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2004baja
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WTB Original Baja bike rack

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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have any leads on an original bike rack for the Baja's? I have struck out looking on ebay so far.

Thanks,
Andy
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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They sure are hard to find! I think I've only seen one on eBay in the last three years and I'm on eBay poking around for various things almost everyday.
If you're good with building and fixing things and you're also creative, it really wouldn't be all that hard to make one. A local metal shop would be an advantage as well as simple welding skills and a cheap welder. You could use some parts from a used bike rack and fabricate the other pieces to make your own. They're not complicated at all.
One thing I'm terrible at is computers. I have a few photos which could help you but I don't have a clue how to add photos to my response here.
If someone could fill me in with simple and explicit step by step instructions on how to post photos here, I could post some and you'd see how simple it would be to replicate an OEM Baja bike rack.
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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Thanks Scooby too. I just ended up buying a swagman patrol bike rack and two Yakima wheelhouse to mount on it. It's relatively similar looking.
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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Would you post a pic when you're done? This is something I'm interested in too
1992 Legacy SS, 5mt and heavily modified
2000 Impreza RSTi Coupe
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!
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mike-tracy wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:10 pm Would you post a pic when you're done? This is something I'm interested in too
If you're asking me, you would need to give me step by step instructions on how to add photos here. I don't have a clue how to do it.
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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SoobyToo58 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:27 am
mike-tracy wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:10 pm Would you post a pic when you're done? This is something I'm interested in too
If you're asking me, you would need to give me step by step instructions on how to add photos here. I don't have a clue how to do it.

Are you using a phone or Computer? Because computer is going to be way easier to upload pictures.
1992 Legacy SS, 5mt and heavily modified
2000 Impreza RSTi Coupe
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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I'll try posting what ended up doing. The Swagman can't be bolted on so that is a big difference. We'll see how it is after a few month's of use.
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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Thank you 2004Baja.

Soobytoo58, I'd like to see yours as well.

The basic idea behind posting pictures is opening an account on a free image hosting website. You upload your pictures to that website, then copy the "BBS code" link for each picture into the thread here.

I use Imgur, and I don't mind posting them for you if you want to email them to me. Let me know and I'll private message you my email.
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2000 Impreza RSTi Coupe
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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mike-tracy wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:51 pm Thank you 2004Baja.

Soobytoo58, I'd like to see yours as well.

The basic idea behind posting pictures is opening an account on a free image hosting website. You upload your pictures to that website, then copy the "BBS code" link for each picture into the thread here.

I use Imgur, and I don't mind posting them for you if you want to email them to me. Let me know and I'll private message you my email.
Sure, send me your email address and I'll send you the photos and you can post them here. Just so you know, I never said that I owned a Subaru bike rack. I only said that I have photos.
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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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Long ago there was a bike rack thread - but that seems to have vanished.

Anyway, here is the easy do it yourself rack with a 2x4, some turnbuckles, and some fork mounts. I made this back in 2005 when I bought the car and still use it today... though it could use a little sprucing up.

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Re: WTB Original Baja bike rack

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These are from Soobytoo58, the first part is the OEM Baja bike rack:

Installed:
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Assembled, off the car:
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Installation instructions:
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http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/brandspo ... 0ls400.pdf

And here is the roof mounted bike kit from subaru, It isn't listed as being compatible with the Baja, anyone tried it?
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1992 Legacy SS, 5mt and heavily modified
2000 Impreza RSTi Coupe
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!
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