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Unread 12-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #16
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haha nice i like the teeth, i think the back grille looks good on yours because of the caddling

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Unread 12-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #17
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yea, im gonna paint the cladding with the rinoliner type mat black to match the front...


And the bed looks pimp... Doh... im 5'11" damn, extra 3 inchs... you little people get to enjoy your zj just a little bit more then me...
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Unread 12-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #18
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Its more comfortable than my bed at my house...and yes, that is a Maxim Mag in the seat pocket, its an air mattress that I got made for the ZJ, fits perfectly...got screens for the windows..cause it gets warm in there in the summer months
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Unread 12-18-2008, 10:33 PM   #19
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Unread 12-18-2008, 10:39 PM   #20
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Its more comfortable than my bed at my house...and yes, that is a Maxim Mag in the seat pocket, its an air mattress that I got made for the ZJ, fits perfectly...got screens for the windows..cause it gets warm in there in the summer months
Where did you get it made? I want one for my jeep.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 10:42 PM   #21
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I missed a comma...I meant ... its an air mattress that I got, made for ZJ's..

I got it at a mom and pop camping store...Ontario somewhere...maybe google? Ill try and find the box...
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Unread 12-18-2008, 11:55 PM   #22
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I missed a comma...I meant ... its an air mattress that I got, made for ZJ's..

I got it at a mom and pop camping store...Ontario somewhere...maybe google? Ill try and find the box...
That is awesome... I slept in the back of the ZJ twice on trips. Both times it was raining so all my tools, spare tire and 35 shafts were back there. Not comfortable at all. I did fit me and another back there pretty comfortabley without all that for a few hours though
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Unread 12-19-2008, 12:32 AM   #23
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What do you guys think of the Rola roof rack or the valley one?
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Unread 12-19-2008, 12:41 AM   #24
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bought her in 2005 with 32,000 miles on her, for $3500, had to replace the radiator, waterpump, and all the hoses almost within the first 1000 miles after buying her, she had been sitting for so long. After that though the ride has been perfect, flawless... gotta love those little old ladies and the 1 mile trip down the road to church on sundays.
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Unread 12-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #25
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back on topic im going to say something totally uncalled for. Yes im going to say it, and your all going to make fun of me for it. But PEPBOYS have a roof rack for 70 bucks, yup... i went in there the other day, i try to avoid it, but i did go in there because my local napa decided to close early for some reason. It didn't look back either, I would try and find it on their website, but their website is crap, and i can't seem to figure out where their products are. It looks like a mock Yakima road warrior, Except its not so much a basket as there is larger gaps, but for larger bags/gear it might not be bad. I just dont know how much i'd trust it for holding weight.
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Unread 12-19-2008, 04:18 AM   #26
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Here's mine.

I wouldn't recommend putting the spare tire on the roof. A rear tire carrier would be a much better approach.

Why you shouldn't:
More difficult to get to if you need to use it.
Lowers mpg by a few miles.
Creates an even more top heavy center of gravity.
Its a 2wd Auto with the I6 and itt is a Jeep, wasn't really expecting great gas mileage. Its just a mall crawler; so it has tiny little street shoes and probably the only off road it will see is when i have to park in the grass.

I haven't seen a rear tire carier... haven't really looked either...

I'm thinking 2" BB just for the heck of it.
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Unread 12-19-2008, 08:41 AM   #27
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I as well am interested in seeing different roof racks. I don't necessarily need the basket type... but something to hold the high lift and such.
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Unread 12-19-2008, 08:45 AM   #28
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these are the best pics i have on my photobucket right now...i have some closer ones at home. took the design from KOR!! and cost me less than half to make.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 10:54 AM   #29
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I took 2 extra roof rack bars off a scrapped ZJ, put em on, used the front for a light bar, the 2 rear to mount my spare tire and the rear for my back up lights...cost me nothing but time...
Crap i didnt even think of that! And i've read this thread twice and have a parts heep in the driveway! I sux.
how did you mount the spare to the bars?
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Unread 12-20-2008, 02:26 PM   #30
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I just took a piece of steel lengthwise, bolted it to each of the racks....drilled a hole in said piece of steel and welded on a bar where the middle of the wheel goes through, drilled a hole in the bar for a lock (the wheel cant fit over the trailer lock)...and ta-da!


Front of Jeep


__________ Roof rack
| |
| o | Bar with a hole for the pole/rod thingy
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__________ rear roof rack


Basically, the same setup inside, just vertical with a lock...the lil cone thing keeps it centered and still...no problems and going on 2 years...
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