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Andre's racks

Post by Jimm391730 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:00 am

The rack Andre made for my 710 is built in three seperate pieces: the two ladder "hoops" that mount to the rub rail and the rack itself. Each hoop (dual, with ladder rungs between them) probably weigh about 75 lbs each. They were made about 1/2" wider than the truck, and just took a little push to fit them tight to the truck to bolt in place; this made assembly easy. The forward hoop assembly attaches to the antenna mount for extra stability.

The rack itself is built with slightly thinner walled tubing to keep the weigh down; it weighs about 150 lbs and was easy for Andre and I to pick it up and slide it over the hoops from the side. Then it bolts to the hoops in six places.

When it was first installed I noticed a slight increase in the "top heaviness" but not a whole lot of difference. However, put 6-700 pounds of gear up there and it sways quite a bit off road, but actually seems to ride smoother as the top doesn't want to change direction quickly! But watch out for fast cuves or rapid lane changes on the highway! It requires a wholed different style of driving (meaning slow, gentle, and with an eye far down the road).

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Post by dr4yrk9 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:02 am

great info, thanks.
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Post by Pinz Enthusiast » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:04 pm

Ok guys sorry to do this but with subject line like this I just had to, but when I hear this title I think of this.....

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Now I know Andre does great work but I think even he would have trouble creating this.....

All in good fun enjoy

Oh by the way this is a picture of the CNN tower in Montreal that my stepfather sent me.
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wow, really nice rack!!!

Post by texas pinzgauer » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:32 pm

Eric,

YOU win the prize for actually responding (specifically) to the title of my post!

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Post by M Wehrman » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:44 pm

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Post by andy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:14 am

Definitely a Boone and Crocket Rack there.


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Post by pinzwheeling » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:13 pm

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Honestly, how does she not fall over when she stops walking?
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nice rack.

Post by Andre » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:04 am

Eric has hit the nail on the head. reguardless of how much experience I have around the "bolt on racks", I wouldn't dare to attempt to reconstruct them do to their superior design and function. To carry my junk!
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contact info.

Post by Andre » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:07 am

and heres my contact info for any one looking for it.
(951) 765-7224
100 W Tenth St.
Beaumont, Ca. 92223

what you need, when you need it, the way you want it.( sounds like a girl I once new)
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Post by Heed » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:19 am

Although I found it hard to concentrate long enough to focus...
Oh by the way this is a picture of the CNN tower in Montreal that my stepfather sent me.
It's actually the CN Tower (Canadian National Railway) in Toronto

...not that anyone's actually looking at it, but hey...( it is the tallest free-standing structure in the world!)
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Post by ARVOps » Sat May 09, 2009 5:30 pm

Here is an pic of the Ugly Duck with andre's cage installed.

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When I get the sides I can put the 712M rear top on.
any luck with your buddy Andre?

The Goat Werks motor is pretty peppy. Good job Jim!
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Post by Middlebury_Pinz » Sun May 10, 2009 7:16 am

ARVOps,

Your transition from ugly duck to great looking swan turned out great!! When you get time, please post some more pictures of your truck with the cage area especially. I did this same transformation from ambulance to type M and it was very very expensive. Your solution is excellent and I suspect very cost effective. Again, great looking truck!!

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Post by ka » Sun May 10, 2009 2:33 pm

ARVOps - where did you get that front hardtop? how much did it cost?
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ugly duckling

Post by Andre » Mon May 11, 2009 11:08 am

She looks much better in haze grey, I may be home for the week, Ill see if i can get those sides cranked out. the hooks are availabe through mcmaster carr. almost perfect duplicates of the pinzgauers hooks
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Post by ARVOps » Tue May 12, 2009 1:48 pm

Ka, you would have to ask Andre about the hard top. It came with the truck. I don't know it he made it or not.

Andre, how about some Ugly Duck history?
sold 712AMB/M 2.7L Goatwerks Power! UglyDuck living the life in Alaska :(
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