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roof rack on soft top

Post by needsy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:02 pm

Is it possible to have a roofrack on a soft top vitara?
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Post by wolferines » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:17 pm

Yes why not ??
I made one myself but there are also ones to buy .
TOTALEGEKTE a member on here has one on his car .
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Post by 1nkling » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:27 pm

Yep.. They're quite rare though and make sure you get the one for the soft-top and not the tin-top.. Also I found I had problems opening and closing my newer style pram-top roof with it on.. Other style seems fine though..
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Post by kevin » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:13 pm

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Re: roof rack on soft top

Post by 1nkling » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:39 pm

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Post by kevin » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:04 pm

thats looks great ben, can i have it please?.

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Post by 1nkling » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:50 pm

=))

No.. :lol:

I'm quite chuffed although its not as secure as my other top.. the rear flap was secured by the back door where as this one wouldn't make much of a challenge for someone trying to break in.. Saying that it wouldn't take much t slit the window out with a stanley knife on he old one..

I think the old one felt tougher for offroading too.. shame they don't fit with the roofracks.. :roll:

Does fit nicely with the roofrack though..
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Post by kevin » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:52 pm

your old one is better...give me the new 1 please :D

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Re: roof rack on sot top

Post by Totalegekte » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:38 pm

wolferines wrote:Yes why not ??
I made one myself but there are also ones to buy .
TOTALEGEKTE a member on here has one on his car .

Yep :mrgreen:

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Post by cj! » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:46 am

Calmini have one for sale but $$$ http://zukiworld.com/month_120102/featu ... ofrack.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or you could make your own like this one.
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Post by Owillingham » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:59 pm

I know it's an old thread but looking for help on building a roof rack for a soft top Grand Vitara on a 52 plate, and figured the people already involved in this post would be the best place to start. I'm new to the forum by the way having just brought the vehicle so please take it easy if I make a noob mistakes. Having searched the Internet for the last 24 hours I'm fairly certain there is no after market roof rack system for a soft top vitara, either official or third party (please point me in the right direction if I'm wrong with that statement - I've looked at the calmini version but it doesn't look as though they do one for my version of gv) so it's going to have to be a home made fabrication.

I've seen some photos on this thread of others who have built their own and was wanting some advice on materials used, how you managed to attach it safely and neatly to the vehicle, any pitfalls you may have experienced that I should try to avoid etc. I was thinking of using some 25 mm galvanised electrical conduit, bent using a bending machine and welded together. I think it should be strong enough but the issue will be attaching it to the vehicle in a way that it can withstand the various stresses of being loaded (mainly used to hold a roof box or bikes or occasionally a kayak) and then wind resistance etc when moving. And of course any considerations regarding weakening the vehicle structure by drilling and mounting to it.

Any help would be very much appreciated, if anyone has the same model and has built one, then I would love to be able to copy the design.

Thanks in advance,

Owen.

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