Hello! Been awhile since some updates with the build. So here it is. I've been re designing and building the second generation roof rack for chinook. After getting a feel for and the performance of the 1st roof rack.
So here is the new one. Its aluminum this time.
Vs chromed steel. So lighter and no worries for rust.
Is a basket vs a platform with a railing topping out at 5 " from the floor of the basket.
This one is 8'x 5'6" of usable space. And comes in at ~49lbs/ 50lbs
1st gen was 4'x 5'6" of usable space and weighed 42 lbs
No welds . I have a TiG. But no experience with Aluminum yet. And this is almost entirely made of 1/16" wall square tubing. With some ⅛" angle attached to certain zones for strength where it will need it.
Hopefully the pics can answer any questions yall have. But feel free to ask!
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