Has anyone ever used a luggage rack for luggage???
My first, an 84 with Turbine 13 inchers went from Detroit to California once. To Texas twice. She also took a half dozen trips rafting in Pennsylvania. Each one was with "The Great Blue Cooler" hanging on to the rack. One of those larger coolers. It was a sight, and many folks commented on it.
Ha! I even moved a stuffed chair with the little 84. Had to make due at 20 years of age.
I used the rack on my 84 notchback to carry four folding chairs and a floor lamp. We went shopping, and saw these items on sale. As we left the store I said "oh crap." Wife asked what was wrong and I said the Fiero. Back into the store for bungee cords.
I had a ski rack that I fastened to the luggage rack many winters ago.... eventually graduated to a mini-van (four kids). I also used the rack to cart stuff to the marina for my sailboat in the spring - including a ladder... Lots of cars have roof racks - pretty much the same idea.
It's an excellent handle for moving the cars inside the barn.
@ Jason88notchie, I had an 86 I bought new and I never used the rack for luggage. However, I did use it to move a bookcase through downtown Ann Arbor while my sister was moving in college and again to haul the skeleton of a rocking chair a couple hundred miles north to my parent ' s house. Got a lot of interesting looks and fortunately, no damage.
I've been criticized for having a GT with a spoiler and an aftermarket luggage rack. But it was on the car when I bought it,, (apparently dealer installed from the paper work). It looks better than holes in the decklid so I left it there.
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