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Homemade Roof Rack clamps
The stock clamps that came with my door rack sucked. So I decided to make some from scratch.

- parts list -

-  section of tubing (diameter may differ)
-  (6) 1/4" x 3" bolts
-  nuts,  washers and lock washers

I first took measurements to find out how long I wanted to make the clamps. Cut the tube to length and then cut that piece of tube lengthwise to make two pieces . . . . .  Total of 3 sections of tube = 6 half pieces.

Drilled a single hole in each half piece to allow the bolt to go through.

Put the bolt in the hole and welded the head of the bolt.

I did grind down the head to smooth it over.

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  • Last Edit: Monday, Nov 07, 2016, 04:24 PM by norzuki
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Once you have made the clamps. . . .  All you need to do is figure out the placement and drill holes 
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Some pics of it installed temporarily 
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