[tcb] Re: roof rack

I will try to snap some tomorrow. I think I figured out a way to raise it a bit 
without doing any harm to the rack. Looks to nice to hack up.

Alma Jo
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: w.wood 
  To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 6:27 PM
  Subject: [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 
      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®


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      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 
        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 
          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 
                    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




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                                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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