Originally Posted by jgorm
Time to swap that sucker into the jeep!! nice job on the rack.
With how much power that beast puts out I wish!!!
The size is the problem...
Originally Posted by robojeep
what all did you have to do to use the existing roof rack holes for mounting? I've been trying to find info on exactly how the stock rack is secured, and info is hard to come by.
Is it just a simple "remove the rack and screw the new rack back on" or did you have to rip off the headliner to get access to the rack's bolts?
anyway, looks great!
For removing the factory rack there are nutserts in the roof itself, and all you need to do is unbolt the factory rails, and use them for the guides for drilling the holes. You should not need to remove the headliner. I did because one of the nutserts was missing, so i had to in order to get the nut to the underside. I used this
link on how to make the attachment rails. To achieve the proper curve of the attachment rails i bolted them to the roof, then welded the spacers to the attachment rails and to the rack. To get the right measurements and angles for the spacer i used an angle finder where i wanted to put the spacers since the roof is not level. I cut that angle into one side of the spacer, then cut the other side to the desired height.
If you have any more questions let me know and i will do my best to answer them.
Thanks for all the compliments guys!