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pmoomba
10-28-2009, 07:11 AM
My Outback V doesn't have a bow rail and that's something I'd like to eventually add. Is this basically the same process as installing a cleat or is there more to it? Is there anywhere to get the rails or do I need to get the parts ordered through a dealer?

mmandley
10-28-2009, 09:21 AM
There was a thread a few months ago on this topic. It also talked about rails coming lose.

As where to buy a rail im not sure.

As to the installation it was a matter of drilling the holes into the spot where you want the rail. They do a contortionist move to get the bolts up there and tighten it down. Might want to add some bracing from metal or that back wood/fiber board stuff they make the engine to ballast area covers out of. I cant think of that material.

Heres that Thread i mentioned.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=8843&highlight=hand+rail

cab13367
10-28-2009, 02:51 PM
My Outback V doesn't have a bow rail and that's something I'd like to eventually add. Is this basically the same process as installing a cleat or is there more to it? Is there anywhere to get the rails or do I need to get the parts ordered through a dealer?

Overton's sells them.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/search.cgi

http://www.overtons.com/assets/images/products/medium/31929_M1.jpg

Just drill the holes and insert the studs, then put stainless fender washers and locknuts on the other side. Might need a deep socket and a long extension. I wouldn't think you would need to reinforce it as it's just a grab rail.