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I was looking for a roof rack for my truck. The last couple years we've taken vacations to areas off the beaten path. Each year seems to get a little further "off the path". So each year I end up adding things to the rig and expo camper to make it more enjoyable, especially for the wife. Storage is always an issue, and a rack would help. After looking at the prices, and not finding anything that was big enough, I decided to try to make one myself. I got it mounted on the roof today. I think it weighs about 30 pounds.


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look good, what material did you use?

is your truck flat black or semi-gloss?
 

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The truck is coated with Al's Liner. It's basically a matte black

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The rack is mostly conduit.

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Nice job, that is a very nice looking roof rack.

So you welded up a bunch of 1/2" conduit, including the right angle pieces for the corners, right? How did you attach it to the truck?
 

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It has four legs, I welded a nut in the end of the conduit leg and bolted it up through from the inside.

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Yea, 52" flood/spot combo on the front, two smaller floods on each side and 2 or three small floods on the back with a switch and tied in to the reverse lights.

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Dang man, thats a good looking truck.
Did you put any type of teflon washer or belting in between legs and roof top?
 

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I sealed between the rack and roof with a high quality clear sealant and let it cure before final tightening. No leaks so far.
 

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If you put the lights on the front of the rack would that not put lots of light on the hood?

Even if the hood is the flat black would there not be a lot of light coming back at you while you drive?
 

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LED light bars on the front of roof racks is a common practice. In fact, above the windshield is the only place i ever see large light bars installed. Having said that, I have never had an LED lightbar over my windshield, so I can't speak from personal experience, but I will let you know.
 
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