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Old 05 Oct 2014, 06:03 am
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Default Roof cargo carrier

The cruiser is a bit small inside so i'd like some additional cargo space on the roof. Does anyone have a cargo carrier/ski box? I'd love to hear ideas and see pictures.
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Old 05 Oct 2014, 07:19 am
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Lots of cruisers came with the cargo carrier from the factory. Built-in slides with two cross-over bars that slid back and forth depending on the load being carried. There's plenty of suction-cup/clip-on carriers that can be bought if you don't want something permenant.


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Old 05 Oct 2014, 07:24 am
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Thanks, but i was thinking about a lockable box. Something like this, only it would be nice with Something that looks cool.
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Old 05 Oct 2014, 08:30 am
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Plenty of those around too.

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Old 05 Oct 2014, 08:53 am
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If you are brave enough to drill holes in the roof of your PT, the factory rack is very easy to install. And there are plenty to be had at many salvage yards.

I examined one very closely when I "harvested" a salvage moon roof for my 2001 PT. It is held on by approximately ten 10mm nuts. You just drop the headliner and the places for the holes are mostly visible already. There are only a few you will have to measure for. At the local Pick & Pull, they go for around $50.

For the cargo box, one of the best places I've found to get them is Sears. They will often run one of their more popular models on sale. My problem with these is that they often make the car top-heavy and the car will list and lean in curves. There's also aerodynamic problems and the PT doesn't need any more of those.

A better choice is likely a trailer. A top end Mullins clone will run you $2500 or better. But there are cheaper versions down to about $700. Or you can just get a small used cargo trailer for around $200 to $300 and mount a cargo box on it. It will looks just about as nice if done right.
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Old 05 Oct 2014, 02:19 pm
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Back when we still had the '92 Grand Am I took my wife and kid down to Cleveland Tennessee so the wife could visit her sister who live there.

They ended up staying for a month. I had to get back home to go to work.

In the mean time they went shopping and bought so much crap it wouldn't all fit inside the car. So, I went to Sears and bought an es' Cargo roof top carrier.

I wanted one with racks to mount on the car but that would have cost more. So I got what they had. I figured my mileage would suffer but oddly enough I guess it made the car more aerodynamic instead.

I had gotten just under 30 mpg with out it and got much closer to 33 mpg with it on top.

We still have the thing and it goes on top of our HHR just fine. I've even put it on some of the Neon's we have had and it seems to do fine.

I suppose I could put it on the convertible but I just don't want to chance it.

Haven't had the need so far anyway.
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Old 09 Oct 2014, 11:22 am
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I bought mine immediately after buying car..its removable but I don't take it off...think there is a few pics in my gallery with kayak on roof..you can attach a whole list of stuff to it..it has a channel. even those lockable boxes...it thinks its oem well atleast it says pt on it lol... haven't seen the exact model since tho
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