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Re: roof rack

Postby mushroom_curry » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:12 pm

The roof rack really would help break up that long lookin' roof.

For me it's a matter of colour. Your car being that dark colour, looks great without a rack.

If it was silver, also fine without a rack. But the red posted above is dying for one.
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Re: roof rack

Postby tripwalking » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:11 pm

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Re: roof rack

Postby Dreamstate » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:59 pm

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Re: roof rack

Postby tripwalking » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:41 pm

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Postby professor science » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:45 pm

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Postby Maraschino Larry » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:49 pm

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Re: roof rack

Postby mushroom_curry » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:12 am

That looks awesome DW.

Do you want to borrow my basket since it's quite similar in ways? Might help!
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Re: roof rack

Postby tripwalking » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:48 am

We should be ok, thanks Raj. Just have to decide what night to do it, and make sure materials are kicking around. I think we'll just eyeball it :)
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Postby tripwalking » Fri May 13, 2011 12:44 pm

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1" od... Elbows should be here today too. Why am I second guessing the 1" now- hope it doesn't look too fat.
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Re: roof rack

Postby mushroom_curry » Tue May 17, 2011 5:10 pm

I wouldn't second that decision.

Only because the Passat is a heavier car in terms of it's presence, and having an accessory mounted up top with dinky tubing would be a bad match.
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Postby tripwalking » Tue May 17, 2011 8:19 pm

That was my thought too... I have the stainless elbows now so I should be able to mock it up. Been thinking of some different designs... Want to be able to throw skis on in the winter, and maybe the retro Coleman cooler in the summer.
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Postby tripwalking » Tue May 17, 2011 8:20 pm

mushroom_curry wrote:I wouldn't second that decision.

Only because the Passat is a heavier car in terms of it's presence, and having an accessory mounted up top with dinky tubing would be a bad match.

Wait are you thinking the 1" will be too skinny?
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Re: roof rack

Postby mushroom_curry » Tue May 17, 2011 9:30 pm

Nopers. I think the 1" will be beefier looking and suit the car better. :)
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Postby tripwalking » Thu May 19, 2011 7:14 pm

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We're leaving Monday for ny... Still didn't have a rack built. I went with the cross bars I made a long time ago, and bolted them to the factory rails. The box sits about as tight as possible- less than 1/4" between the claws and the roof.
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Re: roof rack

Postby Dreamstate » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:37 pm

Looks like a nice snug fit, unlike factory bars :)
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Re: roof rack

Postby Maraschino Larry » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:54 pm

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Re: roof rack

Postby tripwalking » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:46 pm

It's our 'rental' box... we borrow it when we go on trips from a friend.

IT'S SO TIGHT
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Re: roof rack

Postby mushroom_curry » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:31 pm

So tight. Yum.
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