Just picked up a roof rack. (Ideas for cheap and easy DIY quick disconnect system?)
I picked up an OEM looking roof rack from the junk yard today, held on by 3 sheet metal screws on all for corners.
I do need a roof rack occasionally.
The only thing is I don't plan on leaving it on the roof that the 95% of the time when I don't need it.
So maybe we can devise a cheap and easy quick disconnect system that any one can adapt and use on most vehicle and roof rack combos.
I was thinking about using hinges, taking out the hinge pin and replacing it with a clevis pin, cotter pin or high end QD pin.
Doing this would leave half the hinge on the roof of the vehicle and the other half on roof rack.
Does any one have any other ideas for roof rack QDs?
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, C5 front brakes, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.