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    Default DIY Prado Roofrack

    I thought I'd post these pictures of my DIY roofrack for the Prado 120 series so that someone else can also save R2500 for the Thule racks.

    These are two 25x25 square tubings with angle iron on the sides welded on. Inside the existing aluminium tubing on the roof, slide a piece of flatbar in with two M6 bolts welded on. Attach top rails when needed, otherwise remove.
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    Looking nice Heinri.
    Have you loaded anything on it yet? Is the square tubing that you used steel or Alu?
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    No I haven't had a chance yet, but will shortly. Its all steel construction. Its really strong, I tried to rip it off the rails with my hands and couldn't move it. It will definitely carry the 70kg which is what the roof rails are rated at. I can also move them closer together and fit my jerry cans on top if I need to.

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    My rails doesnt have those "tracks" where your bolts is comming out. I was also thinking of a DIY roofrack.

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    Default Prado Roofrack

    Heinri,
    Thank you for sharing. This is exactly what I was wanting to do.
    Will be making mine soon. We are planning a trip to Northern Namibia in October need some extra space.
    LeonC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Skim View Post
    My rails doesnt have those "tracks" where your bolts is comming out. I was also thinking of a DIY roofrack.
    Thats not tracks. Its a reflection of the square tubing. If you look at the other pics its the same rails as mine with no tracks.




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    Great idea Heinri! I'm busy working on a DIY load bar idea for the fortuner but unfortunately my rails do not have those inside slots. If there is anyone that's done something similar please post pics or you idea! I'm only looking to carry max 30kg every once in a while.

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    Thanks for the info, this is exactly what I wanted to do for my Prado 120, but did not think of welding the bolts onto the flat bar.

    Nice.... easy and solid..

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    I have to apologize.

    I made a mistake. There is a track in the rail!Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice! Ek soek al lank 'n oplossing en hier kom hy op die forum verby. Slim Plan!
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    Default Re: DIY Prado Roofrack

    " Inside the existing aluminium tubing on the roof, slide a piece of flatbar in with two M6 bolts welded on"

    How do you slide this flatbar in? Do you remove the black housing on the end of the rail? And if so how do they come off?
    Shorty...........aka Renier

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