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Roof Rack fabrication project

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I bet most people with other vehicles overload roof racks as well , have seen cars stacked high when I’ve been on holiday down to Cornwall they look like they’ve emptied the house.

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Well got most of it fabed up yesterday SAM_1356.thumb.JPG.38460a33f219f8dd58ae8984ad41a2f3.JPGSAM_1357.thumb.JPG.f1341ab6a0f68ea47fceb83994a57db6.JPGSAM_1358.thumb.JPG.88ebd89ada889daf8d9ab185466982d4.JPGSAM_1359.thumb.JPG.4a37a599c915af67d42f724d722197f3.JPGSAM_1360.thumb.JPG.f146b858fdc039dd53fa09c1bbe6cbee.JPG

then today tacked it all together and then welded it up .

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Just got a few welds underneath to do then clean them up . Then its on to the roof bars which will be bolt in , but the feet will be welded to the tubes did it like this so I can remove it on my own if needed . As for the weight I can comfortably pick that up on my own as I have done tonight as I needed to clear the workshop for tomorrow as the 110 is getting some new rear springs and some Koni shocks due to the other's being #### .

cheers Ian

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On 18/05/2018 at 5:04 PM, ianmayco68 said:

I bet most people with other vehicles overload roof racks as well , have seen cars stacked high when I’ve been on holiday down to Cornwall they look like they’ve emptied the house.

I'm sure they do.  Most other LR vehicles, like modern RRs and Discoverys, have a meagre limit of 55kg, but its becoming common to see overland (mis)prepared D3s and D4s well overladen.

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Neat jobs on all roof racks here. With regards to loading up the roof rack, I often see people putting the heaviest things at the highest point; spare wheel, hi jack and fuel/water cans. All things I would put as low in the car as possible and put light stuff higher up.

That's why Camel trophy cars used to roll over a lot. My 2p anyway.

 

Daan

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Cheers Daan, I quite agree I would always put the heaviest items lowest down as I would imagine it makes the vehicle more stable , put them up high and you make it top heavy and prone to rolling . 

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Cheers Ross , the idea is that I’ll make some plates and mount the light bar in the space at the front .

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