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Roof Rack?
« on: May 06, 2021, 11:31:14 AM »

Hi Folks,

Does anyone know if the roof rack in the picture can be bought off the shelf or do you think it is custom made?

Thanks,

Scott.
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 11:35:18 AM »

Never seen one before, Almost certainly a custom fabrication.  Looks good!
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 11:51:17 AM »

Interesting location for the CB aerial, can't be much ground plane on that?
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 12:09:28 PM »

Custom made ...  :cheers
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 12:40:51 PM »

Interesting location for the CB aerial, can't be much ground plane on that?

Better off on the rack surely!
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 01:16:10 PM »

Looks stainless steel.
Not a cheap thing to recreate and you'd need a good pipe bender too. Looks pretty good though and certainly unusual on a soft top vehicle. Wonder where the rear supports are fixed onto.

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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 02:53:08 PM »

Looks stainless steel.
Wonder where the rear supports are fixed onto.

Craig.

Looking closely, it looks as though there are supports that appear to rest on the rear hood stick, on top of the canvas.......
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 05:48:20 PM »

Looks good for a roof rack, I wouldn't put much trust in it for a roll cage with those front mounts.
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2021, 03:40:38 AM »

Interesting location for the CB aerial, can't be much ground plane on that?

I don't think that antenna works with much range there, there is little ground plane.

I would put it on
 this structure, which is on the windshield, in the center, fixed on the structure.
Ensuring a good ground connection.

More to the cent, the better.
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Re: Roof Rack?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2021, 07:24:47 AM »

Picture from the other side.

Disregard the lack of a good ground plane on his/her CB aerial, the Bridgestone sticker isn’t on straight!! 😱
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