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Old 04-27-2010, 03:08 AM
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The set screws are definitely the way to go! Nice job, now get them paint matched so they don't rust out!
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looking at making this mod soon but was wondering if larger push in plastic pins would look better that a screw. and if they do look better where do you get those pins and can we have pics... I really like the way the TB look with out the Roof Rack if you dont ever use it.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:57 PM
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looking at making this mod soon but was wondering if larger push in plastic pins would look better that a screw. and if they do look better where do you get those pins and can we have pics... I really like the way the TB look with out the Roof Rack if you dont ever use it.
A little more looking and I answered my own question...

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Old 04-29-2010, 10:05 PM
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Push pins

I tried some push pins from Auto Zone and they were the wrong size. I went to Ace and got the 6mm set screws and finished it off with some silicone. Looks great and I like it.

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Old 04-29-2010, 10:23 PM
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The !roof rack mod does look good...........if you dont have a XL. I tried it this weekend and IMO it looked like pure crap. So I put them back on and left the crossbars off
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:31 PM
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I tried some push pins from Auto Zone and they were the wrong size.
The multi-kit that they sell has the right size, but you need to get 2 of them to have enough to do the job.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:32 PM
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looking at making this mod soon but was wondering if larger push in plastic pins would look better that a screw. and if they do look better where do you get those pins and can we have pics... I really like the way the TB look with out the Roof Rack if you dont ever use it.
To each his own, it just depends on what you like.

In my opinion, and I have done both, the push pins add another 1/8 of an inch, and are more noticeable. I prefer the set screws, that will be flush, and then paint to match.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:06 AM
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Great tip on the set screws. Looks nice.

Unfortunately, 2 of the screws on my TV were rusted pretty solid. I was able to get the rack off around them, but now the lousy screw heads are showing. I dropped the headliner to gain access to the bottom of the nutserts but they are all but impossible to get to... Still messing with them.
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Great tip on the set screws. Looks nice.

Unfortunately, 2 of the screws on my TV were rusted pretty solid. I was able to get the rack off around them, but now the lousy screw heads are showing. I dropped the headliner to gain access to the bottom of the nutserts but they are all but impossible to get to... Still messing with them.
Same problem here on the front screw driver side. It is really in there and the insert is turning with the screw. Realy want those racks off but don't want to mess my roof up. I'm going to soak the screw with penetrating oil for a few days and see if that makes a difference.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:29 AM
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EXACTLY!!! It's the 2 forward most screws on the drivers side. Perfect place to remind you every time you get in that the jobs not done!!! Actually it was just the first one, but as a test to see how, "just putting the screws back in" would look, I tightened down that second one... BIG mistake. Bitch wont come out and just spins. The rack actually wiggled its way over the one bolt, so my rack is off.

I essentially boogered up the first one so bad that I ended up lopping the head off with a with a cut off wheel and gooping some black silicone over it as I needed to let the GF use it today. I think the only solution at this point is to drill it out, then replacing with a new nutsert I suppose. I forsee that making the damn thing spin still, so that will be a challenge as well. For what it's worth, an 8mm high offset wrench "probably" would have done the trick to hold the nutsert. I dunno.

Truck look a jillion times better without the rack tho. Much lower.
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