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Old 09-27-09, 07:00 AM   #16
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Thank you very much. We (bunch of us through the years) thought that the only way you can remove your rack was to get the long strips to replace the holes.

Awesome find!

Please let me know if this will work:

From what I have seen, I can order just the Roof drip Covers (4 pieces, 2 on each side) and 4 brackets (all identical). Then the bolts can be re-used if cut to length and rubber gaskets used.

Lastly how much was the shipping for the items you bought? I am comptemplating on just getting the stuff from my local Lexus unless I am thinking of ordering other supplies from Sewel, like oil filter, air filter, etc..

Thanks again!

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Old 09-28-09, 03:09 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Kendig;4868395]Prices for the parts I used (after Sewell discount; check the vendor forum for the current code):
4 covers 18.56
4 brackets 11.24
8 bolts w/washers 16.64

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Are the above prices each or total for all of them?

For example: 4 covers for $18.56? Or each cover is worth $18.56?

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Old 09-29-09, 04:14 PM   #18
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prices I gave are totals. see sewellpartsonline.com, click catalog quick shop and enter part numbers. note they do not include shipping, you have to start an order to see what that will be. Don't forget to look up Sewell's discount code in the vendor forum. (And even if you can get another dealer to match Sewell's price, please keep in mind that Sewell is a supporter of ClubLexus, and their people took the time to help me identify just which parts were needed. )
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Old 09-29-09, 05:06 PM   #19
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Thanks a bunch! Got it.
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Old 10-01-09, 01:17 PM   #20
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Ordered the parts...can not wait until I get them, I will post similar pics, too! Roof rack, say sayonara! But kendig has a good point, anytime you want the rack back...will be easy to do.
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Old 10-03-09, 04:19 PM   #21
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What would happen if you didnt use the bracket and just placed the cover over?
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Old 10-04-09, 06:08 AM   #22
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What would happen if you didnt use the bracket and just placed the cover over?
You won't have anything to hold the cover onto the car, it'll fly off.
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Old 10-04-09, 06:47 AM   #23
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What would happen if you didnt use the bracket and just placed the cover over?
The bracket holds the cover. Or else you can glue it.

Now, why would you do that? The bracket is not expeensive.
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Old 10-07-09, 08:06 AM   #24
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Parts received and DIY done, will post additional information to help some of you who might attempt to do this.

Thanks to Kendig.
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Old 10-07-09, 09:19 AM   #25
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1st of all the part numbers that Kendig gave are the right ones. I opted to get the bolts locally at Home Depot.

Thanks to kendig, here we go:
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And some more:
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Old 10-07-09, 09:22 AM   #27
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I bought the parts from Sewell and they delivered pretty quickly, it was time to get some supplies anyway.

Good luck to some of you who might want to try the NEKKID roof!
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Old 10-07-09, 11:27 AM   #28
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how much effort did it require to lift and pry the rack off in the first step?
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Old 10-07-09, 12:42 PM   #29
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Not much, just be patient, it will pop out, do not worry about yanking it.
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Not much, just be patient, it will pop out, do not worry about yanking it.
I would recommend covering the rear window spoiler to prevent scratches. The back end cap of the rail (the part to remove to get to the bolts) slides out in that general direction.
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