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#31 Stella87

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

Awesome job mate! I'm going to be making a roof rack for my A-Level Design project :P can't wait to get started..Going to incorporate a bike rack into mine though :)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

How many hours did that one take you to build? & is it all just soldered together?
Welding tube steel like that would definitely be more time consuming, so selling them would depend on how much you're prepared to 'charge' for your hourly rate while making them.
Also would you sell them bare steel for customers to coat themselves, painted or powdercoated?

#33 JonBetts

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

If Rob decides not to continue with these I have the facilities to bend/weld/paint steel tube so may well look into this, am a bit snowed under at present with developing other products buts its certainly something I would be happy to supply in the future. Only issue really is the mounting method, would need to come up with a nice design to clamp directly on the gutter as i dont have as supplier for the rubber feet.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

It took an afternoon to build it. Obviously with a lot messing about bending and recutting the pipe to get it looking right.
This roof rack could be used as a template so build time would be considerably reduced.
The design is not quite right in places but using soldered pipe fittings only allows for 90 degree joints ,so using steel pipe and welded joints would allow more flexability. Unfortunately my welding skills would not result in descent enough finish.
It seems to me if you (Jb fabrication)could make these for a sensible price there is certainly a demand for them.
I must say it is nice to get so many positive comments for my little project.

#35 Jakeclubby

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:38 AM

Awesome job mate! I'm going to be making a roof rack for my A-Level Design project :P can't wait to get started..Going to incorporate a bike rack into mine though :)

Aaahhhh i remember a levels wish i was back in my old product design class. ..... Last year lol

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

Rubber feet turned up today

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Need to work out how to secure it to gutter , did these two options but don't think they look good enough


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#37 PaddyShepherd

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:28 PM

Possibly use some threaded bar, with a bracket on each end that folds round the gutter at one end, and the rack at the other, then a nut on each end to keep it tight?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

I think the first gutter strap would look quite good when painted. Remember the roofrack was invented for function rather than form, so it doesnt have to be a piece of art. If it works its good.

How is the copper pipe holding up with weight on it ? I imagine it will start the buckle over time unless its just for show.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:25 AM

If you seal off all the tubing accept 2 outlets, then fill with an expanding foam, like Great Stuff, it will harden and give strength to the frame and also be super light still. Then fill the two,outlets.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

Be careful using copper tube. It work hardens and becomes brittle. You would not want to be behind that at 70 mph if it broke loose.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:45 PM

I was thinking of makeing one from copper as we loads of scrap copper and it wouldnt cost much.
But its a little too weak could strenghen it up but dat will add weight but never thought of the expanding foam

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Has anyone made one of these yet?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Got a welder for xmas
So ill try and source some tubeing and try it out when my wleding improves
But ill defo be makeinf one with wooden blanks goings across like the american lad on here with a sliver mini his roof rack is porn ;)

Edited by joeyfinneran, 28 January 2013 - 09:12 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

I have the week off from work at college, may have a go....

But If I do mine will be painted NPR so it is colour coded with the car ;)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:56 AM

Got a welder for xmas
So ill try and source some tubeing and try it out when my wleding improves
But ill defo be makeinf one with wooden blanks goings across like the american lad on here with a sliver mini his roof rack is porn ;)


Well you know how much you want to send one my way ;)




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