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General Discussion => Got Gear? => Topic started by: Slapshotking09 on February 11, 2014, 05:38:40 PM

Title: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Slapshotking09 on February 11, 2014, 05:38:40 PM
Just got my drop-in roof rack for the X from the member Whattha on here.

Great guy to deal with and an awesome product from him. It comes bare steel, which means you can paint it whatever color you want.

My rack needed to have rear light holes, clear the locking wetbox handle while also clearing my goib ladder when the hatch is up. Nik makes the basket as big as possible. You don't need to separately order an extension part or anything. Measure twice, cut once.

Basket also comes with holes already drilled so all you need to do is pick up the hardware from a store and a drill bit to drill the holes in the two roof rails.

Whattha Drop-in Roof Basket: $200

Here's some pics

(http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x422/slapshotking09/Mobile%20Uploads/D9C81A26-FFCC-42FE-BEDD-EF17D4268633_zpsjmmzx60c.jpg) (http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/slapshotking09/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D9C81A26-FFCC-42FE-BEDD-EF17D4268633_zpsjmmzx60c.jpg.html)

(http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x422/slapshotking09/Mobile%20Uploads/3DEED82F-F5C3-40A8-BA37-59A8C5C66FF4_zpsidpul7s0.jpg) (http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/slapshotking09/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3DEED82F-F5C3-40A8-BA37-59A8C5C66FF4_zpsidpul7s0.jpg.html)

(http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x422/slapshotking09/Mobile%20Uploads/7ADC3930-5EB7-443E-A11A-7ADD80D85BB8_zpspta24urg.jpg) (http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/slapshotking09/media/Mobile%20Uploads/7ADC3930-5EB7-443E-A11A-7ADD80D85BB8_zpspta24urg.jpg.html)

(http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x422/slapshotking09/Mobile%20Uploads/5D71331F-26E2-4130-AE5A-551471A0FF8F_zpsk4hjzzz8.jpg) (http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/slapshotking09/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5D71331F-26E2-4130-AE5A-551471A0FF8F_zpsk4hjzzz8.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: sunny1881 on February 11, 2014, 07:15:22 PM
Looks good Vince! I had a dephep, very functional.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on February 11, 2014, 09:18:58 PM
Damn it add something else to my want list and great price. Looks great!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Stoic V on February 20, 2014, 12:14:47 PM
Looks great. This is my next mod.. Ill be ordering one in the next month or so... Im glad i got to see some pictures first.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: HBIII on February 20, 2014, 02:47:34 PM
Mine is being worked on now. I'll post pics once I get it.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: DBAX on March 04, 2014, 08:50:45 PM
looks tight  8)
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Stoic V on April 22, 2014, 06:17:46 PM
Love it!
Great price, great communication, and great product!!!!

Almost bolted it down here, it did a good job keeping my stuff together. (During the 40 mile ride home)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0306.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0306.jpg.html)
Cleaned,  Primered and painted
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0311.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0311.jpg.html)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0325.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0325.jpg.html)
Installed with custom mount for Hi-Lift. Hopefully this mount will work out.
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0333.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0333.jpg.html)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0335.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0335.jpg.html)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0336.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0336.jpg.html)
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on April 22, 2014, 08:55:31 PM
Thanks for posting the pics!

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Title: Re:
Post by: TeguTerra on April 22, 2014, 09:05:46 PM
Wow, that's a nice rack and super clean, will for sure have to get one of those eventually.

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Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 22, 2014, 07:56:43 AM
Now I'm wondering if a drop in might be better for me rather than a full replacement. Plus more affordable. I do like my wet gear box.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on July 22, 2014, 10:36:24 AM
have couple questions:

1.Can you add a place to carry a shovel.
2.I see you have added a mount for the high-lift is that extra.
3.could you also add way carry a 34" tire
4. can you still access your wet box

sorry for all the Q & A

Brent
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on July 22, 2014, 07:56:21 PM
Yea a couple of guys that have purchased a basket from me have done shovel mounts. Pretty easy addition really. Yes I do charge a little bit more for a lift mount.  It depends on what you are looking to do exactly. HBIII just bought the hardware for his high lift and it mounted right to the rack. As for the tire question, the rack can handle the weight no problem, I would just need to figured out how you wanted it mounted.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Jo-BOB on August 03, 2014, 10:23:58 PM
Got mine about a month ago. Awesome job, and looks great. highly recommended.
Title: Re:
Post by: TeguTerra on August 04, 2014, 09:16:17 AM
Hey Whattha,  what's the wait time on getting one of these made?   My b-day is on the 7th and might talk my wife into one for my b day
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on August 04, 2014, 07:46:28 PM
Not a whole lot of wait time. I am usually able to turn them out in around 6 weeks depending on my work schedules of course. Hit me up 480-206-5339.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 06, 2014, 06:29:22 PM
I got mine recently. I love it. I just gotta accessorize it and probably paint it again.

