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Author Topic: Roof rack, period item.....supposedly for cars/Italian cars of the 50s  (Read 1355 times)
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« on: 11 May, 2013, 07:35:51 AM »

http://www.subito.it/accessori-auto/portapacchi-lancia-aurelia-ardea-appia-fiat-1100-fermo-64790158.htm

Held on by suction cups apparently........perhaps some one can explain the science behind it?!


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« Reply #1 on: 11 May, 2013, 07:50:13 AM »


Would be a bit like my spotlamp that suction mounts to the inside of the screen - well maybe once...   I'm trying to imagine the courage to trust that with luggage on top of a nice car.

You might be able to source modern suction clamps and engineer them to it, or modern magnetic clamps.

http://www.jthandtools.co.uk/toolspage11.htm

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/products/Machine-Parts/Magnets-and-Accessories/WDS-5724-E890-892-Ferrite-Shallow-Pot-Magnets-837/

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« Reply #2 on: 11 May, 2013, 05:23:43 PM »

If its anything like the one my father had which sits on four rubber cups it is held down by 2 clamps that attach to the rain gutter.  It is hanging from the ceiling in my garage\1

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« Reply #3 on: 11 May, 2013, 05:50:36 PM »

Is it like this? From http://www.classicandsportscar.com/blogs/martin-port/cscs-fiddler-on-the-roof-finds-a-nice-rack-at-last


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