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Post by andy » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:08 pm

The man is an arteest. That is all some really nice looking stuff.

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Post by texas pinzgauer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:13 pm

Those are great shots of Andre's work Bruce. He's donea bunch of cool stuff for you for sure.

What's the story on the canvas top...clearly not OEM.

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rack attachment

Post by texas pinzgauer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:02 pm

Andy had asked how the rack was attached to the Pinz. There are 4 feet with 4 bolts in each foot. Andre suggested using a 90 degree bend drill but that wasn't practical so I found extra long drill bits at Home Depot and just drill these 16 holes through the deck of the rack.

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For the ladder, I used some of the large diameter sheet metal screws that Andre supplied and mounted my back up light with the same hardware as shown.


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With the addition of some non skid tape for the ladder, it was ready to go.
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Post by andy » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:34 pm

Hope it's not my 'puter, but I don't see any pics. So, did you or didn't you cut your canvas?

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Post by texas pinzgauer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:58 pm

I guess they didn't transfer. Let's try it again. I did drill holes in the canvas Andy. If I get any leaks, I'll seal them up but thus far, there haven't been any.

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Here's a shot (here's hoping) of the bottom of the ladder.

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Post by andy » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:38 pm

Thanks, right now I'm thinking if or when I do that it might be exo skeleton time. The top on the 710 is thin enough and the one on 712 is brand new. Still doesn't take away from the rack tho.

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Post by KINSPINZ » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:18 am

Great pics ideas and pics.

I am having a simple front roll bar built here in the next month or so. i will post pics when finished.
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Nice tire and fuel can holder

Post by cwblevins » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:21 pm

How much did the fuel and tire holder run?
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Post by dr4yrk9 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:37 pm

for those of you with roof racks. How has it affected your offroading? With the pinz being more top heavy with the rack are you noticing a difference? I am still learning about what my trucks can do and am always amazed by them. Just curious about how much of a difference have you noticed.
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top heavy?

Post by texas pinzgauer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:39 am

I've not really noticed any difference with that weight up there. I suspect it might be an issue in some sor t of extreme rock crawling situation but I haven't been in that setting yet.

By the way, the initial photo posting somehow "went away" so here they are again.


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If anyone needs to see additional details, just PM me and I'll send those on.
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Post by loyalp » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:30 pm

What about the on-road handling; I usually keep a bunch of weight in the back of mine to make it more road-friendly.

Does the rack seem to achieve the same result?

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Post by texas pinzgauer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:34 pm

It does add some weight as does the HiLift jack which is mounted to the underside of the rear rollbar.

I don't know that's it's ever going to be worth a $hit in an autocross but one can always hope!
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Post by Protoman333 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:57 pm

"I don't know that's it's ever going to be worth a $hit in an autocross"

well, not with that attitude!

seriously, though, nice rack! looks great...
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Post by russ » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:44 pm

Have you thought about mounting additional lights up there yet? Forward, back, side. Looks like you have some great locations for it and you could run the wiring inside the tubing and up from the penetrations you already made through the top.
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lights

Post by texas pinzgauer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:46 pm

I'm working on that.

There are two mounting tabs up front and two in the rear of the rack.
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