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Thread: 71' bug roof rack
12-11-2007, 08:17 PM #1
71' bug roof rack
I just got a 71' bug and I'm about done restoring it. Its gonna be my new DD and ski car. Thing is I need a roof rack for my skis not sure who actually makes one for it. There are lots roof racks for bugs just none that I know of for skiing. There is a rear mounted antique ski rack for them but its a pile of shit.
Anybody have any experience going skiing in a bug that can help me out?
12-11-2007, 08:20 PM #2
Thule universal feet.
12-11-2007, 08:30 PM #3
You're gonna be riding about on a 71 foot insect?! that's core man.No longer stuck.
12-11-2007, 09:12 PM #4
12-11-2007, 09:17 PM #5
Isn't a restored '71 VW a really bad idea for a ski car?
12-11-2007, 09:19 PM #6
I'd be too protective of any car that I lovingly restored to take it ice driving, or park it in a ski area parking lot. Fucking people are brutal with their doorbanging.
12-11-2007, 09:24 PM #7
if your bug has a raingutter, both thule and yakima make a rack. pm me and i can help you out.Cheap gear for Mags at Backcountry Freeskier
12-12-2007, 12:02 AM #8
meh, its no biggie to take it skiing especially with how little $$ I have invested in it. I did the whole resto to make a ski car anyways. You'd be suprised how cheap and easy it is to resto one with a little DIY.
Add some rust hindering resto products in the mix like POR-15 and the rust doesn't stand much chance (if you do it right). Now if drove it before I restoed it to ski, it would have rusted out from underneath me!
Yeah they all got raingutters I'll just look up the universal stuff on yakima and thules sites! thanks guys
12-12-2007, 02:03 AM #9
Fucking hippies and their Nazi air quality destroying VWs. Most ironic shit ever.
Have some hairy legged woman knit you a ski rack.If you're a relatively moral, ethical person, there's no inherent drive to kiss ass and beg for forgiveness and promise to never do it again, which is what mostly goes on in church. -YetiMan
12-12-2007, 03:10 AM #10
Air quality must be a big deal to you, I removed all the smog equipment if it makes you feel better.
12-12-2007, 06:19 AM #11
Holy xmas, you only have 2 posts outside this thread and you had the balls to ask an off topic question that is not likely to be answered, rather than asking a roof rack question on a VW bug hippie forum, and no one bothers to call you out for that fact?
Blurred may be right about this place after all."Fakers are Maggots" - T. Hall, 2011
only a fake Rasta could make a claim like that
12-12-2007, 07:14 AM #12
I used to have a 79 Wolfsberg edition bug. Fun as hell in the snow.
That is all.
12-12-2007, 08:25 AM #13
You should find an old school rack for it.
then strap a rocket box on it.
12-12-2007, 10:14 AM #14
12-12-2007, 10:45 AM #15
Here's a free tip: Get a ski car that might actually have a heater that works. You know, anything but a VW. Fucking hippie.If you're a relatively moral, ethical person, there's no inherent drive to kiss ass and beg for forgiveness and promise to never do it again, which is what mostly goes on in church. -YetiMan
12-12-2007, 10:51 AM #16
^LOL. Poorly engineered compared to what? The huge POS american boats of the same era? The bug was designed by and used the same engineering principles as Porsche. Power to weight my friend. The design ended up being pretty successful in the race world....Martha's just polishing the brass on the Titanic....
12-12-2007, 11:00 AM #17
Do you have any pictures of the 71-foot bug? I've never seen an insect that big, let alone one with a roof rack.
12-12-2007, 03:08 PM #18
12-12-2007, 04:07 PM #19
well heres some pics of it they aren't the most recent. It should have paint and be fully assembled in two weeks maybe less!
Yeah you can put gas heaters in them but you'd be suprised how good the stock ones work. Prob is the cars are all so old most of them don't work right anymore. But when they do work they provide heat much faster than any modern car I have owned.
12-12-2007, 04:11 PM #20
Don't have to sweat the defroster without a windshield i guess!
Hmmm, no rain gutters either.
How about something coming off the back bumper, carrying the skis vertically?The blues has always been about taking your problems and turning them into something you can dance to, drink to and fuck to.
We're certainly not a blues band in any kind of purest sense, but to me Rock and Roll has always had it's roots in that tradition.
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12-12-2007, 04:17 PM #21
no, no, there is gutters look closely they run down the front of the door frame
12-12-2007, 06:18 PM #22Registered User
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I have a roof top rack, a genuine VW product, that will fit your car. I bought it back in the 60's from a VW dealer. It's still in my basement. It's similar to the metal & wood one in the photo except that it is all metal. It's in perfect condition. I attached a very efficient ski rack to it that consisted of cross pieces made out of two heavily polyurethaned 2 x 4's (u-bolted to the rack) with equally heavily polyurethaned dowels sticking up vertically from the 2 x 4's. The dowels were spaced so that a pair of skis placed bottom to bottom would slide snugly between them. These kinds of racks (the ski carrying part)were very common in northern New England in those days of yore particularly for ski teams that had to haul lots of skis. I could easily carry 8 pairs of alpine skis. I'd be happy to part with the rack, but it would be a huge pain to ship, so someone would have to come to VT to get it.
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