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Old 02-03-2004, 02:47 PM   #1
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I want to remove the luggage rack on my tahoe. I know that the outer part comes off with just torx screws, but what do I fill the holes with and how do I get the center part off.
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:20 AM   #2
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You would have to get them shaved just like any other part on the truck, they fill the hole, smooth it out and repaint.
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I have seen it where you just pop in little rubber or plastic fillers, and that is the end of it. Perhaps you have to silicone them in but it is a lot less of a pain in the *** than shaving. I was just curious if you guys knew where i could get those fillers.
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done that numerous times
Any parts store - or autobody supply
I siliconed them in
Basicaly it is a body,fender plug or fastener.
Better than shaving and painting the roof.
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Better than shaving and painting the roof.

Better...no...cheaper...yes
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What about the center pieces of the roof rack??
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What about the center pieces of the roof rack??
They are adhesive backed. - Peel off and clean the sheetmetal
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Better...no...cheaper...yes
My opinion it is better - no welding - dont have to drop the headliner - no filler - no sanding - dont have to paint and clear the roof - retain the factory paint and the rack can be put back on if needed.

Better as far as custom looking - no - nothing better than a good shave

Just have to go for what pleases you and the look your going for.
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My police issue 1999 Tahoe did not come with a roof rack:

www.ls1tech.com/99Tahoe/xcar8.jpg
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Can I take the Chrome trim on the fenders off just like the trim on the doors on the tahoe?? Does it just come off with heat??
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