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Old 06-30-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone built their own basket i want to build my own and some dimentions would be nice thanks
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depends, by basket do you mean basket basket? or roof rack?




mine is 6'2"x4'2"x8"
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yeah basket
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i got display rack (can be had for like $10-$20 a sheet online)

they are 1/4" bars in a 2"x2" grid. cut and welded how i wanted. i used a full sheet on the bottom which gave me my dimensions. then i useda second rack to make the sides. I got 1.5"x2" box and welded it length wise along the bottom (3 different box tubing segments) then i took some 2" angle and welded it on for light mounts and bike mounts.

All of that is welded to 2 thule load bars.

Supports over 600 lbs while driving i have had 1000 lbs in with no issues(and then took it down becuase it was to top heavy).

I use it for just about everything

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Thanks i was going to build mine out of som spare aluminum that i have laying around to try and keep the weight down ill try and post some pitures when im done thanks for the dimentions
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i got display rack (can be had for like $10-$20 a sheet online)

they are 1/4" bars in a 2"x2" grid. cut and welded how i wanted. i used a full sheet on the bottom which gave me my dimensions. then i useda second rack to make the sides. I got 1.5"x2" box and welded it length wise along the bottom (3 different box tubing segments) then i took some 2" angle and welded it on for light mounts and bike mounts.

All of that is welded to 2 thule load bars.

Supports over 600 lbs while driving i have had 1000 lbs in with no issues(and then took it down becuase it was to top heavy).

I use it for just about everything

Wow! I gotta say, I wouldn't be following you too closely.
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what did you use to mount it the existing rack
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