Where to buy roof rack railing bits?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Withnail, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. I've got a vintage trailer which I want to make a lid for and put some rail round simular to that on often found on Westfalia Essen trailers or bay roof racks. Anyone know where you can get the bits to make this stuff up?

    I can only find stainless railing systems for yachts, which come with yacht level prices, and I think the roof rack ones are usually aluminium.

    Cheers

    Dan

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  2. Might have to make something up from a similar rack - there's one on ebay at the moment might be suitable - item No: 293112359584

    And: 352686610064
     
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  4. Yeah I may have to go down the road of butchering and modifying something, or just making it up from tube, but I'd rather use some proper bits if I can find them.
     
  5. Try curtain pole brackets. Come in various sizes and shapes from 15mm tubing upwards.
     
  6. Let me know if you’re just a few bits short as I’ve got just a few bits from when I had a three rail rack and shortened it to a two rail, might also have some other bits and bobs too, but try and get the bulk of it first.

    Ozziedog,,,,,,, my garage must be on the other side of certain someone’s fence ;)
     
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  7. Limebug Sell them i think.
     
  8. Most of them don't fit my really specific picture of what I need it to look like though. The ebay job above did, but miles away.

    I've ordered some aluminium tube now and I'm gonna have a stab at making what I need up from scratch from a couple of different sizes of tube, and a complex arrangement of threaded rod, captive nuts, and washers.

    It might be a disaster, but it works in my head!
     

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