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Old 07-19-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

All aluminum rear upright.
All aluminum front bar. (well, plus the two suction cups)
Stainless hardware.
Brake formed C channel, fully tig welded.

Tested at 130km/h on the Highway with both Kayaks mounted.

Cannot even tell it is there.

What do ya think?
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

Is the front mount bending the roof?
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

Nope. The cups mount out just far enough that the strength in the bend of the roof keeps it from denting the top.
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

looks sweet. very Nice
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:20 AM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

LOL

Great setup!
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:30 AM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

I think it looks great. Nice and beneficial customization.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

Neat set-up!
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

Thanks guys!

I did have to put a mount on the top front of each kayak to run the straps through. I was originally running them through the carrying handles, but didnt want to rely totally on that to keep them on..

Both kayaks do fit in the bed either with the tailgate up and tonneau off, or tailgate down tonneau on. Usually we just toss them in the back if we are paddling close to home, or from the campsite to the river/lake. The main reason for the rack was to be able to use the bed for gear and still haul the boats.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Custom Ranger Kayak Rack

cool deal
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