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Unread 12-13-2014, 06:16 AM   #1
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Gobi Ladder onto a Jeep WJ

I've spied a few threads over the years regarding putting a Gobi Ladder on the Jeep WJ, but with no definitive answer to whether it would work. I know its not for everyone, but it allows me to get up to the rack easier, with my bad hip. Gobi does not "yet" make a model for the WJ. So I took a gamble and after measurement bought the WK ladder, knowing full well I'd be voiding the warranty fairly quick. The Ladder actually fits the contour of the back of the jeep fairly well. The main issue is that the ladder extends at the top about 2-3" too far back into the Jeep. What I liked about the Gobi system, is that it clamps down to the lift gate, no drilling of the lift. There are two things you must do to make the WK ladder fit. You must cut the ladder at the top and shorten it by about 2-3" and re-weld it to the L-bracket. The L-bracket bolts to the top plate which clamps to the lift gate. After making the top of the ladder a bit shorter, then the bolts sticking out of the top plate must be shaved and repositioned. As I was worried about strength, I redrilled holes and used elevator bolts through the bottom before welding. Once these two steps are done, then installation, with double tape, etc, goes back to the original instructions. It took about 3 hours to do, plus time for the paint to dry. It saved me time fabricating a ladder and the results aren't too shabby. Once done and installed, this thing is stout. I can basically push the Jeep from the ladder, and have no worries about it handling my weight. Cheers!

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