Roof Rack: help!

Roof Rack: help!

Postby VincentVanGo_M [OP] » January 17th 2021, 1:20am

Hi y'all!

I'm new here, and I've hit a conundrum with my 2000 Chevy Astro. The van came with what appear to be after-market bolted 'ears' (for lack of a better term) that were definitely once used for a ladder rack. I'd love to repurose these mounts and ideally mount a cargo basket, but I can't find any crossbars, ladder racks, or anything with this style of mount! At this point I'm just trying to figure out what I'm dealing with. I've had it for over a year through heavy rain, so these mounts (while ugly) don't leak and seem very solid.

Any thoughts? Has anyone else seen this style of mount before? I can't even find the brand (Crown) online.

Any and all help is appreciated!!

-Miranda

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Re: Roof Rack: help!

Postby AstroWill » January 17th 2021, 1:45am

Welcome to the site. Not sure about the branding on that, but MFGs come and go. With a generic mount like that, the rack world is your oyster ;)

Here are some popular racks MFGs, virtually any of them can be modified to fit those generic mounts. Might want to look locally for a distributor/installer. Another option is to look at local classifieds and then modify or hire someone to modify whatever rack you want to install.
https://www.weatherguard.com
https://www.adriansteel.com
https://www.primedesign.net
https://www.kargomaster.com

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Re: Roof Rack: help!

Postby SheldonYoung » January 17th 2021, 2:02am

What a mess.
If those mounts don't leak now, they will.
I'd abandon those and use whatever mount comes with your new rack/basket.
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Re: Roof Rack: help!

Postby VincentVanGo_M [OP] » January 17th 2021, 6:40pm

Thanks for the responses! What I'm ultimately hoping to do is attach a luggage/cargo basket to the top. Looks like some combo of retro-fitting and new mounts will be the way to go.
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