Look carefully at the rack floor on Landpimp's picture below:
You will notice the adjustable mounting eyes that are a really neat feature. Each floor panel has 2 slots running front to back the full length of the rack floor. You can use the Outback accessories or anything you want. I have my CO2 tank attached up there with 6 bolts. The rails have bigger slots for larger bolts. As you can see from the pics, the rack is very versatile.
I have also carried bikes using a Yakima bar attached to the Yakima universal mounting pads (the ones that hook to vehicles w/o gutters.) The pads will clamp to the floor of the rack.
I have not found the same metric square nuts with the "pointy" corners but 3/8" (IIRC) hex nuts also fit in the slots. I found some std square nuts but they were a little too big.Landpimp said:have you found the nuts anyplace besides Slee?
like to see a pic of the tank mounted on the rack.....please
Beowulf said:I promised a couple of pics for Landpimp. Here are 2 with the tank mounted. Fortunately, the holes in the tank bracket lined up perfectly with the slots in the AO rails so no drilling was needed.
Here are a couple of the AO rack loaded with Action Packer, water jugs, shovel mount, and Hi-Lift mount done a little differently than pimp's.
I bought some SS standard hex nuts and bolts at Lowes. I can't recall the exact size but I think it was 3/8". They work but the square nuts with the pointy edges would be better. Let me know if you find a source. My Lowes had a few sizes of square nuts but not the correct size.Landpimp said:so what did you use for the nuts? the Outback ones or something else?
3rd Cruiser said:Does anyone know what the laod capacity of the full-length African Outback rack is in pounds?
I'm currently using the Yakima Mega Warrior on the stock LC roof rack. Since it is limited to 150 lbs. you can't put too much on it. With it's own mounting system can the AO rack hold More?
I don't currently put too much up there but the stock rack capicity gets used up quickly: Mega warrior 45 lbs, Highlift 35 lbs, 5 gal gas 30lbs and you are at 110lbs already!
I'm toying with the idea of a roof-top tent in the future so that is why the interest in the AO capacity.
3rd Cruiser said:Landpimp,
Thanks for the info. That is some serious load carrying capability. I saw your write up about your slee sliders and AO roofrack additions. The rack looks great and that's what got me lusting after one of my own.
Question: Is the rack basically a permanent fixture or can it be removed without too much hassel? Garage clearance may be an issue. With the OME lift the stock roof rack rails clear the door by about 5".