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slyttleton



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United States 1986 Defender 110 200 Tdi SW Santorini Black
Rails for Roof Rack - Prototype

I'm working on a rail addition to the roof rack for added function and a bit of throwback look. Still in process getting the bends correct and the brackets aligned. Will be powder coated black when finished.

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LandRoverAnorak



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Interesting idea. Show us a bit more detail, please. Darren

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AndrewS



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I made rack rails for the frontrunner I had on my disco 4


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 130's have feeling's as well you know Smile

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slyttleton



Member Since: 21 Oct 2017
Location: Cypress, Texas
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United States 1986 Defender 110 200 Tdi SW Santorini Black

Finished the rails. I'm happy with how strong they are and that the powder coating matches well with the rack.

I used a Shapeoko CNC to design and mill the brackets out of 3/4" aluminum bar. The rails are 3/4" aluminum tube about .25" thick. Only real difficulty was getting the curves right on the brackets and the front tube. Lots of scrap from failed attempts.

Given the funky cut-out on the rack in the back for the antenna I didn't take them around the back. Still thinking about that.

Thanks,



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Post #868872 21st Nov 2020 9:28pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

The brackets are very nicely done. My initial thought is that you might need more of them to support the tube if you plan on lashing anything to it, as it seems like quite long spans. Darren

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