dods1600

Hello everyone,

I have a bit of a request from  everyone in the forum. I was woundering if thoughs of you who have roof racks on your beetles, would you mind taking close up pictures of the sections that connect the rack to the roof. I know that there is a piece that connects to the rain gutters but I can't seem to find any good pictures of how it works.

Thanks... you guys rock!

1600cc biggest most powerful engine for a stock beetle. Power house!:) Smokes the tires in first in the rain
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I am still considering a chrome roof rack with the wood slats and locking bolts. It's about $400 from American Motor Works.  I like the chrome look.  Still not sure how it will look on a Super.

 

Loren

Loren R. Knapp
In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."
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NoH2O
I've got one on my 74. I'll get you a picture tomorrow. It basically attaches by means of 2 brackets, one on either side, that lock onto the gutter. There is a wingnut and locking nut behind that on each side. It is all basically a matter of tension applied by tightening the wingnut down and then locking it in place with the next nut. I've got mine off currently, but can throw it on for a few pics. for you.

Steve
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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dods1600

Awsome Steve thank you very much

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68autobug

I'm looking at buying a pair of Roof Racks next week....

to fit a Beetle....

My Son has a pair on His 69 Baja Beetle.... and they are locked on with a key....

I hope the ones I am buying are the same.....

I want to be able to carry a long ladder now & then....

My Son has My Long step ladder at present....  I tried to pick it up with My Mitsubishi Lancer but its too long....

 

They need to be special sizes to go over the pitched roof of the Beetle...

 

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NoH2O
Alright, sorry it took so long to post. I'm one fender away from finishing the body work on the 74. The roof was just primered tonight so I couldn't show any pics. with it attached, but I took some of the basic mechanism that holds it on. I'll get you better pics with it on tomorrow.
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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NoH2O
I don't know where my pics. went, so here they are this time.
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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nipper552003

I don't have pictures yet of my clamps (similar if not the same as the pictures).  A little hint to protect your paint at the raingutter- use a thin piece of roofing rubber, or buckskin to pad the clamp before you tighten it down.  Keeps the paint from being trashed.

John Scribner

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dods1600
Thoughs are great pics of how it works. It's just some simple tension. Thank you
1600cc biggest most powerful engine for a stock beetle. Power house!:) Smokes the tires in first in the rain
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ICBM
dods! is that your monster beetle in the avatar!!??
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dods1600

ya all it took was a little duct tape...... oh and photoshop lol

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NYer_in_MI

I think that's one of my favorite avatars on here... that and the dancing Spider Man.

Daniel Mosher
Resident Cartoonist

www.allaircooled.com
www.superbeetles.com
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dods1600

lol thanks Daniel

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ICBM
haha, you had me fooled. would be funny to see one of those really driving around though.. anything is possible, right?
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