Factory roof racks, crossbeams on an angle?

Factory roof racks, crossbeams on an angle?

Postby hotandchevyTACO [OP] » August 18th 2020, 10:57pm

Hello! First post I think.

We are trying to install our awning L brackets on the factory roof racks (Aventura System?), and I was fairly certain of my approach. I was going to use some aluminium rhs, stuff it with a bit of wood for strength and clamp it to raise the L bracket on the cross beam above the rails. But the damn crossbeams are on a tilt! Is that normal? Can I straighten these? I cannot for the life of me google how. Any ideas?

Unfortunately my underground parking has an extremely low water pipe that I miss by about 2 inches so I'm trying to work with what I have rather than installing high crossbars.

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Re: Factory roof racks, crossbeams on an angle?

Postby hotandchevyTACO [OP] » August 18th 2020, 10:59pm

Oops should add: 2002 AWD Chevy Astro Passenger :)
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Re: Factory roof racks, crossbeams on an angle?

Postby WoodButcher » August 19th 2020, 6:35pm

Forgive my ignorance, "RHS" ?
Spell it out one time and give dimensions, I have a feeling you are over thinking this project.

It would be easy enough to through bolt an aluminum track right to the siderail of the rack w/o a whole lot of hardware.
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Re: Factory roof racks, crossbeams on an angle?

Postby hotandchevyTACO [OP] » August 27th 2020, 10:48pm

Aluminium RHS is just what we call the hollow square tube shaped aluminium support bars in Aus. But all good, I have solved my issue on another thread:
https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.p ... 4&start=20

I'm not sure how to delete this post though.
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