I was wondering if anyone knew if it were possible to buy a roof mounted bike / surf board rack on an air cooled bug? Thule makes a roof mount system that uses the gutters of the vehicle, but according to their website, it is for 1972 buses. Is there a difference in the gutter sizes for buses and bugs? The only thing I can think of is the mount needing to be attached by the doors. That does not give much front and back separation space between the two mounts on a bug. On the other hand, Yakima makes a kit where the rack can permanently be bolted to the car. That is looking like if I really want to get a roof mounted bike / surfboard carrier, the Yakima is my better choice. I really don't want to drill holes in my roof though. What do you guys think? If I do drill the holes, it looks like two on each "foot", how hard are they to fill if some day down the road I decide I don't want the rack on there any more? Even worse, if I drill holes, I am going to have to fix my headliner. I want a roof rack, but I don't want my car looking ghetto. Especially since I have spent all of this time restoring her.
72 Super Beetle