"Aristocrat Roof Rack" and factory availability

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  1. joelweb

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    Hi,

    I have a 71 800B Comanche that is equipped with the so called "Aristocrat Roof Rack." My line setting ticket doesn't show the rack, but I'm pretty pretty certain it was installed by the factory or dealer and I've seen this rack on other Comanches.

    Mine is a little on the rusty side and I've been looking for a replacement.

    In my search I've noticed this rack in photos on scouts that are not Aristocrats or Comanches and I'm wondering if this roof rack was available on all scout 800A/B models as a factory option?

    I think it was and am wondering if anyone can confirm this? Below is a photo of mine for reference.

    the comanche rear.jpg
     
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  3. MyScout800

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    Roof racks were a dealer installed option when not directly associated with the Aristocrat. There are two official styles of roof racks for the 800s, the Aristocrat with downward aft leggings and a small top only unit. The roof top one basically looks like the Aristocrat without the downward legs. On another note, a small ski rack attachment could also be purchased that would directly bolt up to your rack. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Jeff H.

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    On my 1971 800B comanhe, there is no rack. My father owned it since new from the dealer (I was 8) and know it did not come with one.
    Dealer installed???
     
  5. Dana Strong

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    I would expect that even if it was a normally factory installed feature, it could be ordered without one. I f so, then your LST might show it's deletion rather than an addition. Do you have the LST to check?

    I just put my parts books away last night so can't easily check right now, but am fairly certain that I've seen roofracks listed in section 16 of them. Do you have access to such a book (MT123 I think) to check for yourself?
     
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    here's a pic from MT-87 Necessories' catalog LOOK MYRON B., same page ! jeff
     

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    Cool. Was that Aristocrat tire carrier to allow for the rallye wheel center caps?
     
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    My '71 800B has both the downward roof racks and the Aristocrat tire carrier but it was definitely not an Aristocrat, at least no other signs and LST does not show anything either.:cornfused:
     
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    Jeff, I know this is an old post but can you give me the model # or publication name of the catalog you reference in the two pics from this thread? Looking to get info on the artistrocrat roof rack myself and other accessories as well...thanks.
     
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    Are you looking for the rack? I may be selling mine.
     
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    I am if it's reasonable and in decent shape...I also have a ton of parts, maybe we can trade something we agree on...just throwing that out there...
     
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    I'm interested in a roof rack, if anyone ever reads this who has one available.

    6417329144 anytime.

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    I may have a spare but it won’t come easy
     
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    Still looking for a complete 800 roof rack.
     

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