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Old 17 Jun 2015, 08:56 am
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Default roof rack/ski rack

I'm looking to add a carrier up top on the pt.
It'll mainly be for transporting fishing rods to and from the beach.
Anyone have a top they like and trust?
I'm not looking to spend a fortune, but this might save me from needing a truck.
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Old 17 Jun 2015, 10:41 am
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Default Re: roof rack/ski rack

You should consider getting an original OEM roof rack.

They put these on a lot of PT Cruisers. But from the ones I've seen in salvage yards, the 2002 models seem to have them the most. And there's lots of them in the salvage yards.

These are held on by approximately ten 10 mm nuts. And at least on the early PT's, there are indentions in the roof reinforcements that indicate where many of the the holes should be. And it will not interfere with the sun roof mechanism if you have one.

PS: If you have a rack, consider using a piece of six-inch schedule 40 PVC plumbing pipe as a fishing rod carrier. You can put a cap on one end and a screw on plug on the other. And then paint to a desired color. With a good finish, this looks pretty good and is much less bulky than a entire roof carrier. And you can even get some of that chrome or carbon fiber rap and really make it look good. You can basically make something that looks like this store-bought model.

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Old 18 Jun 2015, 04:01 am
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Default Re: roof rack/ski rack

I really like the Mopar ones they were easy to install and to take off if needed. Once I got my canvas top I wasn't able to open my top with the rack on so I sold the racks.

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Old 18 Jun 2015, 05:45 am
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Default Re: roof rack/ski rack

I like both of those ideas.
Thanks guys.
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