I haven't wanted to install an original chrome roof rack on my wagon because it would involve drilling holes, and I can't bring myself to marring the 50-year-old roof. So I've been on the lookout for a removable roof rack of some kind. And finally, I scored this cool old wooden rack with canvas straps and rubber suction cups!
One strap has been replaced with nylon, so to get it back to being authentic I'm going to be on the lookout for a vintage strap similar to the others.
I don't envision actually using this rack for anything other than display, so I'm not too worried about the condition of the rest of the original strapping. And I got a heckuva deal on the pair -- just $3 !!! I'm guessing that the wood was originally varnished, so I plan to clean up the wood pieces and give them a fresh coat.
At another estate sale, I found a bag that probably got moved from car to car over the years. Inside were a very cool plastic ice scraper, whisk broom, and this never-been-used canvas and tin automotive first aid kit!