Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-08-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10
Aluminess rack for sale soon Morgan Hill CA

So, I've scheduled my penthouse install for next month but my current aluminess roof rack won't fit. Its a 2013 E350 RB, double loop rack with the close slats.
Two questions, Whats it worth ( 1 year old, not a scratch one it) and can it be narrowed to fit the penthouse?
Attached Thumbnails
1503699890266.jpg  
__________________

gmeyer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 03:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mikracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 1,967
I thought Aluminess can change the mounts on the racks to the type needed to mount on a penthouse.
__________________

__________________
2005 E350 Chateau - V10 - Agile Offroad 4x4
2012 CTS-V Wagon - For the baby...
mikracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 04:40 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10
The penthouse version is 3" narrower I've been told. SMB says I need to get a new one.
gmeyer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 06:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
MountainBikeRoamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: OrangeCounty, CA
Posts: 1,185
Garage
If the penthouse is 3" narrower, then it seems like you could pretty easily make some 1.5" spacers (and 1.5" longer mounting bolts) for each side of your current rack's mounting tabs and get it to fit.
__________________
Mike T
___________________
'95 Ford E250 RB30 PH
MountainBikeRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 08:14 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 35
SMB will add a top to a used E350? Did I miss something?
dickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 09:02 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 51
Hi Buddy, I am interested for sure I just posted today I need an Aluminess rack. I have a 2008 Ford e350 SMB van and a fabrication shop that could make it fit. Please pm me and let me know how much you’re asking please.
Jdkh2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 09:39 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10
Dickie, They are doing the installs here in Fresno, SMB West. Takes only two days.
gmeyer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 09:42 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10
Jdkh, Aluminess told me I should be able to get close to what I paid since the prices have increased and the lead times are past 8 weeks now. I need to see what it cost me a year ago.
gmeyer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 06:21 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 16
Hi gmeyer4. Take a look at my post "terrible fitting penthouse top". I'm sure this doesn't happen to everyone, but it's been explained to me that the Ford E series molds come to them defected. Not sure if this is something they have begun to address by trimming the defected molds, or just continue to throw them on customers vans? So just a heads up, when theyre done really take a look around to decide if you're happy with the end product before driving away
Sunnyday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 06:59 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 51
Thank you I’ll continue to look local
__________________

Jdkh2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.