So this weekend I'll be removing the liner from the head molding in the ZJ... While I have it out(and so I won't have to remove it again Id like to send some wires to the roof for the rack and lights(next month hopefully.) Before I drill a hole in the roof and then tackle the sealing it issues I'd love to hear some suggestions and recommendations of those who've done it!!
I thought about it too...just didnt want to go to the trouble. After I bedlined the headliner, it's reached 100 degrees here. ( pretty normal) I topped off the r134A and it's fine. I open all the doors including the rear hatch and let the hot air out before I get in it anyway.
I run the wiring to my a pillar lights and the rear antennas through the doors, never had a problem. If you're going to punch holes in the roof get a weather sealed connector and seal that into the roof.
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, Backyard parts fodder
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style
Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
The way I done it (makes second roof install on a zj I've done) was to remove one of the torx bolts that holds the roof rack down. Run the wires through it and hold the can of rtv in the hole after the wires are in it and let it run till it comes out the bottom and top. Add a little more to the bottom, spread it around. I also painted over the top on mine with but idk if that helped any or not. I've been through a hurricane, a blizzard, multiple multiple thunderstorms and downpours from storm chasing. Not so much as a drop has came in yet. No drilling unless you need to make the hole bigger for larger gauge wire but I have two 12g shoved through mine.
95 Laredo 4.0, 2" RE BB, RC N2.0 Shocks, Custom Roof-Mount Light Bar w/ 6 lights, Bumpers deleted, Homemade sway bar discos, Michelin LTX 31x10.50s, and a Dog Box :)
Planned: Homemade Spare tire carrier, double shear front track bar, 4 adjustable rear control arms, New Rims and 33" Wrangler MT/Rs or BFG M/T KO's w/ LOTS of trimming.