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Unread 06-25-2009, 10:26 AM   #16
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For the tie down points I used these. I welded the rings themselves directly to the corners.

The engine that you are referring to is a Detroit Diesel 8V-92. It is an older two stroke diesel engine that is mounted to the stand for training purposes.its a really cool engine though because it is turbod and blown! I am going to Palomar Community College to become a diesel mechanic. I have a job in the diesel shop and my teacher/boss let me build the rack there.

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Unread 06-25-2009, 11:06 AM   #17
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its a really cool engine though because it is turbod and blown!
Time to swap that sucker into the jeep!! nice job on the rack.
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Unread 06-25-2009, 10:40 PM   #18
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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!
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Unread 06-26-2009, 12:16 AM   #19
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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...

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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!
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Unread 09-22-2010, 07:49 AM   #20
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where did ya get the mesh that u have on the bottom of the rack?
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Unread 09-22-2010, 08:29 AM   #21
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where did ya get the mesh that u have on the bottom of the rack?
The correct term to a steel supplier is Expanded Metal. It usually comes in a 4 X 8 sheet and you choose the size of the gap. Usually 1/2", 3/4" and so on.
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Unread 09-22-2010, 08:50 AM   #22
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Okay thanks man.
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