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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012
    Jacksonville, North Carolina

    Default Extended Cab Roof Racks?

    Hi, I'm new here. But, I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 Ext. Cab. I was wondering if anyone has done one before, and what the outcome was. I have only been able to find roof racks for crew cabs online. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2


    ive never done one but check out im sure they would have what your looking for. also could try if autoanything doesnt have it.

    2010 Silverado Z71


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Jacksonville, North Carolina


    I have looked through all those sites before. I'm kind of looking for a more aggressive look. Here's one one Defender that I like but it only fits crew cabs. Anyone know of something like that for extended cab?

    I like the new gas prices, don't you?

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    theres a link to one, it measures 50 inches by 50 inches. just scroll down the page til you see the chevy logo then look for the 1999-2012 silverado

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    I've had the roof rack, on my truck, apart. It is probably very similar to the rack for the crew cab trucks.

    Each side has 3 main parts, the front and rear end pieces that bolt to the truck, and the side rail. The side rail is extruded aluminum; so, it is the same shape through out it's length.

    I am sure the crew cab model could be cut down to fit a crew cab.

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

  6. #6


    I'm searching the net right now trying to find one aswell, with the same results. I really like the Defender but like said I can only find them for crew cabs. The 4' x 5' x 4" is what they list for the crew cabs but they also offer a 4' x 4' x4" and I think thats what you and I are looking for.

    My trucks got about an inch of ice and a foot on the snow on the roof right now so measuring my roof isn't an option.

    Does anybody know how long the roof is front to rear on an 04 silverado extended cab?

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    Sorry, I never measured mine...

  8. #8



    Go back into the defender site and look at the bolt together model (ignore links to gallery). I think I would buy the bolt-together, and leave the center piece out, or modify their center-piece to fit your need. It would be a snap to can get the appropriate tubing sleeves from Home Depot, and it would look factory. I like that idea.

    Or, you could go all the way custom, doing your own with tubing from HD. Use a tubing bender to get the bends you want from a 16' piece of tubing, then join them using the next size up tubing as a sleeve. Use lightweight 2" flat bar stock, also from HD, and cut it and bend it to fit the size you need. Seriously, if you drew it up to fit exactly what you wanted, I bet the stock would not cost over $30, plus your choice of paint color (body match???), and could be done in maybe three or four hours, tops. Wish you lived close...that would be a fun project to do. No welding needed, sheet metal screws all the way, would be very stout, and tight-looking.

    Jim, Las Vegas.

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    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Long Island, NY


    Wow, that's cool. post back if you find one that is an exact fit or if you decide to modify one as suggested by buckmeister2.
    2004 GMC Sierra SLT Z71, Truxedo Low Pro QT tonneau cover, Rhinoliner bed liner, Putco side rails, Weathertech window deflectors and floor mats, AMP Research bed extender, GMC cloth seat covers, light bar, lights and more to come.

  10. #10


    I like the Defender 50x50, but as a Duck Dynasty fan, Willie has a Yakima rack that looks very similar to the Defender rack on his ext cab. He's got the newest body style of couse, but it looks damn good.Click image for larger version. 

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