off the roof but they worked. Long boards and SUP boards do not really need pads, just strap them to the crossbars.

and get a step ladder, old man style
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Nice! Got any pix? Price?
Sadly, no pics. I was in a big rush. I made them for Copley for one of his trucks though. I think they were $450 bare steel.

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What about for two boards (~30") on top of each other?
That would just be normal crossbars, just stack 'em on top of eachother. $300.
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Wolf, sent you a pm but haven't heard back.
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Wolf, sent you a pm but haven't heard back.
My bad. Just replied.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 11:14 PM
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I have my boards ordered and they should be here shortly (two 12 ft Lairds) so now I am back to how to transport them on my D90. Sounds like Wolf has one good solution.

Any others who would be willing to post pictures/share their experience? I want to look at all choices before I drop more cash.
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