Roof rack mount cracked

maillet282 Mar 31, 2014

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roof rack repair or replace

  1. Glue it and pretend it didn't happen

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  2. find somebody on here that is selling and willing to ship

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  3. build my own custome rack

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  4. buy from the steelership

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  1. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    So Walked out to go on my lunch break today and noticed the rear most driver side roof rack mount looking odd. so jumped up on my rig and noticed this :


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    found a way around not being able to post pics

    so on my way to lunch I stopped in to my local Nissan Dealership and asked for a quote to see how much this is going to cost. Well they quoted me 450 CAD for the driver side rail ( part does not come seperate) [​IMG]

    so now I am thinking about options

    1. Glue and make everything all water tight like I never noticed it
    2. look here to find somebody selling/parting out their roof rack willing to shipp to Canada
    3. make my owne aftermarket rack *( first time welding something was 2 years ago)
    4. bite the bullet and buy the part from Nissan
     
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  2. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    Maybe you can find a Xterra at a Pull a part junk yard or someone can and send it to you.
     
  3. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    working on it. same with looking into people that are selling their racks after upgrading to a Gobi or something else
     
  4. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I have one of these in my back yard... If I can get it off the old bar its yours... just pay shipping
     
  5. Prime

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    Yeah. All that stuff just bolts apart. Should be able to replace the foot with no issue.
     
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    Oh, snap!

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  8. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Nice.

    on a side note, I am helping a buddy of mine install his snorkel on his 12 P4X this weekend. after that's all done, I might start tearing my roof rack appart waiting for that bad boy to get here. Thanks again for the help drbandkgb.

    once I will be topless I might mesure out the rivnut patern and start looking into the feasability of me building a custome rack. but to be honest, with the rescent news of my wife being pregnant and the possibility of us getting stationed across Canada I am not sure how far along this custome roof rack idea is going to get
     
  9. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    Congrats on the pregnant wife. I've never heard of that piece breaking I wounder if water got in there and froze or something.
     
  10. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    thanks,
    I think that's what happened, it's been a bitterly cold winter out here this year. had down to -54*C (-65.2F converted using Google ) with the wind chill one day and +2 the next. I am just glad that spring is coming and that it's starting to warm up. time to start getting the rig ready for wheeling, camping and scuba diving.
     
  11. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    So the bitterly cold winter broke the roof rack or made your wife end up pregnant!!!!
     
  12. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    both lol it was a contributing factor
     
  13. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    sitting here at work, I started thinking on what materials I could use to build a roof rack. ( for when I do have the $$$ I want to have a parts list and a set of plans) would 1 inch EMT Conduit ( the galvanized pipe used to route electrical wires work to make the baisic framework of the roof rack something similar to this quick drawing I made up

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    so everything you would see there would be made with this style of tubing. then to attach the roof rack to the truck, Iwould use something that is stronger/ structually sound

    would these pipes be too weak to acomplish this outer frame?
     

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