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Spring nuts for roof rails

For anyone needing to attach a DIY cargo rack to the roof rail system. Lowes has these in the electrical isle. The 3/8 spring nut. Their with the Unistrut and EMT hardware. They fit perfectly inside the rails. Their designed to fit with Unistrut hardware.
I'm in the process of designing a cargo rack and came across this yesterday as I was dry fitting numerous other parts for compatability. For anyone else building their own cargo rack, the 1" or larger EMT pipe fits very well with UniStrut rails.
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Thanks for the heads-up.
Building a rod holder for my surf rods and have been thinking of ways to do.
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that is very slick. unistrut and 80/20 are cool stuff to diy with.
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I used these for my unistrut cross rails. I made a post on here for them. Still rocking them. Work great. Much lower profile then the oem stuff.
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Exactly what I used to install my roof basket when I made it

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That seems like a much cleaner mounting solution than what I've come up with. I might use those when I rebuild mine with thicker EMT.

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clean look

Very nice. Curious as to what you used for the outer rails.
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Exactly what I used to install my roof basket when I made it
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It's an aluminum extrusion that has an included channel for an awning

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Exactly what I used to install my roof basket when I made it

That looks nice. Would it be strong enough to carry a 16' extension ladder and an 8' step ladder?
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