Superbeef Roof Rack Bracket System GM+Ford
***Roof rack brackets are going to powder coat the week of 10/20 and will ship the 1st week of November.***
The Timberline Superbeef roof rack bracket system is the perfect solution for mounting your custom-built roof rack on your full-size GM or Ford van. The design is based on the popular "L" style gutter mount brackets seen on a lot of utility vans. We've taken it several steps further by implementing reinforcement angles that are bent to fit, increasing the load capacity several fold on the design. Improvements include additional mounting slots to create flexibility across all installations.
Check the photo of Express/Savana van gutters showing two types of seam sealer. Some GM vans have a very thick profile of seam sealer on the gutter area. This can impede tight installation or require additional "massaging" to fit correctly. Please check your GM van if that's what this is for prior to purchase.
Due to the shape of vans, mounting an awning on the side of 3 brackets generally requires putting some spacers on the rear-most bracket face to compensate for this. We do not provide spacers or bracket mods as part of this kit.
We have built these for many years now and have tinkered with the design periodically. The current design does not have any TV branding on the face. It has 3 carriage bolt mounting holes and two large holes for universal equipment/awning mounting.The width of the cross-brace has been extended to provide additional mounting slots. The images shown on the red van most closely resemble the current product. A few sets will be available with no coating on the main brackets. The footer clamps for these will still be coated to prevent paint damage on the body of your van.
This design comes with (4x) tall brackets and (2x) shorter brackets that compensate for the curvature of your roof. The system is adjustable and has multiple mounting slots for your rack to ease installation.
We went out and built a bunch of full-length roof racks for Ford E-series and G-series vans, installed them for people, and waited to hear back. That worked well for about 50 racks, then we started building some heavier "walkable" steel racks. They got pretty heavy, then we had some customers load them with 1000lbs of gear and go out wheelin' in the desert and the support brackets just wouldn't hold up.
The result is a modified version of the popular "L" style gutter mount brackets seen on a lot of utility racks but totally beefed out.
These are the perfect universal-style gutter mount brackets for your roof racks. They are designed to work with the E-series vans and G-series vans and will hold an incredible amount of weight (we're not sure how much).
Our brackets are built from 10 gauge HRPO steel and each one is gusseted with boxed steel angles. These will work in pairs or quads, however, our basic kit is designed to use (3) pairs to mount a complete full roof rack on your van.
Brackets come powder-coated black and the footers are coated in a proprietary plastic material to keep from damaging the paint below your gutter. Hardware to attach the footers and angle brackets are included.
Construction / Sizing Notes:
The front and rear brackets have a little under 3.5" of rise and the center brackets have less to compensate for the curvature of your roof. This design keeps the mounting surface close to the top of the van to keep the rack profile as low as possible.
The top portion of the bracket extends in 6 inches to give you freedom for mounting options. The tips of the mounting surface have a slotted hole for a 1/4" bolt or use a carriage bolt to keep everything very clean looking.
Fitment Designed for:
Van Side - 1992-2014 Ford E-series vans (short or extended), 2003-current G-series vans. (Chevrolet Express/GM Savana)
These will absolutely fit earlier models, and other gutter-style vehicles, however, these are the only models we've actually fitted them on.
Standard hand tools
(4) "Tall brackets" (2) "Short brackets" gutter clamps, and hardware. We include hardware to attach 1.5" thick steel or aluminum square/round tubing to the brackets, however no guarantees that all custom racks will interface with that hardware.
Tips / Skill Level:
1-10 (10 being the most difficult) Level 1
This product may work with other model vehicles.
Shipping, Fulfillment, Taxes, Quality, and Returns
- Shipping: Our components are carefully wrapped & packaged and shipped via UPS, USPS, or FedEx, depending on what is available. If you require a particular carrier, please contact us ahead of your purchase. Customers in Colorado may arrange for in-person pickup within 1-2 business days of purchase.
- Shipping/Fulfillment time for components: We typically ship within 1-2 business days of your order and we carefully monitor our inventory. In the event that we are unable to meet that timeframe, we will contact you and arrange either a full refund or a timeframe for fulfillment agreeable to the customer.
- Taxes: Colorado residents must pay a sales tax of 7.5%, no sales tax is collected on out-of-state shipments currently.
Quality and Returns: We are consistently complimented on the quality of our products and the ease of installation. Fabricated components are generally hand-built here in Colorado by seasoned professionals. Replacement or aftermarket parts are only offered in high-grade options.
If you are in any way disappointed in the components, we will issue a full refund less the cost of shipping when the product is returned within 30 days of receipt. If you decide to return any components that didn't apply to your build or you changed your mind about, a shipping +15 % restocking fee will be deducted from the refund.