Still working on collecting parts for the new hitch assembly but I did have a few things show up today . I ordered a Highland basket from Amazon for $93 and I wasnt sure what to expect . I am happy to report that it went together easily and seems to be well made . I dont know that I would load it with the rated weight of 150 lbs , but it should carry all the beach stuff for the kids with no problem.
The three sections all laid out . It was extremely well packaged , with no visible damage anywhere .
The back half slid in perfectly as did the front . Then self tapping screws hold it together .
It comes with nice heavy hardware to attach it to your vehicle or trailer .
These rubber sleeves roll over the joints to help waterproof the rack . I suppose they work , but I will most likely take it back apart and weld up the joints .
All assembled .
I test fit it on Kimbo's WJ .
Here it is from the back with some custom wood mounting blocks .
And these are the locks and where they are going to go on the vertical flange .
Stickered up fairing and the beer of the day . I dont care for most IPA's , but I like this one a lot .
From the rear with the cargo net in place .I am going to get rid of the yellow plastic clips and replace them with black carabiners .
And we had John aka ECoast over and smoked / BBQ's burgers and red snap hot dogs . It was a good end to a great day .