1st Gen Roof Rack on a 2nd Gen?

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1st Gen Roof Rack on a 2nd Gen?

Post by ThatKevin » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:56 pm

I was wondering if anyone has put a 1st gen roof rack on a 2nd gen.

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If someone has.. what exactly needed to be done and are there any pictures? :D
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Post by NickKo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:48 am

I'd like to know as well.

A guy at work (who just aquired a 2nd gen Neon) was asking me about doing this.
I don't know anyone who's done this, that I'm aware of.


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Post by superdan » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:31 am

No it wont fit. I guess you could possibly heat it up and mold it. I wanted to use the 1gn roof rack too but I lost interest. Not the greatest picture but when you sit the roof rack on our..."roof's" lol the 2gn is a lot more rounded. Also the side rails for the roof rack are a tad too long and over lap onto the window seals.

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The gap is a lot worse than this picture shows.
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Post by ThatKevin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:37 am

:shock:

NOOOOOOO

I need a roof rack for the winter so I don't have to take out my sub every time I go and play snowboards :rofl:
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:04 pm

http://www.yakima.com/#

There are options. Just not the one you were trying :lol:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by ThatKevin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:18 pm

Danteneon wrote:http://www.yakima.com/#

There are options. Just not the one you were trying :lol:
The site wont let me "choose" my car, also I'm afraid of how much it's gonna cost
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:36 pm

I was able to do mine. Just select the year, make and model and check the box that says you have a spare. Next it will ask what kind of rack you are looking for. Click roof. Spend lots of money.

See? Easy.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by ThatKevin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:44 pm

Danteneon wrote:I was able to do mine. Just select the year, make and model and check the box that says you have a spare. Next it will ask what kind of rack you are looking for. Click roof. Spend lots of money.

See? Easy.
Still won't let me do it. I cant select anything under "fit my car" or at the bottom of the page where it asks you the model, year, etc. :(
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:35 pm

It works for me, maybe try a different browser?

Or just http://www.yakima.com might work better...


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Post by ThatKevin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:37 pm

That worked... But I was cool with a $50 1st gen rack.. but $400 just for the base is not within my budget :(
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Post by NickKo » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:48 am

superdan wrote:No it wont fit. I guess you could possibly heat it up and mold it.

The gap is a lot worse than this picture shows.
I wonder, *if* this is possible, or if it would work..... :-k

A decent heat gun, and some patience, might do the trick.....



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1st gen roof rack

Post by BeatsBejar » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Did that roof rack end up working? I'm thinking about getting one, but wasn't sure if it worked or not...

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Re: 1st gen roof rack

Post by ThatKevin » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:28 pm

BeatsBejar wrote:Did that roof rack end up working? I'm thinking about getting one, but wasn't sure if it worked or not...
Never tried it, ended up getting a rack for a 2gn shortly after this thread was started.
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Post by caustic neon » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:32 pm

Can you post up some pics of your car with the rack installed?
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Post by ThatKevin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:48 pm

caustic neon wrote:Can you post up some pics of your car with the rack installed?
Pics in my progress log, link in my sig.
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Post by caustic neon » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:09 pm

THANKS MAN!
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