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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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roof rack on the bed cover

I'm not saying I want to do this but just curious... has anyone put a roof rack or something similar on the bed cover of an SSR. If so, are there any pics??
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I'm not saying I want to do this but just curious... has anyone put a roof rack or something similar on the bed cover of an SSR. If so, are there any pics??
Dan @Wk Trk from Roswell Georgia did an OUTSTANDING JOB of putting a luggage rack on his bed cover.

OMG it's beautiful!!

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Rogerdoger has a luggage rack on the bed of his SSR.
Check with him on how he uses it.


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Thanks for the kind words @CruDawg . Here are pics.
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Hmmmm

The luggage rack thing is something I never thought of. It may actually go with my woody theme. As in woody wagon. There are some pretty nice racks on the modern suv's. Have to ponder on that one awhile.
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Be harder to reach things in the bed from the side, but that's only an issue for us short guys.
Unless they were actually on the lid.

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I have an extra cover that I have thought about it. I haven't been able to bring myself to get the drill out.

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The struts would have to be adjusted to handle the weight of the rack. Also, would need to unload anything in order to get into the bed. Things to think about first.


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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 08:00 PM
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My side rails are on the lid but are not drilled in. I had the void filled, different fasteners to look like it is fastened on and secured with 3M tape. For looks only. They are light enough that the lid usually opens completely. Most of you folks probably know that the lid is not flat. There is a slight bow to it. My side rails were straight so I had to bend them slightly to sit correctly.
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Ya know the 3m tape thing was the first thought. Not sure if I'd like it on there and if it was taped it would be easier to go back stock. Thing is I'd never put freight on there anyway. Be surprised if I ever do one though.
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I use the super heavy duty 3M tape for my spoiler. Tough stuff. That spoiler ain't goin' nowhere. But the spoiler has a huge base with lots of surface area for the tape. That said, if I used it for mounting side rails or roof rack, I probably wouldn't use the rails as a tie down point. The rails would stay put on their own, but the mounting surface area would be much less than the spoiler and the added stress of tie down points may cause the rails/rack to break loose.
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Mine is a removable rack, two straight bars that lock on to the mounts, mounts have small covers that kinda look like shark fins..those hide the mechanical connection when the bars are not installed. The P.O. installed it and yes drilled the bed cover... I have never really used it, but he carried a wave board on it
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A couple of photos , one shows the rack installed the other shows a better view... usually I just have the small covers over the bracket with the bars carried inside the bed just in case..
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My side rails are on the lid but are not drilled in. I had the void filled, different fasteners to look like it is fastened on and secured with 3M tape. For looks only. They are light enough that the lid usually opens completely. Most of you folks probably know that the lid is not flat. There is a slight bow to it. My side rails were straight so I had to bend them slightly to sit correctly.
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My rack is secured to the deck with waterproof, stainless steel rivets and rivet washers. Rails installed with 3m tape. Here is a closer view.
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My whole concern....... (( Hmmm...roof rack on the bed cover-2019-01-24-23-29-48-836261428.jpeg ))

about putting a rack on my decklid would be the extra load (weight) that it would mean for the lift effort of the bed struts.

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David, I doubt any of the racks/rails pictured would would have an impact on bed cover struts. Heck, I've got Mike's struts on mine and they still won't fully open the bed cover once released. But I gotta say, once it is open, those struts are stout. It's a two hander to get the lid closed.
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David, I doubt any of the racks/rails pictured would would have an impact on bed cover struts.
As long as there is no cargo tied to them.

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Heck, I've got Mike's struts on mine and they still won't fully open the bed cover once released.
That's strange, I wonder if you got the wrong struts for you hinge mounts. It should open the lid further than the OEM struts, but of course not all the way up.

Often wrong...... but never in doubt.
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I have the enhanced struts on mine and, before the installation of the luggage rack, the deck lid would pop fully open. With the added weight, I am back to original factory standard; i.e., the deck opens about a half an inch. But with a two finger tap to the back of the rack, it moves to full open. And now it requires a lot less muscle to close it!
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I love the idea

I find it interesting that Bluestreak can circumnavigate the 48 and include Canada with only his cargo area to sustain his cargo
On the other hand, I can't drive 100 miles to the Penticton Beach Cruise from Kamloops for a Gilligan's Island 3 day cruise without my cargo compartment being stuffed

I am a bad packer!

As far as the racks - my stunning 70 Vette had an optional rack - I don't see why that can't work on our SSR
It is a space that can be put to use - also chrome or stainless racks are nice looking, but they do require maintenance

As far as lifting the lid, I do not see that being an issue - a minimal weight increase
So many classic vehicles have luggage racks - Morgans Vettes etc

With the Vette, I would have to remove the luggage to do a gas fill - HaHa!


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