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Old 03-21-2009, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aero-mod: 2000 Caravan OEM Roof Rack Delete

I didn't take pics of the whole process, but I can describe it pretty well...
  1. Move both of the cross-beams as far apart as the rack will allow, one front, one back.
  2. You'll need a Torx, Star, or whatever bit they're being called this week, not sure of the size at the moment.
  3. There are 6 screws on each side... remove them in any order.
  4. Once you have one side done, move to the other side, and repeat.
  5. Once all the screws are undone, while standing on a sturdy surface with the van's roof approximately level to your chest, grab both cross beams, one in each hand.
  6. Lift the assembly away from the roof of the vehicle, tilting it up over your head.
  7. The assembly weighs approx 30 lbs, be careful.
  8. Once you've removed the rack, you'll need to either cut the screws, get new (shorter) screws to put back, or get some chassis plugs (the annoying plastic things you can never get out w/o breaking) to fill the holes.
  9. Best you should put some light sealant under the caps of the plugs you use, to avoid water seepage and eventual corrosion.

Below are before/after shots, a shot of the roof rack hanging on the side of the van, showing it's size relative to the sliding door, and and a shot of exactly what could be hiding beneath those rack ends... (Those are Japanese Beetles, for those who can't identify them.)

Also - a shot of my favorite cleaning product... simple green. (Shameless plug there.)

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Old 03-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh... and this, too.

The van got it's hair cut right after I did mine... see below:

We took a little over a foot of hair off... I wish I had a 'before' picture... LOL.

In about a week, I'm going to get it trimmed up high and tight... apparently, I just grew out of having long hair about 2 days ago.
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This information was very well. Thanks million for sharing this. wedding hair accessories
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i like the fact you get 27mpg out of your caravan


mostly highway driving? techniques?
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I think I would try some anti-sealant to make sure it doesn't leak. . .maye some paint around the bolts as well to avoid corrosion. . .?

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