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    Posted: 14 Jan 09 at 18:06
I know it's been discussed many times, but can't find the thread.

I'm looking for a roof rack, either half or rear quarter. I don't mind drilling into the roof as it's a fiberglass hi-top. Old skool would be best but willing to see what's out there.

Any suggestions?
I'm not exactly what you'd call "handy with a welder" so fabrication is out of the question, unless you can make me one nice and cheap!!!???
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Hi, I have a roof rack (stored in the bike rack) from Germany that fits over the high roof and fixes to the gutters. Its a set of two,  so you could space them out to any size that you need.  A good place to look for one would be at http://ww.ebay.de (German Ebay) loads of LT bits for sale there.  If I get the chance at the weekend I'll post a photo on here, of my roof rack.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote danhaines Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 09 at 00:37
great, that would be very handy!

I must say, that bike rack is rather impressive.
I've got a Dave Cooper MX rack on mine but yours p*sses all over that.
i'm slightly jealous!
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I'm after a rack too - missed a beauity on ebay cos I was too tight Confused

Think I'm gonna buy some box steel and get the mig out when it stops raining - maybe I should make a few!

I have a MX bike now and want a rack on the back too - was thinking just a large gutter pertruding across the back, on box section that's bolted/welded onto the chassey rails - how do the "propper ones" fit?

think the postage from germany for a rack would be serious $$$




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Check out Dave Cooper Racks.
They fit straight onto your towbar mounting and are easily taken on and off.
I think they're the grand total of £75 delivered!!!!

It holds my KXF250 no problem at all.
Money well spent i'd say.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 09 at 17:55
is yours a high top? i've got a half length rack for a low top
 
 
kinda handy and has that 'retro' feel to it cause its a wooden slatted one!


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Damn that's exactly what i'm after but i've got a high top.
can it be modified?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 09 at 18:23

errm i dunno - i imagine if you chopped the struts and welded an extra section into each to make them longer then it'd go over it... not sure?

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oh and get a ladder too!!! :p
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already got the ladder!
I'm on the lookout for one of these now. if you ever consider selling yours then let me know.
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The roof rack that I have,  wouldn't cost much to be posted from Germany. I jumped on a plane to Germany and bought my van from there,  it was then driven back for the cost of £195 in diesel, flights (for two) was only £20, hotel £40, ferry £55. Total for the whole trip for two was only £500 (satnav set to miss all toll roads). Why not take trip over to Germany as a break and then you could pick up anything thats needed for our van.     
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 09 at 23:11
would it not be easier to get something like one for the newer shape LT's and mod that?
 
it can't be THAT different, surely?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 09 at 00:42

just found this on gumtree

http://www.gumtree.com/london/97/32819597.html
i dunno if its an old shape or new shape or what, but it says its a high top and says its got a roof rack, may be worth enquiring at least???
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cool. I've sent a message Thumbs Up
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i think its for the newer one...
 
though in theory it should be adaptable - it mounts to the gutters by the looks of things.
 
the high tops on the newer LT's are slighlty less high than the high tops on the older ones though - so the arms may also need lengthening.
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FYI. i phoned the bloke from gumtree and he's flogging that L reg lt35 for 100 quid! He sounded desperate so i reckon 50 quid takes it! engine's blown though
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too far for me to justify bringing it back with an A-frame unless someone wants to go halves :lol:

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who was after a MX bike rack?
http://www.davecooper.co.uk/bike_racks.htm
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Now thats a roof rack!!!!!!!!!!!!
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