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PostSubject: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyMon Mar 03, 2008 9:51 pm

I know I'm gonna get bashed for this question or for even suggesting doing such a thing to a Riviera, but here it goes anyways.

Where can I get a roof rack? What model fits our Rivs?

I TEMPORARILY need to install a roof rack on my Riv. I'm doing some renovations at my place and need to carry some lumber on top. I have no other vehicle right now and can't have the lumber delivered to my house, so my only solution is to install a roof rack just for that purpose, and then I promise I'll take it off the car as soon as I get home with my building supplies.

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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyMon Mar 03, 2008 9:53 pm

If you go to a rental store, they usually have temp roof racks that attach into the door openings. I haven't used one, but they look like they'd work ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyMon Mar 03, 2008 9:56 pm


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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyThu Mar 06, 2008 12:32 am

Thanks guys, I'll look into it.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyThu Mar 06, 2008 7:27 am

1998 Riv wrote:
If you go to a rental store, they usually have temp roof racks that attach into the door openings. I haven't used one, but they look like they'd work ok.

Wait, I did too use one once, on our first car, a 92 Corsica... rolleyes
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyThu Mar 06, 2008 11:46 am

I used a hybrid roof rack setup I made from old stuff I had laying around. It actually turned out pretty good. I had a Thule roof rack on my '94 Regal, which didn't have any rails. It had a complicated bend to the bracket so it fit inside the top of the door and the door closed over it. I also bought the Thule brackets for the Riv - a very thin piece that slips between the door weatherstripping and the roof. For our cars they recommend some weird extension piece for the rear brackets.

I found that the Regal brackets fit quite nicely in the weird roof seam we have, so I use the 'correct' front brackets and the '94 Regal brackets on the back. I had a roof-box and ski racks on this setup with the Thule cross bars and it all worked really well. The best part is, since I only used two of the Thule brackets, I still have two of each bracket left over if somebody else wants to duplicate the setup.

I'll try to assemble it this weekend and take some pictures, since I want to do some spring skiing runs.

If the Riv only had a trunk pass-through, I would never need a roof rack frown
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyThu Mar 06, 2008 12:12 pm

I know what you mean about the rear seat pass through. It would be a lot more convevient to just lay a blanket down to not get the interior dirty and then run 'whatever' through to the front.
I'm also llokin into a hitch like 'AA' suggested and then al I have to buy is a small utility trailer and taht way I can pull my boat too. Either way works.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyThu Mar 06, 2008 5:06 pm

Ask at a dealer. I do not remember which lie of roof racks it is, but there is a line available that has brackets that fit into those channels in the roof. Not sure it's Thule but it is a popular line. Might be THule with different feet.

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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyThu Mar 06, 2008 10:30 pm

With some modification, a small pass-through is possible. I made one for my subwoofer system. If the sub wasn't there, I could slide my skis into the back seat area from the trunk, through the armrest pocket.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyFri Mar 14, 2008 1:12 am

AA wrote:
Another option:

https://rivperformance.editboard.com/exterior-f12/my-latest-mod-riv-is-haulin-now-t2441.htm

I took a look at the link. I liked it so I ordered mine too. I think I still might go with the roof rack too though, because I have a Thule box (one of the bigger ones) and it's going to come in handy when I take the boat out for a weekend with the kids and camping.

I'm turning my Riv into MPV (only when needed)
Thanks for the idea, it's actually pretty good the way it hides under there in a way you can barely see it. Not like some other cars where you can see it a mile away.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Rack?   Roof Rack? EmptyFri Mar 14, 2008 3:00 am

It's a really great product. I think you'll like how well it hides under there. I had no idea how stealthy it was, or I'd have done it a long time ago!

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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