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post #1 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Cherokee safari rack

I have a 97 Cherokee and I'm thinking about building my own safari rack. Any suggestions on dimensions, things to consider, etc.?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 02:15 PM
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Check on emt conduit from lows. Built my own for $150 and its very light.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a wooden one on a liberty yesterday. It looked awesome. I was gonna use treated wood and sand it smooth and stain it...
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 05:33 PM
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This is the one I'm currently building. It has a welded steel base with aluminum angle that is 1" by 1" 1/8th" thick pop riveted together. It's 48"s by 69 1/4". Still have to fab some gutter mount brackets. Hopefully this will give you an idea. The steel floor came off a Kobota zero turn shipping crate I got from a buddy at tractor supply. The aluminum I got for free from work. So I won't have much in it when it's done.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 06:30 PM
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if you wheel it hard remember they will be ripped off by big branches trees when your off camber and occasionally dented by rocks when your crapping your pants really off camber in the wrong spot (Yes experience with the 3) if I had to do it again I would have went a little more narrow than wide. and when you tear it off the raingutter drip molding are stupid expensive and only glued on.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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if you wheel it hard remember they will be ripped off by big branches trees when your off camber and occasionally dented by rocks when your crapping your pants really off camber in the wrong spot (Yes experience with the 3) if I had to do it again I would have went a little more narrow than wide. and when you tear it off the raingutter drip molding are stupid expensive and only glued on.
I don't take it "wheeling" just a little off road here and there
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-22-2013, 08:36 PM
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This will be my next addition. Where do you buy the legs to mount it to the rain gutter. I have a tubing bender I can bend 1".
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-22-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to mount mine to my existing factory roof rack. I believe you can get brackets in amazon
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