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Unread 10-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Roof Racks

I have looked around a little bit here.. What roof racks off other cars have you put on your hard tops. I am going to go measure out a 95 Ford Escape today to see if it will fit. What about others?

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Unread 10-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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'99 Isuzu rodeo. It needed to be cut down a little but it still worked. No pics because I sold it.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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one from a cherokee will fit.

mine had holes like someone had put on on it in the past but since hte top is fiberglass, i filled the holes and didn;t put another rack on
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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Does anyone have pictures of the support they used on the roof racks. I was thinking, maybe just some strips of aluminum on the inside of the roof would suffice. Any ideas there?
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thats why i never put one back on my top. no support for a roof rack
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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #6
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I do a lot of skiing in the winter, main reason I bought the Jeep. So not doing it is not an option. There's got to be a way to make this work with proper support...
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The rodeo rack had long wide feet that spread the load quite well. A thick strip of rubber on the inside would help.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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The rodeo rack had long wide feet that spread the load quite well. A thick strip of rubber on the inside would help.
Perfect thanks! Calling the scrapyard now to see if they have any!
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I installed Yakima Q towers on my hard shell. the large threaded knobs along with a flat washer works great. Caulked around the holes I drilled for bolts and ran a bead of caulking around underside of base before securing
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Unread 10-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #10
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I do a lot of skiing in the winter, main reason I bought the Jeep. So not doing it is not an option. There's got to be a way to make this work with proper support...
How about getting (or making?) a VERTICAL ski carrier? they can go in a hitch receiver, bolt to the bumper, or clamp to a spare tire carrier.

I know I've seen em before, but don't know if there's a special name for that type of carrier
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Unread 10-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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I went and got an 02 escape roof rack with the cross bars for 45.00. I am going to mount them with some either a rubber strip on the inside with some over sized washers or an aluminum strip with washers.. I will post pics when it is done. Thanks for the ideas..
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Unread 10-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #12
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Roof Rack

I would go a little more than oversized washers. Had a rack rip off the
roof of our old Cherokee when my wife drove it with our MTN BIKES still on
the roof ............ I would not use alum either. Just go to Home Depot/Lowes and look in their metal bin -- you will find something there.
You can also get a cheap metal cutter/saw at Harbor Freight to make it
easier than using a hacksaw and file. NOTE: do not hold the metal in your
hand while drilling either (my D____A_____ son did that) ....

good luck, Randy from Oceanside
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Unread 10-30-2013, 03:49 PM   #13
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I would go a little more than oversized washers. Had a rack rip off the
roof of our old Cherokee when my wife drove it with our MTN BIKES still on
the roof ............ I would not use alum either. Just go to Home Depot/Lowes and look in their metal bin -- you will find something there.
You can also get a cheap metal cutter/saw at Harbor Freight to make it
easier than using a hacksaw and file. NOTE: do not hold the metal in your
hand while drilling either (my D____A_____ son did that) ....

good luck, Randy from Oceanside
Thanks for the advice - I will be going to the store after work!
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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #14
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Well it is done - Picked up the 02 Escape Rack with the crossbars and got it installed on the hard top. Thanks to all for the advice. I ended up getting 2 metal strips that run on the inside of the jeep.

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Unread 10-31-2013, 06:45 AM   #15
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Well it is done - Picked up the 02 Escape Rack with the crossbars and got it installed on the hard top. Thanks to all for the advice. I ended up getting 2 metal strips that run on the inside of the jeep.

Here are the pics








That looks awesome!
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