[tcb] Re: roof rack

any pics available of what it looks like now?


On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  They are both original racks. The one I just got sits to low. Even now
> after I drew the legs in a bit. It almost hit the roof of the bus, so I need
> it up about an inch to come up to the same height as the other one.
>
> Alma Jo
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* whocanduncan1@xxxxxxxxx
> *To:* TCB <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 02, 2011 1:43 PM
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: roof rack
>
> Would it make more sense to adapt the front to sit up higher?
>
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry®
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Alma Jo Barrera" <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sender: *tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Date: *Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:41:54 -0600
> *To: *<tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *ReplyTo: *tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject: *[tcb] Re: roof rack
>
> It worked...I guess.... It does not sit at the same height as the other
> one. Guess I need to get the saw zaw out and do some modifying to it.
>
> I want it to sit at the same height as the front rack. I am going to be
> attaching a awning to them.
>
> I just hate to cut an original rack. Does anyone one have one that is
> not in the greatest shape. Broken legs are OK.
>
> Alma Jo
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:30 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [tcb] Re: roof rack
>
> straps are on, but had to stop. Had a play date with the grandson. took him
> to the zoo.
>
> Getting ready to go outside for round 2 with the rack.
>
> Alma Jo
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 01, 2011 4:06 PM
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: roof rack
>
>     Oh c'mon. Did it work or what? I am really curious.
>
> --- On *Tue, 3/1/11, Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 10:38 AM
>
>  Just got some ratchet straps on it to do that.....Great minds think
> alike.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* kelly dosch <http://mc/compose?to=kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <http://mc/compose?to=tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:24 AM
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: roof rack
>
>     Try this if you can- tie a rope or clothesline from one leg to the
> other across the bus, so that you have 3 ropes, each going across from one
> leg of the rack to the other.
>   Then, using some sort of rods or dowels, slowly twist each rope like a
> tourniquet, pulling the legs closer together little by little, until it bows
> up in the middle and fits in the drip rails.
>   Try to go evenly, just a few turns on each rope, and watch/listen closely
> for any signs heavy stress.
>
>
> --- On *Tue, 3/1/11, Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:01 AM
>
>  I had seen that, but the way I read it is that it should fit a bay if it
> is made for a bay or a split.
>
> The rack that I have is on one side in the drip rail and the other side is
> out about an inch. It also seems to hit the roof. It is a 1/2 rack, has 3
> legs on each side.
>
> I am wondering if maybe it had heavy stuff on it and it stretched.
>
> It is in amazing condition. The clamps still has the rubber coating, the
> metal is still bright, it has the plugs at the ends of the open pipes, It
> has the blue decal with the part number.
>
> So it was not used much. It came out of the rafters in a barn in Waco.
>
> Alma Jo
>
>
>  *From:* Shakey Spudman
> *Sent:* Monday, February 28, 2011 8:31 PM
> *To:* tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: roof rack
>
> mabey you should check this site first. try this thread.
>
>
> http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=278482&highlight=roof+rack+bay+split
>
> shakey
>
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Mark Jenkins <marktts88@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>  Yes foot to foot
>
>
> On Feb 28, 2011, at 7:45 PM, "Alma Jo Barrera" <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
>    Is that drip rail to drip rail/ foot to foot?
>
> Alma
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Mark Jenkins
> *To:* tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Monday, February 28, 2011 5:13 PM
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: roof rack
>
>  I put a tape on my split rack it's 55 inch wide
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* TCB <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Mon, February 28, 2011 3:24:26 PM
> *Subject:* [tcb] roof rack
>
> OK. went and picked up an all metal bus roof rack today.
>
> Thought I would use it on my Bay.....well it is too wide.
>
> Are splities wider than bays on the roof?
>
>
>
> Alma Jo (AJ)
>
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