So I'd been looking at all the options of roof rack baskets out there and decided to build my own. Figured it wouldn't be hard. Looked at other peoples builds and the DepHep and Garvin drop-ins for ideas. So this DIY build I thought I'd share. It's a simple design 30"x48" Aluminum basket like the uni-strut's most people are building. Some items I got were free others payed for. All items can be found or substituted for your needs. I work at a lumber yard so some items i got a discount. Angle was a little tougher to locate. Overall price was about 250$ including what the free stuff might cost. I chose to leave it bare to help reflect the heat away from the already black roof. Materials used: 1/4" x 2" x 4' Aluminum Flat Bar 6pcs 1 3/4" x 8' C-Channel Aluminum 1pcs 2 1/4" x 8' C-Channel Aluminum 1pcs 3" x 5" x 1/2" Angle Iron cut to 6 3" pcs 1/4 x20 x 1" Aluminum Hex Bolts box of 25 1/4" Aluminum Washers bag of 50 1/4" Aluminum Lock nuts box of 25 5/16" x 2" Aluminum Hex Bolts 2 boxes of 10 5/16" Aluminum Washers bag of 50 5/16" Aluminum Lock Nuts box of 25 2" x 3/8" Zinc Vibration Damping Pipe Clamps 6 each Rubber roofing 6 1" strips The hardware I ordered from McMASTER-CARR.com The hardware used and laying out my design. Above: End of rack and mounting bracket. Below The crossbars measure 30" and the rest are all 48" long. Brackets are mounted 7" from front and back ends. Center is 22" behind the front. As you can see it splits the Xterra logo nicely. Check out my build for other things I've done. Any questions feel free to ask. I'd include the links but still new to this whole thread building.