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  1. Roof rack building ideas...

    Exterior
    I got the 2010 Patriot and I'm brainstorming how to build a roof rack system with the existing side rails. I'm trying to resist buying a system since they are way over priced. Has anyone done this? What are the side rails made of? Aluminum or Steel? Can't find that info anywhere. I'm...
  2. Home Built Roof Rack

    Exterior
    I got the idea from bayer's thread and modified it to my liking. I started 3/4" coduit that I bought 4 10' sticks of conduit localy for $4.50 per stick. I didn't have a conduit bender so I rented one from the store for $8.00. I made two 90 degree bends on each piece. The bottom of the rack was...
  3. Home Brewed Safari Rack

    Exterior
    The Mopar, Yakima, and Thule baskets are all so expensive, so i decided to make my own. Materials used are 3/4' conduit, some flat stock and 16ga. sheet steel. Would have prefered aluminum but i have (dad has) a mig, so conduit was simpler. Almost 60 feet of conduit was used, for a total weight...
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