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Old 06-15-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Anyone have any suggestions on some sort of rod rack system for the inside roof of a truck canopy? I been carrying around a few rods in the back of my truck but when I put other things back there I don't want the rods to get smashed.

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Old 06-15-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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My grandfather built some that he used for years. Made "standard" rod racks (hole for butt end, notch for tip," and installed them with long screws into the window mounting holes. I always thought they would make the windows leak, but he knew better. They lasted until he passed and never did leak, even with blue water rigs hanging in them. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Check out the rod loft line. They are made to go in an suv and hang from the roof but I bet you could make it work in a canopy or they may even have a model for that specific application.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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here is the web site I found, looks like a great setup

http://www.feather-craft.com/2005Mas...ge.asp?page=16
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the info guys. Looks like I have a few different routes to go.

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Old 06-15-2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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I used rope loops in the rear and snap in foam rod holders in the front. I thought I could improve on this system and regret changing it. The loops were big enough to slide reels through, which was nice. The only drawback was the ocassional hook in the rope.

Good luck and post pics of what you come up with.
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