First off let me say that I have been reading and watching the jeepforum for a while now but seldom post because most topics have already been covered. But now I am designing a custom roof rack for my WJ and want some feedback.
My Goals are
-Low profile roof rack
-Bolt in position of stock rack
-Be light but strong (obviously)
-Be a little more "aerodynamic" than a tube base rack etc.
Here is what I have so far (see pics)
I am a mechanical engineer at large metal fabrication shop. We have waterjets, cnc lasers, cnc breaks, and all the scrap metal I can have so I have liberty to make just about anything metal wise. I'm building the rack in solidowrks if anyone wants the files just let me know.
Tell me what you think and PLEASE make suggestions. THANKS
Maybe add something for a hi-lift or axe on the side?
Are the round holes for lights or air flow?
The holes will be for lights. I am thinking of using lexan or equivilent to plug the holes with the lights being recessed slightly. This will help the spoiler and reduce some drag from open holes. Those things are like are dams lo.
I do plan on adding a bunch of mounting spots for various equipment. Also I may extend the rack forward since I don't ever use my sun roof anyway. The top bar in the back I may make removable to I can easily drag my gear off without having to lift again. Dunno though.
I like it a lot. Its sleek, something i would put on mt WJ. Nice work.
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