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post #1 of 8 Old 01-16-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hardtop rack design

Going to build a small rack for the top of my hardtop on my cj7. Lightweight square tube, mount direct to the hardtop. Probably no more than 50# on top.

Opinions on dimension, placement, and height of sides. Also any suggestions from experiences of pprovisions to make on the rack. Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-18-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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No opinions?
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-19-2013, 04:42 AM
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For that little weight go with the Xj/Zj roof rack rails.Looks Jeep-functionable.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-19-2013, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Really want a basket, but curious what it looks like the way you did it.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-26-2013, 10:34 AM
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Fab'd mine

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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ATX, thats what i'm thinking, only using 1" square tube. What dimensions is it? How tall are the sides? Any other pictures? I like the mounting rail. Bet that helps to spread out the weight across the top.

I need to make a provision to hold a pair of kayaks on mine.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 PM
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I have a full length flat strip on the bottom to help distribute the weight. I have the rack on with four 10mm bolts, so all I need to do I pull the rack and install straight bars for a kayak / other. The dimensions are 38x50x6 if I recall. There are more pics on my user page.
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