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A look at principle types of luggage carriers and some recommendations on how each can be best used.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1974 (v.52#4) pg. 22

Build a car-top luggage carrier from two sheets of plywood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1985 (v.8#10) pg. 17, 29

Tips on transporting building materials.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #189 Apr 1978 (v.28#4) pg. 14

Tips for securing loads of lumber on a car top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 75

An enclosed car top carrier you can build from exterior plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 58

Tips on loading a roof or trunk-mounted luggage rack to reduce wind resistance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 110

Packing to beat the wind. How to wrap and secure luggage in a roof- or trunk-mounted luggage rack.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 53

Hauling lumber home. How to do it safety. Includes information on car roof racks. Sketches show how to tie a "Trucker's Hitch", an ideal knot for tying down a load.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 68

Tip: Build a decorative roof rack for your pickup shell (or car) from wooden handrails designed for boats.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 14

Piece of PVC pipe only on the rear crossbar of a luggage rack will make it easier to load and unload a long ladder from the top of a van.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 22

Tip on using a bicycle U-lock to secure an extension ladder to a luggage rack.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 30

Tip on using rope slings to transport lumber by automobile.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 16

Car-top rack combines commercially available roof brackets with shop-built load bars, flatbed and rails. Optional bicycle-carrier hardware can be incorporated into the rack.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 73, 74

Tip on keeping wind from flapping sheets of plywood, drywall, etc. when hauling them on top of a car.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.13#7) pg. 66

Tip: Four hooks, made from reinforcing steel and covered with pieces of garden hose, are used to haul long pieces of lumber with your automobile.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 7

Enclosed luggage carrier for car top.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #432 May 1964 (v.60) pg. 110

Car-top luggage carrier built from aluminum tubing and wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #489 Feb 1969 (v.65) pg. 114

Increase your car's cargo capacity. Tips on using utility trailers and car-top carriers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 111

Cartop carriers are made from 2x4's, L-brackets, turnbuckles, and carpet scraps. Est. cost: $10.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #84 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 98

Weatherproof car top wooden luggage compartment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.122#2) pg. 122

Cartop rack for Volkswagen. Will support boats, tobaggans and lumber up to 14 ft. long. Removes from car when not in use. Est. cost: $5.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1966 (v.126#2) pg. 150

Three-way "Travelpod" is a boat, a camper and a car-top equipment carrier all in one.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1970 (v.133#2) pg. 158

Tips on how to secure cartop tie down lines.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 123

Bracket that can be adapted for either a station wagon or van will hold a canoe paddles and fishing rods securely while traveling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1978 (v.149#6) pg. 69

Tip: How to haul plywood sheets on your car top without having them "flap" in the breeze.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1982 (v.158#1) pg. 47

Tip: Install adjustable cargo straps in your auto trunk to keep articles from tumbling and making messy spills.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 26

Use nylon webbing and pop rivets to install retainer straps in your trunk. Use them to secure emergency equipment and other items which you carry in your trunk.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 50

Car-top carrier for vacation luggage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1965 (v.187#1) pg. 138

"S" shaped brackets made from plumbing pipe are used to carry long pieces of lumber with your car. The padded brackets hang on the passenger side doors (with the windows open).
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1983 (v.222#5) pg. 148

Vintage trunks. Adding a rear-mounted storage trunk unit to a Model A Tudor.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 19

Build fairings for your roof racks to improve gas mileage.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #54 Apr-May 1987 pg. 91

Solder short lengths of copper pipe into yolks for transporting long boards using an ordinary automobile.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 16

What you should know before you haul. Advice on securing a load of lumber to your automobile.
WOOD MAGAZINE #71 Aug 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 78
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 10

How to haul lumber and plywood with an ordinary passenger car. Three pages of photos, sketches and text on ways to support or fasten 4x8 sheets, drywall and long boards. Includes information on how to calculate weight to avoid overloading problems.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 38