Roofrack for a 60

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Any thoughts on the cheapest way to get some kind of roofrack on a HJ60?
It just needs to be functional, not pretty, ideally so people can
walk/sleep on it.
Any thoughts appreciated?
 
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I would it to be quite light as any weight up top is a) bad for centre of
gravity and b) reduces what you can carry on it.
I would be tempted to weld some bracketry on the roof and bolt and aluminium
rack onto that, keeping it as close to the roof as possible. Problem with
welding on the roof is the headlining etc inside.
For the materials I would be looking at the local scrap yards, and for the
welding talking to a couple of welders I work with.
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
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Any thoughts on the cheapest way to get some kind of roofrack on a HJ60?
It just needs to be functional, not pretty, ideally so people can
walk/sleep on it.
Any thoughts appreciated?

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I have bookmarked a thread on another forum where they made a roof rack
using the ladder ramps that are supplied for getting quads in and out
of trailers.
It looked a good cheap way of doing it without any specialist welding
skills.
Let me know if you are feeling adventurous and would like the link.
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1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Darrin,
If it's just for sleeping/walking (no load while in transit), I think
Dennis is right. A few cross-bars and 12mm thick plywood won't cost a
lot.
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'92 HDJ80
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Thanks Roman, but I suspect a spare wheel and some jerries will go up
there as well (sorry should have been more specific, but have only
just started planning it all out.
On 13 Jul 2006, at 22:40, Roman wrote:
 
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Thanks Julian, why not - always good to see some recycling happening...
On 13 Jul 2006, at 22:30, Julian Voelcker wrote:
 
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Hi Dennis,
I think we can safely say I won't be buying a new one ;-)
Though if my botched job falls apart, and I happen to see some other
intrepid travellers asleep in a rooftent, they may find themselves
waking up on top of a another vehicle.
I had thought about the cross bar side of things, but they seem to be quite expensive just for a pair. The answer of course if to get one
made in Africa, but kinda also defeats the purpose... ;-)
dj
On 13 Jul 2006, at 19:44, Dennis Lamminga wrote:
 
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Sssshhh! Don't tell anyone else ;-)
Many thanks for that, I'll see what price it goes for...
Kind regards,
Darrin
www.roamingyak.org
On 16 Jul 2006, at 14:19, Dennis Lamminga wrote:
 
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The 60 series he has listed looks good as well, no I am not tempted
(honest).
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
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Sssshhh! Don't tell anyone else ;-)
Many thanks for that, I'll see what price it goes for...
Kind regards,
Darrin
www.roamingyak.org
On 16 Jul 2006, at 14:19, Dennis Lamminga wrote:

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If anyone here is interested, a you can view the vehicle here:
http://tinyurl.com/lz7g7
(FYI - I've used http://tinyurl.com to shorten the URL to something more
suitable for posting).
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Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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