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So I have a few things that need to be addressed first before I start really diving in head first but here is a project I'll be working on the next few days and ill keep you all posted with pictures as I take them. Here is a teaser, I want to see how many of you might know what I'll be doing.
 
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Building a cargo rack for the top? I just picked up my supplies to start one.
 
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for a Blazer or S10?

cargo rack is a good guess for a blazer, I'll go with that too.

if it's for a S10, I'd guess a canvas bed cap
 

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for a Blazer or S10?

cargo rack is a good guess for a blazer, I'll go with that too.

if it's for a S10, I'd guess a canvas bed cap
Its for my 2000 4x4 blazer
 
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Building a cargo rack for the top? I just picked up my supplies to start one.
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what did that set you back and do you have a 2 door or 4 door?
 
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Home Depot - $25. I have a friend with a bender already. It's for a 4 door. If you get to yours first I'd love to see some step by step pics.
 

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Home Depot - $25. I have a friend with a bender already. It's for a 4 door. If you get to yours first I'd love to see some step by step pics.
That's not too bad. What size are you making it out of? 3/4 I'm guessing with that price. What are your dimensions going to be?
 
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That's not too bad. What size are you making it out of? 3/4 I'm guessing with that price. What are your dimensions going to be?
3/4 for the frame and 1/2 for the supports on the bottom and sides. I'm not sure exactly how big i'm making it yet, I do want to make it so that my current cargo carrier (x-cargo) will fit in it so that I don't have to remove it for camping and I also wanted to make the bottom longer then the top and put a peice of some sort of metal sweeping back on the front to meet the shorter top frame to aid in reducing wind resistance if that makes sense.
 
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Originally Posted by HostileJava View Post
3/4 for the frame and 1/2 for the supports on the bottom and sides. I'm not sure exactly how big i'm making it yet, I do want to make it so that my current cargo carrier (x-cargo) will fit in it so that I don't have to remove it for camping and I also wanted to make the bottom longer then the top and put a peice of some sort of metal sweeping back on the front to meet the shorter top frame to aid in reducing wind resistance if that makes sense.
I follow you completely. This is what I'm building mine off of. I found it on another 4x4 forum before I discovered this awesome forum!
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Is the pipe galvanized?
 

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