Originally Posted by unlblkrubi
Any needed support on the inside for this? I like this, pretty sharp. Who makes it?
I custom made it. I used Rhino roof rails to start. they were the best rails I could find for a few reasons
1. these are made specifically to mount to a fiber glass top.
2. they are much thicker and have an I beam style shape so it has better weight load distribution
3. It uses T bolts that slide into the channel from the underneath and the rails are weatherstripped so there are no exposed holes from the top and you have double leak protection from the weather stripped sides and hole seals.
I mounted them as far to the outside as I could without hitting the double wall of fiberglass of the hardtop. this area is the strongest and has the most support on the hardtop. I was also carful not to drill the underside cross supports of the hardtop It is also the closest to the rollbar where I added a 1 inch aluminum strip to the underside of the hardtop that i then tied into the A to B pillar in the front and another that I attached to the rear cage. they are supported with hard rubber mounts and just ride along the strip to allow for flex to avoid cracking
Prior to mounting the rails I pre contoured the rails to fit the roof line to avoid stressing the roof.
I then piked up a FJ rack on ebay for about 300 bucks and modded it to fit with custom mounts to the rails. Got rid of all the cheap plastic Fj parts Shortened the length and made my own mounts. The nice part is I can remove the rack and just use the rails if I choose.
Its been on now for a couple years no cracks and no leaks. I use it for my skis, Kayak and cargo box. The nice thing about using it with the cargo box is that there are multiple mount points that cary and distribute and cradle the force so I don't have to worry about a single mount giving way.
I am now working on a lightbar with an airdam for it.