Here it is unpainted. I'll post picks of it painted and setup in my rig thread.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15275208569_0ef165390c_z.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15275261730_ff6ec2d446_z.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15275400267_51dbec211f_z.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on October 07, 2014, 01:58:20 AM
looks great.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Ghostrider on December 28, 2014, 10:00:21 AM
how much?
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Jo-BOB on December 30, 2014, 01:59:10 PM
Used mine on my last road trip. Worked awesome. I bought a raingler net with it and its perfect for carrying a load.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Chuy on December 31, 2014, 03:26:37 PM
How much does it weigh? Any chance of an aluminum model?
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on January 01, 2015, 08:00:46 PM
Chuy I have thought about doing an aluminum one but I do not have a way to weld it. Maybe one day I will have time to try to do one up. They are probably around 60-70 lbs. They are sturdy and built to last.
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on January 01, 2015, 08:04:25 PM
Ghostrider the base cost of a rack is $200. Just depends what additions you want.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 04, 2015, 03:45:34 PM
Speaking of additions I think at some point I'll want to add or modify mine to mount the the lift and or other tools.
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on January 04, 2015, 07:42:16 PM
That works pinchel just keep me posted on what you want.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Jo-BOB on January 05, 2015, 07:16:19 AM
Whattha, have you looked into a way to mount a gas can or rotopack to your drop in roof rack?
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on January 07, 2015, 09:10:09 AM
I have not. I am sure I could find a way to attach them to it. I would need the can or pack to see how to fit it best though.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Myke-R on February 12, 2015, 09:27:22 AM
I will be looking to purchase one of these in March, how can I send payment, as I am in Tucson? What is your preferred method.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Conundrum on April 13, 2015, 05:21:30 PM
Are these available for a Gen1? Thanks, looks overbuilt, but perfect for what I'd need.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on April 14, 2015, 12:05:46 PM
Are these available for a Gen1? Thanks, looks overbuilt, but perfect for what I'd need.

Yes,  he made his first 1st gen for me. LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Conundrum on April 14, 2015, 12:51:33 PM
OK Thanks, I'd seen his phone number a few posts back and will give him a call when I'm ready, might be a little while yet.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on May 08, 2015, 02:47:23 PM
I am working on a new design of a rack for a member.  I it almost a full replacement.  Let me know what you guys think.
(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150426_131659_zpswvm75o2c.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150426_131659_zpswvm75o2c.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092407_zpssrghowjl.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092407_zpssrghowjl.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092511_zps55j6wzr4.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092511_zps55j6wzr4.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092620_zpsh9vc6g0s.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092620_zpsh9vc6g0s.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092631_zps7yrilxfa.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_092631_zps7yrilxfa.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_093643_zpsvw9aoc8r.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_093643_zpsvw9aoc8r.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on May 08, 2015, 04:35:46 PM
Hmm, interesting...
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Conundrum on May 08, 2015, 05:36:08 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on May 08, 2015, 07:05:21 PM
I do like the look of that.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on May 10, 2015, 01:36:15 AM
Hmm, will have to watch this post. 
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: AWIZRD on May 10, 2015, 02:10:55 PM
Watching closely. Interest peeked!
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on May 22, 2015, 03:18:02 PM
Here are some more progress pics of my new design. 
(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150522_084343_zpsd1j04ke6.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150522_084343_zpsd1j04ke6.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150519_090315_zps1wa6rgcj.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150519_090315_zps1wa6rgcj.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150520_082245_zpszk17zn8j.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150520_082245_zpszk17zn8j.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150520_082255_zpsrjxqsxa1.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150520_082255_zpsrjxqsxa1.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143849_zpseohtbgjw.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143849_zpseohtbgjw.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143917_zpsah5aefyr.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143917_zpsah5aefyr.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143901_zpsbayo8rfy.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143901_zpsbayo8rfy.jpg.html)(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143943_zpspg0wcz4a.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150522_143943_zpspg0wcz4a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on June 08, 2015, 12:14:18 PM
Here is the finished product.  Let me know what you all think.  It is a prototype.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150605_133253_zpssajqbxk0.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150605_133253_zpssajqbxk0.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150605_133304_zpsqdkkylnv.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150605_133304_zpsqdkkylnv.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151357_zpsgmfes7yf.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151357_zpsgmfes7yf.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151406_zpsev6y1czh.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151406_zpsev6y1czh.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151429_zpsqy9d7b0q.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151429_zpsqy9d7b0q.jpg.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o614/Whattha0428/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151459_zps4hezlb4w.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/Whattha0428/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_151459_zps4hezlb4w.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 08, 2015, 12:56:46 PM
 I like it. Do you think you could make a ladder for my rack?
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 08, 2015, 08:20:07 PM
Looks good, I would worry about smaller things falling through or getting stuff stuck on it.  Maybe you could save yourself welds by using fewer cross braces and a sheet of expanded metal over it all. 
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Jo-BOB on June 09, 2015, 09:11:13 AM
you have my attention also good sir.
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on June 09, 2015, 06:42:12 PM
Hammer,
Yeah I have done a rack like that. It does help but I still use the same amount of cross members. The rack is probably over engineered but it is built to last. As for things falling through, personally I have not had any issues. If it is small I keep it in the rig larger bins, boxes, or bags go up on top. That is how I roll.

