I'd been thinking about a roof basket for the KJ but needed some decent crossbars, but all the ones around seemed like a lotta dough for what they were & they sat way higher than what I wanted. Then I happened opon a write up buy XC204 on another forum that looked like the answer to the problem.
1 10' stick of 1" rigid conduit - (1 3/8 outside diameter) 22.00
4 Chain link fence Clamp on tee's(I used the now discontinued Harbor Frieght ones) Item # 95720 they were 2.99 then marked down to like .87 ea - these may be real
hard to find though.
1 can Rustoleum black spray on bedliner - 8.00 at smallmart
1/8" foam pad - found some at the local surplus center - 2.00
Access to a Chop Saw, and find a friend that is a sparky to bend the conduit at the ends 1/2" so you clear your roof line.
Cut the pipe so you have a 38" piece for the back & 41" piece for the front.
Have your 2 pieces bent so that you have only 1/2" bend on each end and draw a line on the pipe with a sharpie so as to stay even on both sides for the bending.
Put the pieces together to test fit and tighten up the "t" to the crossbar - spray them with your bedliner and let it cure out. Put a small piece of the 1/8" foam" under your T's and mount em.
Shows roof clearance
Crossbar clamping location
Again thanks to original poster (XC204) on another forum for the great cheap idea.
Hope this helps someone save a few bucks.