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Old 06-22-2017, 10:47 PM #1
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DIY "Gobi Style" Roof Rack Build

After months of wanting a Gobi Stealth Rack for my 5th gen, but without the cash for one, I finally pulled the trigger...and built one.

Gobi is kind enough to provide specs on the material their rack is made of on the product page (16 gauge, 1 inch steel tubing) and the length, width, and height. This gave me a good starting point.

I drew it up in Fusion 360 just for kicks, and 3D printed a little model to get a look at it.
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I bought 8 20' lengths of tubing, a sheet of 3/4" expanded metal, and some 6x6x1/4" plates. Also picked up some pre-punched weld tabs for misc mounting points. Total about $180

As for tools, I decided to pick up a pipe notcher from harbor freight ($50). Rather than buy an expensive bending tool, I made my own wooden bending jigs ($10), and they ended up working just as planned. These were mounted on a sheet of plywood and moved around, and I hand bent each piece around them. It gave me a good result for the simplicity, with very little flattening and no kinking issues.DIY "Gobi Style" Roof Rack Build-img_6296-2-jpg

I had access to a wire welder (much needed when working with the relatively thin tubing)

After getting everything cut, bent, and notched, I tacked it together to make sure everything fit and that I liked how it looked. The hardest part was the feet that connect the rack to the mounting points on the car. It took a lot of trial and error to get the mounting holes to line up.
Once I was sure everything was going to fit, I finished welding and cleaned it up with some grinding.
Planning on a coat of primer, followed by some some spray-on black truck bed liner.
Until that's done, lots of pictures!
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That looks great! Nice job. I really like the 3D print. Netfabb?
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That's awesome! The bender is the best part. I use 3D software, but im throughly convinced that 3D printers are a straight-up witchcraft! I love anything DIY, it's 1/2 the fun!
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I have my own 3D printer at home. Too easy
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Great job. I want to make a flat rack like the baja rack.

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Love the ingenuity, especially the bending buck!!
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I've been contemplating this. I think I may have to now! Do you have any close ups of how you mounted it?
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Did you make the ladder aswell? You might be to cool for school!
I'm sure you'll get a cease and stop copying from gobi, but more power to you!!
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I've been contemplating this. I think I may have to now! Do you have any close ups of how you mounted it?
I can take some pictures of the mounting brackets tomorrow. I used the stock rack mounting points, and built some s-shaped brackets to connect that to the rack.
These brackets are probably the least-pretty part of my whole rack though. Long story short, I ended up having to mount the rack an inch higher than planned, so I had to add steel spacers to the bolts between the brackets and the rack. I will probably remake the brackets in the next 6 months just because, but figured I might as well wait and see what other problems arise after having the rack on there for awhile.

If you do decide to make one similar, shoot me a message, I can share some of the things I didn't think of the first time through and maybe save you a few hiccups.
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Did you make the ladder aswell? You might be to cool for school!
I'm sure you'll get a cease and stop copying from gobi, but more power to you!!
Yes I did make the ladder as well (I'm pretty proud it came out so well hehe). Functionality wise though, I may rework it, as it would be nice to have a little more room between it and the back door when climbing those rungs.

As for Gobi, so long as I'm not trying to sell anything resembling their products, I believe I can kindly tell them to leave me alone. I shall build whatever I want for myself.
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the rack looks amazing Jake!!!
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Wow. That's the best looking DIY rack I have seen.


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If you do decide to make one similar, shoot me a message, I can share some of the things I didn't think of the first time through and maybe save you a few hiccups.

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Thanks! I was planning on building one for my FJ80 but I sold it before I got around to it. Now with the T4R I'm back on the idea. I was planning on trying a conduit bender but if that doesn't work I'll use your "bender" idea. Nice work!
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