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#91 rally515

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

To be honest if i focus on my lessons & a roof rack only it shouldnt take much time/money to make + if i made one that we mutualy liked the plans of & you didnt like the out come its no trouble as id keep it for mine,sound good ? if so we can start blabing on about design specs.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Someone just posted a link to a decently priced rack on the works roof rack thread.

http://www.minimail....ed_products.jsp

Edited by rally515, 12 February 2013 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

dont like the style mate its got that sucker in the middle. i want mine to be the full lengh of the roof or near to it if we can get more on. get ya pencil out lets see what you got in mind?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

I will :lol: , Is it my photobucket account or does it always run slow & freeze if left on to long ?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

must be photobucket do you get it on here to you click on something and it doesnt loads up and then comes up error and then can not get back on here?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

I'll just ask you a few Q's first though:



1)Do you want it to curve across from side to side ? (matching the roof curve,if possible).
2)Shall the sides & front of the frame curve in like many i have seen ?
3)Are the wooden slats going to be made in two section front to rear or one piece lengths ?
4) What colour or finish do you want the frame in ?
5)How bulky do you want the frame i.e 1/2 inch tube ?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

No it jjust freezes my browser window so i open it seperate from tmf now just incase ;D

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

1 if you could curve the front bottom one and rear bottom one to the roof that would be great if not straight will do.
2 keep the sides straight and front and back bottom ones curved around the top straight
3 wooden slats will be long lengths front to back 2 inch gaps in between
4 will be white like my mini with beach wooden slats
5 what would you use round bar i would prefer but as light as you can get it.
6 eat a twix

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Sounds like it'll turn out quite well on looks.

Curved bar closest to the roof will be the hardest part of the whole this as i dont have a pipe bender big enough,but the curve is needed so il use are minis roof with some cardboard on the roof & tin foil to pretect the roof against heat as i'll use a blowtorch or similar to get the smooth constant bend needed.
The round bar will be best to use for a 60s style looking.



Also what mounts do you want ? normal roofbar type mounting area or maybe one at the back might look ok ? or suckers ?
Depends on what your carrying.

Mmmm twix

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

dont get ruining your mini roof. and yes thats it mate will look nice. i dont want suckers i preffer the clamps that go onto the roof gutter edge.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Ok sound pal, Just keep feeding me your ideas as im drawing now got 2 down already.
So just the traditional mounting areas (2 each side) need to know what your carrying also roughly ?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

i've been looking for a roof rack lets see your ideas

Edited by steven, 12 February 2013 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

Ok sound pal, Just keep feeding me your ideas as im drawing now got 2 down already.
So just the traditional mounting areas (2 each side) need to know what your carrying also roughly ?

will have suit case on top spare wheel jack bits and bobs petrol canister.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Just uploading now got a few photos i,ve found on the web that we may be able to use ideas from.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

i've been looking for a roof rack lets see your ideas


Glad to see you,ve join up two on here steve thats four people in total now :gimme:




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