Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by graham1 » 28 Mar 2017 10:36

David M wrote: Any chance of a photo or 2 of what he has done/is doing?
Im going to be seeing him this weekend, I'll get some photos of everything then and post them up :thumbup:

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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by Carel » 28 Mar 2017 11:53

I built my roofrack out of 25 x 25 x 3 aluminium tubing. Bending was done by AM Tubebending (in Bredell) and they also do welding but my welding was done by my Nephew
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Ek het die fout gemaak en die ding gaan staan en verf met 'n verkeerde onderlaag.
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by David M » 28 Mar 2017 12:18

:thumbup:
graham1 wrote:
David M wrote: Any chance of a photo or 2 of what he has done/is doing?
Im going to be seeing him this weekend, I'll get some photos of everything then and post them up :thumbup:
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by David M » 28 Mar 2017 12:21

Carel wrote:I built my roofrack out of 25 x 25 x 3 aluminium tubing. Bending was done by AM Tubebending (in Bredell) and they also do welding but my welding was done by my Nephew
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Ek het die fout gemaak en die ding gaan staan en verf met 'n verkeerde onderlaag.
This design is so simple yet so effective...... Well done..... Is the mesh aluminium as well?
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by Michael » 28 Mar 2017 13:11

I think it an Aluminium roof rack is the wiser choice to make as apparently the maximum weight you can load onto the Patrol's roof is 100kg and this includes the weight of the roof rack.

Now I do think that it is capable of carrying more and I think I easily double this on our trips, but I am not sure if this limit is because of possible structural damage or road handling? Either way I guess it makes sense to have the roof rack as light as possible.
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by hugejp » 28 Mar 2017 13:27

X2

Agree totally with Michael.
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by Peter Connan » 28 Mar 2017 13:36

Whatever you do, make sure you spend sufficient time and thought to the feet. They are by far the most critical part of the rack.

I have seen roof rack feet collapse on a couple of occasions. If you can stand the extra cost, look at how Hannibal do theirs.
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by Carel » 28 Mar 2017 16:30

David, it is galvinised mesh that I used.
Michael, on our trip to Angola I had 4 jerry cans full of petrol and 50l of water plus spares especially driving towards and through the "Doodsakker". So that was close to 200kg on the roof.
The feet (6 off) are made out of 6 x 75mm mild steel bolted to the aluminium frame with 2 x m8 bolts each
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by David M » 28 Mar 2017 16:57

Peter Connan wrote:Whatever you do, make sure you spend sufficient time and thought to the feet. They are by far the most critical part of the rack.

I have seen roof rack feet collapse on a couple of occasions. If you can stand the extra cost, look at how Hannibal do theirs.
That is the plan but for the Patrol will need a slight bend in the front......

I have been to various manufacturers premises this week and without fail been told that the couple of things I want different I can not have..... The take it the way we do it or leave it mentality..... And they ain't cheap......... Reckon I can do it for a third to half the price and have exactly what I want..........
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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Post by David M » 28 Mar 2017 16:58

Carel wrote:David, it is galvinised mesh that I used.
Michael, on our trip to Angola I had 4 jerry cans full of petrol and 50l of water plus spares especially driving towards and through the "Doodsakker". So that was close to 200kg on the roof.
The feet (6 off) are made out of 6 x 75mm mild steel bolted to the aluminium frame with 2 x m8 bolts each
Does anyone know if aluminium mesh is available??????
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