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Old 01-12-2015, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hi, today I almost finished my roof rack. I made it out of 1" and 2" stainless steel tube and I wanted some opinions or advice about it, should i try to clean it and just leave the brushed finish or put some duplicolor bedliner, any input is appreciated!

















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That looks cool, I think it would look good with black Bedliner as you have lots of black accents already and it would add to it, but it also looks good as is as it flows with your bed rails!!!!!
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Looks good as is, but I am curious, are you going to add any kind of bottom to the rack or use the roof as the floor of the rack ?
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Looks good as is, but I am curious, are you going to add any kind of bottom to the rack or use the roof as the floor of the rack ?
I'm thinking about adding 3 tubes 3/4" longways and maybe put over a mesh, I won't be really using it as a roof rack, it was more about practicing TIG welding, the looks and for adding a LED light bar without drilling into the roof
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The bottom bars would be more practice. Then it would be more functional if you needed it. I vote for a polish and clear or flat black. Make sure you weld your tabs for the LED lights before you do any more welding though. Looks pretty good.
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Some black paint/powdercoat and it'll be superb!

Very nice work.

From looking at that though I would be cautious on how much weight you put up there.
I did this - http://www.tiregate.com/atr-series/

I want to say it's rated for 200 lbs. They did say they had 2 guys standing up on it at ~400lbs, but of course that's parked.

The other thing is be careful offroad/jumping curbs, it looks like your clearance to the cab may be a bit tight, just don't want to have the bed and cab flex and the cab hit the roof rack.

Still though I am am impressed.

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Some black paint/powdercoat and it'll be superb!

Very nice work.

From looking at that though I would be cautious on how much weight you put up there.
I did this - http://www.tiregate.com/atr-series/

I want to say it's rated for 200 lbs. They did say they had 2 guys standing up on it at ~400lbs, but of course that's parked.

The other thing is be careful offroad/jumping curbs, it looks like your clearance to the cab may be a bit tight, just don't want to have the bed and cab flex and the cab hit the roof rack.

Still though I am am impressed.
That rack looks pretty good! And you are right I made the mistake of too small clearance between the rack and the cabin, I'll have to figure out what to do about it
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