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Just bought a focus zxw. I like having a roof rack to carry stuff. I saw Ford pricing of 160-180$ per crossbar so decided to go cheap.
Junkyard visit produced 3 toyota seinna minivan crossbars for 30$. They looked like they might be adaptable.
Turns out they needed some mods
First neede to cut about 3" from each side of
here 3 cut down crossbars
crossbars

cut extrusion

then had to mod crossbar ends

turns into
 

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assembled crossbar and end

still have a little fine tuning to do (no closeups yet).
But here is almost finished product


still need to shorten them a hair, and put the third one on
but 30$ and 2 hours of work--maybe another hour to get them perfect[:D]
I am cheap cheap cheap[clap]
 

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Good writeup on making similar pieces work on the cheap.

Well done.
 
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