I use the crap out of it. Added a fork mount bike rack, hauls bikes several times per week. I put pipe insulation on the bars and use it to haul lumber and long runs of exhaust pipe.Thule works and lots of different fittings. I have Kayak rather than canoe carriers (and a couple of bike holders).
Durable. Not cheap and definitely not vintage looking.
Carbonmike's classic rack looks spiffy. I would be afraid to use it!
For anyone interested - I have an identical factory rack like Michael's (northNH) coming off my '66 Amazon wagon. All original, with some aged patina.Ron, thanks as always for your perspective, as it has perhaps raised more questions that only inquiring minds might want to know.
My late '60s Accessories Catalogues show two very similar-but-not-identical-style permanently attached roof racks, one for Amazon and one for 145. The 145 rack has a third (center) pair of mounting feet to support the rails and slats; my rack is four-footed...
Also my rack is 4-slatted; the 145 one is 5-slatted.
Measure the # of feet and slats on your rack and get back to me...