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Lightwater



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Even more fun trying to repair a snapped bolt in the outback. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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elanelise



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DEG5Y wrote:
I fitted my first set following the instructions, what a pain in the 4rse!

When I replaced them, due to paint flake, I assembled them on the ground, loosely.
Then with a little assistance, lifted them up.

Keep everything loose until the all bolts are located.

Fitting the cross piece, after the bars are in place, is a nightmare.


Not very encouraging Laughing

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But forewarned.
Very Happy

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elanelise



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Sorry for the long delay, just managed to get the roof rails fitted over the last few days, prepared all the mounting points yesterday and bolted the rails on today with the cross bar fitted loosely first as recommended. This powerful uk video is of help to anyone fitting the rails &list=PLB6C7B8CA834CAEC2&index=51

The quality of the kit is ok, it all lines up after a fashion, the only issue for me is one of the mid section mounting bolt sheared off, it seemed to long and fouled the body underneath so now i have to take it off again and drill the bolt out Banging Head

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Lightwater



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I had the M6 bolt shear off, a 1000 km from any form of civilisation... Twice... but was prepared the second time.

I put in a temporary M10 bolt & cut a larger gap in the rail foot.

I think now the roof rack structure, I have fixed all the design failures. Bolts (many), structural internal 5083 alloy beam, external strengthening, PTFE improvements, replacing self tappers. Are pretty good.

Put a bit of PTFE tape around the M6 bolts to minimise stainless & steel body issues. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Lightwater



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I posted this link near the top of the thread. Most of you have probably looked at it. If not, a heads-up on the design failure of the roof rail. https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic35376.html Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Post #443159 10th Jul 2024 3:36 pm
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elanelise



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Lightwater wrote:
I had the M6 bolt shear off, a 1000 km from any form of civilisation... Twice... but was prepared the second time.

I put in a temporary M10 bolt & cut a larger gap in the rail foot.

I think now the roof rack structure, I have fixed all the design failures. Bolts (many), structural internal 5083 alloy beam, external strengthening, PTFE improvements, replacing self tappers. Are pretty good.

Put a bit of PTFE tape around the M6 bolts to minimise stainless & steel body issues.


Seems you have to be prepared for regular repairs of these rails.

Plan A is to drill out and recut the M6 thread.

Plan B drill out and insert a rivnut.

Hopefully one of the above will work!

Post #443160 10th Jul 2024 4:22 pm
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