Roof / Side rack.

  1. Baz-Cem Member

    Posts: 369
    S. Wales
    Hello all,

    Is it possible to make a roof rack and side racks for a Ford Escort van???

    The roof rack is easy enough to do but I want side racks as well for my gates.

    Thanks,

    Baz.
  2. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

    Posts: 10,227
    Somerset
    Dont see why not, keep it light though. There must be somewhere to attach it to underneath. Been a while since i looked under an escort van :)
  3. Baz-Cem Member

    Posts: 369
    S. Wales
    Thanks for the reply Hitch,

    I've been offered an escort van and a few grand for my Laguna estate. I really need a van and the few grand if I'm ever going to get started in business. I've got a unit lined up for the end of the month and I want to all set to move in and work.

    Baz.
  4. peterd51

    peterd51 happy to be here!

    Hi

    For a roof rack I welded 'L' brackets to the roof of my Mondeo and then made brackets and bars to bolt on when needed.

    If I was making side racks for a van then I'd look to make them detachable...probably fasten to roof brackets up top, but for safety I'd make holes in the van sides low down and clamp the bottom of the racks inside the vehicle. Then I'd have some method of temporarily plugging the holes...rubber or plastic bungs, etc.

    Depends if you think you'll be selling the vehicle on and how much it's worth, I suppose.

    Regards
    Peter
  5. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

    Posts: 10,227
    Somerset
    I suppose you could hang the weight across the roof chanels, and make a couple of clamps that clip onto the lip under the sills...
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