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post #1 of 10 Old 03-07-2016, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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TJ roof rack corner armor questions and help?

I am thinking of making a roof rack for my jeep tj. I just need a small rack to carry gear. I'm thinking of buying the full rear corner armor by barricade from extreme terrain and welding some square tubing to it front and rear. I'm gonna use this as kind of a receiver hitch for the rack frame so I can remove the rack when not in use. I am then thinking of building supports and a small rack that will drop into the receivers. Will this work or be too much wait on the corner armor? I am after something about the size of the back seat and truck for rack size. I have seen the racks that go on the swing out tire carrier but I feel like I already have too much weight back there with a 33" tire, hi lift and jerry cans. I also want something where the hard top is easily removable and I can fold the front windshield down without too much work. sorry for the bad drawings. Any help?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-08-2016, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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I'm also curious, would like to do the same thing for my hard top tj.
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If the welds are strong enough, I don't see why weight would be an issue.

I would move the rear anchor points to the side so the support hoops can be the same size/interchangeable.
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If the welds are strong enough, I don't see why weight would be an issue. I would move the rear anchor points to the side so the support hoops can be the same size/interchangeable.
Could you please explain this a little better or a picture possibly about the support hoops?
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Most racks use hoops instead of just legs. They're a U shape that goes from the driver side to the passenger side. The basket part sits on top of the hoops.
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Most racks use hoops instead of just legs. They're a U shape that goes from the driver side to the passenger side. The basket part sits on top of the hoops.

you mean so the front and back hoop are equal in width? Gotcha 👌🏻
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I am thinking of making a roof rack for my jeep tj. I just need a small rack to carry gear. I'm thinking of buying the full rear corner armor by barricade from extreme terrain and welding some square tubing to it front and rear. I'm gonna use this as kind of a receiver hitch for the rack frame so I can remove the rack when not in use. I am then thinking of building supports and a small rack that will drop into the receivers. Will this work or be too much wait on the corner armor? I am after something about the size of the back seat and truck for rack size. I have seen the racks that go on the swing out tire carrier but I feel like I already have too much weight back there with a 33" tire, hi lift and jerry cans. I also want something where the hard top is easily removable and I can fold the front windshield down without too much work. sorry for the bad drawings. Any help?
Adding weight to the back can change how your TJ drives. Any weight past the rear axles changes things even move. The higher the weight is the more it changes things.


I have a small rack I made that hangs over the my windshield and far enough forward to allow me to take down my top while leaving the rack on. It isn't nearly as stout as the one you are planning. It is good for sleeping bags and chairs, bulky light stuff.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/made-rack-tj-3672417/

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If the welds are strong enough, I don't see why weight would be an issue.

I would move the rear anchor points to the side so the support hoops can be the same size/interchangeable.
agreed with you
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