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#5830461 - 07/13/15 04:27 PM Suburban Ideas...
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We just picked up a "new to us" Suburban for the ranch, and the first thing we need to do is put a high rack on it. Need some ideas, thoughts, etc. on building a high rack. Can we just attach it to the roof rack mounts, or does it need to be welded to the frame down below? Give some ideas fellas.

First picture is how it sits currently. Second picture is how I would LIKE it. Sent that second picture to my "hobby welder", and that would cost as much as I paid for the Suburban itself. Need to trim it down some (not size...complexity maybe?), and still make it plenty roomy for 4 people up top.


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#5830600 - 07/13/15 05:46 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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Second pic appears to be top drive. There is a member with a nice Suburban on here can't remember his username though.
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#5831521 - 07/14/15 11:40 AM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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I don't know the first thing about high racks, but I have to think you will most certainly need to tie it into the frame and avoid putting any weight on the actual roof/roof rack, just like the second picture. Good luck and keep us posted.
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#5831621 - 07/14/15 12:54 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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Park it at Ramball's place. Come back in a week.
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#5831624 - 07/14/15 12:55 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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Definitely have to tie into the frame. The roof rack is just metal screws. Tying into the frame isn't hard, on this trucks there is plenty of room and easy access to the frame. Notice on the tan burb, he ran the square tube through the trailer hitch that's bolted to the frame, very easy and ingenious, that took car of the rear mount provided you have the factory hitch.
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#5831684 - 07/14/15 01:30 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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No way in hell I'd carry corn all the way up there

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#5831754 - 07/14/15 02:05 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
No way in hell I'd carry corn all the way up there


Nope! My feeder will be on the rear hitch offset to one side, or possibly weld a receiver onto the front guard.
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#5832146 - 07/14/15 06:06 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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It can be mounted to the roof! Done two that way and it works just fine



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#5832158 - 07/14/15 06:11 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
No way in hell I'd carry corn all the way up there



I was being quite bolt roflmao
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#5832228 - 07/14/15 07:04 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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Just remember Goldy when it comes to toys.... grin...it is only money...it is only money.....
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#5832253 - 07/14/15 07:28 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Just remember Goldy when it comes to toys.... grin...it is only money...it is only money.....


You just brought this project to a end like a Turtle going in its Shell rofl

I'm thinking Trap Door in Roof for safe up and down
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#5832258 - 07/14/15 07:30 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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scaredAnyone want to buy a suburban?
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#5832259 - 07/14/15 07:31 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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At lunch today, Bobo said he was going to pay for the Top Drive system.
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#5832287 - 07/14/15 07:54 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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Originally Posted By: GOLDSTEIN
At lunch today, Bobo said he was going to pay for the Top Drive system.


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#5834485 - 07/16/15 12:51 PM Re: Suburban Ideas... [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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Cmon Goldie it's just money!!! I need a new cover photo for mah fb page!
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