Cool project, looks great (using wood is a nice touch)...Thanks for sharing!Finally decided to give the roof rack some much needed love. The basket and crossbars were getting quite rusty, so I sanded everything down and sprayed a few good coats of Rust Check Stone Shield.
The plastic fairing was also looking super rough and warped, so I cut one out of wood and threw a few coats of tung oil for shine/protection. The fairing is held on with some rust-free fasteners and some Yakima fairing brackets. Very excited to get it back on the 5!
And yes, those are bike handlebar risers attaching the basket to the crossbars!
Enjoy the attached detail shots:
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