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Wanted - Roof Racks 156

Hi,
I'm in NZ.
I'd like to either purchase
  1. Set of Alfa Romeo 156 OEM Roof Racks (Roof Bars)
  2. A Thule Fit Kit 1070 so that i can fit a set of Thule bars to an Alfa 156

The car is a 1998 Alfa 156 Saloon, no roof rails.

Need to be cheap so let me know your best price, but also if easy enough, let me know the shipping to NZ.

Many Thanks for your help,
Ray

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Otherwise, Does anyone have a set of Thule 156 racks currently off the car? Can you please unclip the clip and take some photos, next to a ruler. I'm considering modding the parts i have. Cheers
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I'm sure I've got a 156 saloon footpack somewhere. If I can dig them out I'll let you know later on today. You can have them for the NZ postage if I can find them. Better than sat in my garage.
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Your an absolute legend mate! I look forward to hearing from you. There are some great people on this forum!!
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If Muskie isnt able to find those racks he has, you could try this guy :
Alfa » 156 » Exterior » Accessories Exterior » Tagbagagebærer - 156

You probably wont have to pay VAT for export to NZ...
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Thanks EngholmP, A bit pricey unfortunately but they are new so definitely worth it. Thanks for the link anyway as I may use them as a supplier in the future.

Here the local distributor last sold a set of 1070 to a retailer back in 2009. And the pieces inside kit 1070 are very unique (Pads #22, clamps #584). However he did say the closest kit to a 1070 is likely to be 1014 as for a 91-97 3 series BMW. But sourcing that kit seems to be just as difficult.

My current plan is to modify the fitting kit i already have (It was on a mazda 626/ford telstar tx5). They are completely different but i've worked out i may be able to create something by slicing, bending, and drilling.
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I need to make something similar to this: (Photo is of a part from the 1014 kit)
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update: i purchased a used Thule Kit '1014' last night on ebay from the UK. Will arrive next week so i look forward to seeing if it worksA risk is that the lower hole is too low without enough edge distance to drill another hole. I'll let you know.
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Ooh close...

I've just posted a note to say I've got a set for sale on eBay. I've not been able to get on the forum for a couple of weeks because of the password/email thing and the annoying part is I've just brought them back from NZ to the UK!

The package weighs 7.5Kg and you can have them for free if they don't sell on eBay - it's just the postage that is a pain or it's 6 weeks by sea but cheaper

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1722763932...84.m1555.l2649
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Ooh close...
I've just posted a note to say I've got a set for sale on eBay...... and the annoying part is I've just brought them back from NZ to the UK!
Haha that is so classic!!! I'll watch your set on ebay. I've got the feet, so all i need is the 4 of clamps and 4 of foot pads. So shipping would be around 12.50 pound i think if track n traced (Thats what i paid for the 1014 kit in shipping) .

It's really good to see how the 1070 bracket is supposed to look as haven't seen that before. Any chance you could take some dimensions for me (The bits on the LHS & Centre of your photo:
1 - distance from the lowest edge of the oval hole where it clips in, to the centre of the small hole.
2 - distance fom the lowest edge of the oval hole where it clips in to the lowest end of the clamp.
3 - Diameter of the small hole
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If you find there is a good market for selling the feet independently (750 or 754); I'd be keen to buy the bits in the red circle below and possibly blue for completeness (All that makes up a kit 1070). That would hopefully be cheaper/quicker/easier to post as well.

Awesome how things work out sometimes :-) Good luck with the auction and keep me posted.
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Sorry mate. Been away this week. I've had a look and can only find my set for my old 159. I'm sure there's another set for a 156 in there somewhere. I will have another rummage. Not the tidiest of garages!
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Sorry mate. Been away this week. I've had a look and can only find my set for my old 159. I'm sure there's another set for a 156 in there somewhere. I will have another rummage. Not the tidiest of garages!
No Worries at all. I'm sure your garage is no worse than mine.

If you come across your 1070 kit do let me know. As mentioned above i only need the clamps & pads, not the 750 or 754 'feet'. My BMW kit is on-route to NZ at the moment so imagine It'll arrive this week. But long term i'd much rather use the proper kit than a kit i've bodged up. Would hate to lose a roof box at high speed ;-{

If anyone has photos of their 156 saloon with roof boxes do feel free to add them here. I'm keen to see how it looks.
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No Worries at all. I'm sure your garage is no worse than mine.

If you come across your 1070 kit do let me know. As mentioned above i only need the clamps & pads, not the 750 or 754 'feet'. My BMW kit is on-route to NZ at the moment so imagine It'll arrive this week. But long term i'd much rather use the proper kit than a kit i've bodged up. Would hate to lose a roof box at high speed ;-{

If anyone has photos of their 156 saloon with roof boxes do feel free to add them here. I'm keen to see how it looks.
My first ever Alfa...
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Issue Closed guys.
The BMW 3 Series Thule Kit 1014 Fit perfectly!! If any of you have the same issue finding a 1070 kit, definitely try looking for a 1014 kit.
Apply the x & y dimensions as per the 1070 instructions.
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Issue Closed guys.
The BMW 3 Series Thule Kit 1014 Fit perfectly!! If any of you have the same issue finding a 1070 kit, definitely try looking for a 1014 kit.
Apply the x & y dimensions as per the 1070 instructions.
Here's a photo of the Racks & Roof Box on my 156.
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