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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: roof rack Reply with quote

i bought a used roof rack and i didnt come with clamps, does anyone repop them? i couldnt find any in the classifieds
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A guy gave me a roof rack no clamps and I search pictures and made my own ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arent these the clamps you need? http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=780229

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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1052676
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the clamps that came on my rack. As you can see the bolts are attached to the rack itself.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Arent these the clamps you need? http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=780229

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These are the clamps that came on my rack. As you can see the bolts are attached to the rack itself.


these are the ones i need, the rack has the rings attached just not the clamps. i need to find the clamps
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: roof rack Reply with quote

VWheeler wrote:
i bought a used roof rack and i didnt come with clamps, does anyone repop them? i couldnt find any in the classifieds

i made mine, it didnt come with any so i took a piece of metal and bent the hook drilled a hole for the bolt and bolted them on after painting them the same color. 1 hr project.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How rugged are these racks anyway? I really like the look of them, but I suspect some are good, and some are junk.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How rugged are these racks anyway? I really like the look of them, but I suspect some are good, and some are junk.
The all metal ones like in that pic are tuff!!!!! the wood slat ones are good for most anything you would want to put on the roof of your bug,, and the bolt together wood slat ones that empi is selling now are just for looks Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWOA roof racks...the all metal ones take a bunch of abuse

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but dont pay much for one missing clamps if you plan on flipping it or showing the car.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had the same problem with a rack i picked up years ago. made one clamp with the other as a template and searched the classifieds daily until one nos clamp surfaced and i nabbed it. VERY pricy but correct clamp. patience...
the bolt is an eye bolt bent around the slat. easy to repop.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish there was a way to fit a bicycle fork mount to one of these. I'd rather not shell out $600 for a Yakima rack, and laying the bike down on the factory rack is not an option (bikes, like Bugs, can get really expensive ya know).
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roostalee wrote:
Wish there was a way to fit a bicycle fork mount to one of these. I'd rather not shell out $600 for a Yakima rack, and laying the bike down on the factory rack is not an option (bikes, like Bugs, can get really expensive ya know).
you can!! its not hard at all....
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