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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:02 AM
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Soft Top Alternative Roof Rack

O.k. so I wanted a safety device roof rack but just couldn't see shelling out the cash. I took the idea to my local machine shop (actually they are a Toyata truck race shop) and poked around on alternatives. I took my C hoop with me and told them what I wanted and if they could make me a rack that I could attach a basket or a roof top tent to. What the came up with was a new C hoop 1 piece the mounts exactly where the factory one does and the 2nd piece is 2 bars that mount to the C hoop and are welded to a Crossbar that mounts to the cage above the doors. I had an old tickford that I had modified to make 2 small holes for the C hoop mounts. I think the rack cost me about $600 and it bolts right up to the cantrails for added stability. If anyone has an interest I can post more pics. I included a shot with the roof top tent attached. The benefit is that I can bolt any size basket to it whereas I would have had to create sometype of mounting system with a Safety Device rack to hold the tent on.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:41 PM
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Clay,

When I sold you that truck I had no idea it would create such a monster project!

Your wife must be really pissed at me for that.

BTW, love what you've done with the rack and roof tent. Let me know which shop you used because I need to replace the D110 cargo basket with a better rack suitable for a roof tent or other gear.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 03:55 PM
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Clay,

When I sold you that truck I had no idea it would create such a monster project!

Your wife must be really pissed at me for that.

BTW, love what you've done with the rack and roof tent. Let me know which shop you used because I need to replace the D110 cargo basket with a better rack suitable for a roof tent or other gear.
Truck Shop on Miramar. I am not sure if you dealt with James or not but good guy and they produce nice products.

You sold me a perfectly fine truck. I just can't leave well enough alone - like having mechanical terets and the wife is pissed off at the money on spend on the truck not you. I could let her know that you put me up to all of the modifications but she wouldn't believe you.
The truck is at Premier as the tranny was leeking but the output shaft on the tranny was chewed. So I bought the R380 Rebuild kit from RDS and the output shaft from Rovah farm about $675 in parts and Mark at George's garage did the rebuild on it for $700. So hee hee I now have a rebuilt R380 for $1375. If you need a tranny rebuilt he is your guy.
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