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mod yakima lock rail (archive)

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Posted by DT on December 14, 2000 at 16:19:34:

In Reply to: Looking for 525it roof rack posted by Skinny on December 12, 2000 at 10:47:07:


Want to buy 525it roof rack - new or used. Got one to sell? Know any website that has t



I bought a Yakima locking railrider 1. With minor modification will fit the rails.
1. use the short srews, i used some old foam to elevate the metal plate
2. My rails were bent, with a punch and hammer I was able to straighten them
3. I took a sharp knife to remove some of the plastic of the bracket so it would apear flush.
I only removed plastic from the outside part.(20 min)
4. Use the rails don't use a rack that damages the doors


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