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gmeyer4 07-08-2018 01:32 PM

Aluminess rack for sale soon Morgan Hill CA
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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?

mikracer 07-08-2018 03:04 PM

I thought Aluminess can change the mounts on the racks to the type needed to mount on a penthouse.

gmeyer4 07-08-2018 04:40 PM

The penthouse version is 3" narrower I've been told. SMB says I need to get a new one.

MountainBikeRoamer 07-08-2018 06:11 PM

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.

dickie 07-08-2018 08:14 PM

SMB will add a top to a used E350? Did I miss something?

Jdkh2001 07-08-2018 09:02 PM

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.

gmeyer4 07-08-2018 09:39 PM

Dickie, They are doing the installs here in Fresno, SMB West. Takes only two days.

gmeyer4 07-08-2018 09:42 PM

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.

Sunnyday 07-09-2018 06:21 PM

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

Jdkh2001 07-09-2018 06:59 PM

Thank you I’ll continue to look local

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