Single cab roof rack/cargo basket, anyone done it?

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Well it's on! Bolts up nice and tight buuuut it's a bit of a "pimple on a pumpkin " for my liking ... needs to be 20mm lower, 50mm wider and come out over the screen another 50 to 100mm..
It's a bit ugly but it will do the trick for now. ..
Haven't done the 100kph freeway test yet!!!!
It may be coming off!
 

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You've done some good work on this project. I'd use it for a while as you'll probably get used to it so don't judge your creation too harshly.

The profile view makes your D22 look like it's got a toupee! :)

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Toupee lol true that, I got stared at today in town too!

It is growing on me, shame I didn't make it bigger though!
Well, the hard parts done, the roof mounts are there now so if I get tired of it I can look into a flat alloy one...
 
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Good stuff. It looks fine.
Yeahhhh but nah ;) we'll call this one, mk.1 .. it does the trick for now, but if I get the chance I'll look at a bigger basket made from alloy... one day, maybe! If I win the lotto eh !

The tourney/tray canvas is more important and the next project to do!
I think once the tarp is done in a dark charcoal and it has a new black solar panel replacing the shitty old white one, the roof rack will look more "in place" and not like a toupee ;)

Time is the killer on these projects eh $$ you wouldn't do this if you had to pay for labour @$80+PH!
There'd be 2 to 3 days labour in this thing lol anyway, it's done now.... I still have all the templates if anyone needs them! That's what's kills the time on the first one eh working out the angles of the dangles...

Rack $65
20mm SHS $30
×2/ 200mmx700mm x 2mm sheet $ 15
Folding $ 25
Rust treat, Spray/colour $ 60
Nuts and bolts $ 25
Cut/grind discs $ 15
Weld $ friends shop, a day in a weld shop using welders and grinders etc $$$$$=clean up shop!
Sicaflex $ 20
Adhesive $ 12
Adds up huh!
 

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Whenever we do bespoke projects like this it's learning experience. You can't expect to get it perfect on the first go. When I do things like this I use it for while to see what works and what doesn't then make improvements or do a new design and build another.

What you've built is probably 90% of what you planned.
 

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True that! MK 1 it is ;)

If I had to do it again it would take 1/4 the time, it's all a learning curve eh I can still get it to sit lower using what's there, it just means more fabricating and cutting of what materials I've used... Maybe after I get the tarp cover replaced :) maybe....
 

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