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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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roof rack mounting idea

i came up with an idea that ive never seen or heard of for mounting a roof rack on a ZJ. I did it to mine and it works great and seems very strong, i can grab the roof rack and rock the jeep very hard by it and theres no wiggle in it. any interest in a write up?

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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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Pics would be cool.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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Id be curious to see how it compares to mine. I fabbed my own rack recently (thread coming soon) and came up with my own roof mounting system.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 01:43 AM   #4
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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It would be interesting to see what you did. When I installed mine, there was some rattling that drove me nuts. I bought some 1" wide black foam stick on insulation and stuck it to the cross members then clamped the rack down. Silent...no rattle.
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I've collected the roof cross bars off my last 2 jz's, I now have six of them on my roof, not sure where I'm going with it though, ideas are welcome, right now they work great for transporting my 1/4 scale RC Planes, drop the wheels in between the bars and bungie them down and to the field I go, lots of rubber necks.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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Pics or it didn't happen. Thats my plan when I put the 5.9 roof racks on a70eliminator. I have three or four crossbars. Always seem to throwing a ladder on the roof.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #8
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Pics.

This is how She gets there, control surfaces at neutral 65mph down the highway.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #9
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sorry guys, my dad was using my ZJ all day so i didnt get any pics. will go take some now and do the write up.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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I've collected the roof cross bars off my last 2 jz's, I now have six of them on my roof, not sure where I'm going with it though, ideas are welcome, right now they work great for transporting my 1/4 scale RC Planes, drop the wheels in between the bars and bungie them down and to the field I go, lots of rubber necks.
A whole whack of roof lights in multiple directions? OOOOHHHHH how about a roof mounted jet.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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heres the write up guys
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #12
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Nice.

You might think about welding a 3"X4" or so piece of flat plate to the back side of the new ( bolted on) cross members...standing on it's edge. That way it will extend up to the bottom of the new rack, where you could weld a threaded stud on the crossmember of the rack itself and then just slide the new rack into the holes on the plate, bolt it up and you're done. I guess you could even use large wing nuts if you preferred.

Or better yet, weld the plates on the new rack ( basket )itself and the studs on the new bolted on crossmembers. That way the plates wont interfere with anything when the basket isnt attached....duh..

Either way, I like the basket you built !
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Unread 07-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #13
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Nice.

You might think about welding a 3"X4" or so piece of flat plate to the back side of the new ( bolted on) cross members...standing on it's edge. That way it will extend up to the bottom of the new rack, where you could weld a threaded stud on the crossmember of the rack itself and then just slide the new rack into the holes on the plate, bolt it up and you're done. I guess you could even use large wing nuts if you preferred.

Or better yet, weld the plates on the new rack ( basket )itself and the studs on the new bolted on crossmembers. That way the plates wont interfere with anything when the basket isnt attached....duh..

Either way, I like the basket you built !
very good ideas there. will probably work on it tomorrow if its not too hot.
thanks for the compliments!
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