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Sven
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here are pics of my home made roof rack:
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3mm steel 30x30 square tubing for outside frame, 20X50 tubing for platform, front runner mounts.
i had the corners bent for a place close to zwartkops raceway, cant remember the name.
the whole roof rack weighs quite a bit (about 35kg) but it is really really strong, ive overloaded the roof quite a bit before and its held out really well. i have the alluminium clips hook and rails to tie down all the good.
on future overlanding trips i will keep the weight as low on the roof as possible.


i really didnt have much welding experience before the roofrack but if you dont try then you will never know, the end result is so much more the just a roofrack, its a personal art and a real experience.

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Sven, it looks great! A job well done.


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Sven,

Well done on a very neat project!!! I do like the size of the rack as it is not to big.

Maybe the current manufacturers have to look out for you..... :lol: :lol:
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Nice, very nice job
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Don't worry about the weight issue Sven :wink: :)

A Steel Roof rack has a FAR greater load carrying capacity than an Aluminium one :D

Also benefits from greater rigidity and longevity :D

PLUS - Lord forbid - will give you an unmistakable Audible Warning before failing (unlike the Ali version) :roll:

NICE JOB, NICE THREAD

Thanks Sven :D

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A solid piece of equipment you have there Sven, nice work. :D
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Was it easy to do the bends?
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It turned out very nice Sven :thumbup: Particularly since you say you've had little welding experience! :clap: (3mm wall is a lot more forgiving than 1.2mm, but also a lot stronger). A neat finish and a job to be proud of, Well done! :wink:
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Looking real good :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Sven wrote:
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:32 pm
here are pics of my home made roof rack:
specs:

3mm steel 30x30 square tubing for outside frame, 20X50 tubing for platform, front runner mounts.
i had the corners bent for a place close to zwartkops raceway, cant remember the name.
the whole roof rack weighs quite a bit (about 35kg) but it is really really strong, ive overloaded the roof quite a bit before and its held out really well. i have the alluminium clips hook and rails to tie down all the good.
on future overlanding trips i will keep the weight as low on the roof as possible.


i really didnt have much welding experience before the roofrack but if you dont try then you will never know, the end result is so much more the just a roofrack, its a personal art and a real experience.

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Ek wil een op my SFA bou , waar het jy die brackets gekry?
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