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Roof rack.... on a Datsun Z

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by grahamjc, May 27, 2019.

  1. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Just a quick question, are there roof/boot racks available for a Z car that do not require any holes being drilled?
     
  2. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Tent and rack 008.jpg LeMans2008 023.jpg LeMans2008 023.jpg Yes, I used an inflatable rack for my Le Mans trip in 2008. This is the car that was the 'rally car' at Donington a few weeks ago.
     
  4. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    There was no factory option roof rack for the S30-series Z range.

    A USA-based company called AMCO made all sort of accessories for imported cars, and some of these were sold by Nissan dealers in the north American market (sometimes repackaged in 'Datsun' boxes), but they were not designed or manufactured by Nissan themselves - so not 'factory' in the true sense of the word.

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    Edited to add: NOT recommended. This type mounted onto the roof rail garnishes with clamp type fittings, which made a right mess of the stainless garnish mouldings. You can always tell a car which had one of these AMCO racks fitted in the past.
     
  5. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Ok, interesting.... I would prefer not to go that method!
     
  6. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Now that looks brilliant!! And all good? No damage etc? I am guessing you wouldnt want to put too much weight up there
     
  7. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I used the ones that clamp onto the roof gutters back in the early 90's but I don't think I had the stainless gutter trim. When I was into gokart racing I would put the kart on the roof and all the tools/spares in the back of the 240.
     
  8. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Thats a chunk of weight...... no damage I am guessing?
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Nope. Did it for a couple of years. I’ll have to see if I have any pictures of the car with the kart on top.
     
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  10. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    This, I have to see!
     
  11. Carl Beck

    Carl Beck Well-Known Forum User

    I had a Pop-Up Tent that mounted to the drip rails on a 240Z - same as the roof rack. Worked great.. I also have a NIB Amco Roof Rack.
     

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