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Interesting roof rack concept to take advantage of the entire top of the Cybertruck.

And to tweak it up a notch I imagine one could come off the front bumper with vertical supports and extend the overhead pipe/lumber rack the full length of the footprint of the CT. Show me what ya got.
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These concepts are awesome, but I’m crazy confused. How are these going to attach to the CT? I’m obviously no engineer, but if the bed rail has the housing for the tonneau cover to slide, can it hold the weight of a rack being placed on it? Or how would a rack system work on the CT? Thx!
 

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These concepts are awesome, but I’m crazy confused. How are these going to attach to the CT? I’m obviously no engineer, but if the bed rail has the housing for the tonneau cover to slide, can it hold the weight of a rack being placed on it? Or how would a rack system work on the CT? Thx!
The structure that supports the entire truck is in those side walls. (Like a box girder bridge over a river; the skateboard is the deck, the sides are... the structure.) It has attachment points built in and is weldable stainless steel.

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The structure that supports the entire truck is in those side walls. (Like a box girder bridge over a river; the skateboard is the deck, the sides are... the structure.) It has attachment points built in and is weldable stainless steel.

-Crissa
Yea they have shown little attachment points on the prototype. they look quite small to me and only 4, one in each corner.
hopefully the real truck has better points to attach to. it would be a shame to have to weld brackets on it. although I guess another option is drilling holes and welding inset nuts, covering with a rubber plug when not in use, or a bolt with an oring on it

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I guess another option is drilling holes and welding inset nuts, covering with a rubber plug when not in use, or a bolt with an oring on it
My Mazda just has nuts exposed in the gutter.

I kinda wish I had some caps for them, but I've gone eight years without.

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Yea they have shown little attachment points on the prototype. they look quite small to me and only 4, one in each corner.
hopefully the real truck has better points to attach to. it would be a shame to have to weld brackets on it. although I guess another option is drilling holes and welding inset nuts, covering with a rubber plug when not in use, or a bolt with an oring on it

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I think you missed 2 points at the peak for a total of six as shown in the Tesla reveal photo of the CT with a ladder rack.
Although the last photo the lines could just be hinges for the sail storage lid

Cybertruck Ladder Rack Charging Tools 4.jpg


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I think you missed 2 points at the peak for a total of six as shown in the Tesla reveal photo of the CT with a ladder rack.
Although the last photo the lines could just be hinges for the sail storage lid


Cybertruck-Roof_rack_attachment_points.jpg
When I was playing around with drawing up a rack, I saw those attachment points and it makes sense. The front is at the A-pillar, the middle is at the vertical structure behind the rear door and the back one is at the corner where all the strength is for the tailgate connection.
 

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They remind me of the points for the other Tesla models that have a roof rack option.
 

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When I was playing around with drawing up a rack, I saw those attachment points and it makes sense. The front is at the A-pillar, the middle is at the vertical structure behind the rear door and the back one is at the corner where all the strength is for the tailgate connection.
You are correct....hmm I did miss it. Thank you.
 

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What is that green thing on top? Is that what I think it is, a portable container that stores excess battery power? Cleaver......

I like the roof bed to transport full sticks of lumber but not the dually wheels
The green containers would be jerry cans of water, based on their color.
 

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I really like the concept, but with a few caveats. I think the fog lights need to go, as they are redundant in a less capable way than Tesla's lightbar right there. Also, I would like to see the drag coefficient respected at least somewhat, in any design.

I would like to see a front bumper that fits like a glove to the CT, though it can protrude forward, in a clean way. I would like that bumper to house a capable winch, covered with a plate door that locks closed.

The rack would be great if it didn't extend beyond the roofline, horizontal from the peak. I would also like to see a heavy cover that could be used to streamline the whole unit when not in use. And, for my own use, I would like a rack system that falls short of the roofline by 8", enough for a closed rooftop tent to fit under the roofline. I prefer to sleep up top, and house all my comforts below in the vault and in the space between the vault and rack. It might also be nice to allow this rack to hinge, making available the solar vault to the sun exposure.

I'm thinking the cd of 0.30 is in huge part what gives the range we see in the different categories. And, I think we can carry the same gear, using a rack and bumper system that respects this. My choice of where to lose some of this is in the tires/wheels I will choose, since this can directly be attributed to significantly greater capability in very many off-road conditions that I will face. peace
 

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This post just brought me to the forum via a google search. Thanks for taking the time to model it out. I can’t wait to see what the aftermarket does with the CT. SEMA is going to be awesome.
 

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Sort of unrelated to the roof rack (which I love): what size tires and what ground clearance are modeled in those renders? The stance of your CT looks better than the real one imo
 
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