- Mar 28, 2003
- Over here
I just finished making my new homade ghetto fabulous roof rack. Actually its pretty decent looking. I stole Archie's idea of using conduit. It worked out pretty good. I bent the pipes and then drilled holes in the other ones and bolted it together. Its pretty stong too. I can stand in any spot and it can support me (160lbs). I used Yakima raingutter mounts to fasten it to my roof and so far so good. I am going to add 4 more mounts for extra strength though. (i've only got 4 right now) But all in all, it was pretty easy and with the other mounts i dont have yet, total cost should be around $120. Not bad for a 84"x44"x8" rack. turned out a little bigger then I thought it would be, but I think it looks pretty good, and with lights and a spare tire, it should be pretty niffty. We'll see how it holds up.