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Cal
post Jan 30 2018, 09:00 PM
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Was this style roof rack available through the Porsche dealer or as an an aftermarket accessory piece back in the day? I'm looking for one.


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Elliot Cannon
post Jan 30 2018, 10:57 PM
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Doesn't larmo63 have one of those? I know they are very rare.
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post Jan 31 2018, 12:47 AM
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I think the 2nd pic was Lawrence (Larmo63’s car).
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post Jan 31 2018, 12:59 AM
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They are rare, but I've had three sets of them....

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post Jan 31 2018, 01:00 AM
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Even more rare are the original gasket/pads....

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post Jan 31 2018, 01:23 AM
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Matt has one too.
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post Jan 31 2018, 06:28 AM
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That was a cooperative effort between the rack manufacturer
and the designer of the body or Porsche.
Specific features were incorporated in the body to attach the rack.
The two slots at the rear edge of the windshield header and the six threaded bosses
under the roll bar are for that equipment.
The same company ( Leitz ? ) produced racks for 356s and 911s
They were factory approved accessories, most often available through the dealer.
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post Jan 31 2018, 08:49 AM
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man I would llove to get my hands on a set too!
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post Jan 31 2018, 09:52 AM
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Yes, made by Leitz, these were branded Karo. They made the racks for 911 Targas and coupes around this time also.

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post Jan 31 2018, 12:31 PM
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I think that type was more common in Europe back in the day, while the Piper ones were more common at US Porsche+Audi dealers, but you had to buy 2 sets for 4 skis.
So you might have some luck finding some on German evil-bay.

Here are some period Porsche or VW-Porsche promo pix & ads with those "OEM Accessory" racks:

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Whereas, the Piper ski racks & Hardt bike racks, & similar competing racks for skis & bikes used the same windshield frame slots & rollbar screw holes, & were sold by the USA P+A dealers back in the 1970's, which looked like these:

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Of course when new, both of mine above were solid stain black paint or anodized finish - as you'll see on the less used & NOS ones which come up for sale occasionally, but mine had some road/air wear over the years of use.

IMHO the above types of ski racks were better than those which attached to the left/driver side rollbar screw holes & the rear bumper tow hook screw hole, both because the latter carried the skis at a 30-45 degree angle offering more wind resistance & noise, as well as blocking access to the rear trunk without removing the skis from the carrier.

Whereas, all of the above types allowed you to open the trunk as far as were the ski tails or tips hung over, plus you could take off the targa top & leave the racks, but then the forward rack wasn't secured into the windshield frame slots.

Good Luck! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jan 31 2018, 11:49 PM
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post Feb 11 2018, 09:31 PM
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Here are two more cars with roof racks installed. I found someone that has the front rack for sale. Does anyone happen to have a spare rear bar laying around collecting dust that they'd like to sell? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)





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post Feb 11 2018, 10:39 PM
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Some one should reproduce these for sure ! Hint Hint 914 Rubber (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Feb 11 2018, 10:56 PM
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those are cool.
A slight hijack ... what were the options for a bike rack ?

EDIT ... I searched and look found info . just posting in case others were looking
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...12231&st=80
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post Feb 12 2018, 08:37 PM
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Check these racks....
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post Feb 13 2018, 12:53 AM
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Like it Thanks Jim.
I must say when I read “Check these racks” I thought you had something up your sleeve in the form of racks but great run anyway.
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post Feb 13 2018, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 11 2018, 10:31 PM) *

Here are two more cars with roof racks installed. I found someone that has the front rack for sale. Does anyone happen to have a spare rear bar laying around collecting dust that they'd like to sell? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


First time I've seen that front attachment detail. Always wondered.
Is it stable without the roof on without skis ?
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post Feb 13 2018, 10:24 AM
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When I was a teenager in Seattle I used to see new brightly colored 914s heading for Alpental or Crystal Mountain with actual skis on the racks. Skis I couldn't afford. I thought they were really cool. Of course now that I have 914, I wouldn't drive it that way. My white 914 has driven in snow, but that was in Arizona with the Rt 66 bunch. Who knew I would be needing a ski rack then.

Cool Larmo!
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post Feb 13 2018, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE(wes @ Feb 13 2018, 01:53 AM) *

Like it Thanks Jim.
I must say when I read “Check these racks” I thought you had something up your sleeve in the form of racks but great run anyway.


yea I was expecting a 12 point deer or a elk or something, (IMG:style_emoticons/default/chair.gif)
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post Feb 13 2018, 02:00 PM
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Aren’t those racks called the wislers
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