Pinchel,
I have not done one before. I would like to look and see how the Gobi rack mounts to the truck. I have never seen one up close.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: AZXTERRA 1994 (Jake) on June 17, 2015, 06:55:00 PM
I like it! How much would one of these run me?
Title: Re:
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on June 17, 2015, 08:40:14 PM
Standard rack is $200. Depending on addional options from the price goes up. I am currently on hold for racks. I am moving between homes. Should be settled soon and I have one rack on order now I need to finish once I am done with this one I will be open to more orders.
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Clifford3200 on June 18, 2015, 12:24:24 PM
I'm a big fan of the closed cargo, are there any future plans for putting a locking box in there?
Title: Re: Members Product: Drop-in Basket
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 19, 2015, 02:17:09 AM
I'm a big fan of the closed cargo, are there any future plans for putting a locking box in there?

I'm sure you could find a locking toolbox around that size.  The main issue is cost.
Title: "Whatta" Drop In Roof Basket /Hi-Lift Mount Review
Post by: Chuy on August 09, 2015, 06:54:42 PM
There is already a long review thread about this rack under the gear section, but here is my story.

I picked up my basket about a month ago and have done several trips with it mounted so far. Today I finally had some time to mount the Hi-Lift and test it out in the Buckeye play area.

Initial impressions:
- Whatta is a super cool guy, I had great communication, easy to deal with and arrange pickup.
- The roof rack is welded well and has beads all the way around each joining section.
- The rack has a great design which further strengthens the stock roof rack and utilizes the full roof

After trip impressions
- The rack held up very well as expected on multiple short and long trips on and off-road
- An off the shelf spider net from Home Depots works perfectly to keep cargo in place with the 8 mounting hooks
- Hi-Lift mount is plenty strong and you can reverse the hardware to have it mounted outside the rack

Big thanks to Stoic V for helping me with the bolt dimensions needed and for requesting the first rack design. Its because of his post and pictures I ordered one.

My stock 2nd Gen OR suspension is horrendous and rough off road, but all of my gear stayed in place without any movement. My only issue now is that with the Hi-Lift mounted I can't fit the X in the garage.

This is a must need piece of gear if you ever plan to use your roof rack. It is a superb value for what you get and the capabilities it provides.

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Medeco1/IMG_2638_zpsu13iltxr.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Medeco1/DSC_8624_zpsxd72ewkj.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Medeco1/DSC_8603_zpspwmk5zjo.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Medeco1/DSC_8945_zpsjhr4habw.jpg)
Title: Re: "Whatta" Drop In Roof Basket /Hi-Lift Mount Review
Post by: Stoic V on August 10, 2015, 08:19:58 AM
Im glad it worked out for you.  It looks great. 
I had the same issue with the high lift. It was about 1/2 inch to tall to fit in my garage.
Title: Re: "Whatta" Drop In Roof Basket /Hi-Lift Mount Review
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on August 03, 2016, 10:32:38 AM
Thank you for the great write up.  Cheers!! 8)