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post #1 of 11 Old 07-22-2013, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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I just ordered a roofrack off of amazon! I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone, I want a cool way to get shade for all my passengers for my cj5. So, since I love the look of roofracks on jeeps I plan on putting a thin rubber mat as a floor on the rack and serve the same purpose as a safari top... Has anyone done this? Any pics of cj5's with roofracks at all??? Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-22-2013, 10:45 AM
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Just remember it raises your center of gravity with the more weight you put in it.

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post #3 of 11 Old 07-22-2013, 10:58 AM
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They get torn off in the trees etc around here, but in TX I doubt you will have that problem. Just keep the weight up there to a minimum.

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Roofrack came in and test fitted it so I can make a way to mount it... Any suggestions on how I should mount it? I thought about making a bracket that bolts to the top of the windshield, and another that bolts to back area of the rollbar... I don't ever plan on getting a full top so I don't have to worry about that!
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-15-2013, 09:07 PM
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I would bring legs down to the body, not the windshield. They aren't known to be very strong after a few years when they rust out..

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Even if its a new Windsheild frame?
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-16-2013, 07:53 AM
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They get torn off in the trees etc around here, but in TX I doubt you will have that problem. Just keep the weight up there to a minimum.
That was funny. When I first moved to TX, I heard everyone talking about 'trees'. I asked if they were referring to the large bushes I see everywhere.

I know CJs are a brick anyways but the rack adds even more resistance. I wouldn't mount it to the windshield.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-16-2013, 08:06 AM
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Weld supports to windshield hinges or mount from door hinge area?

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Weld supports to windshield hinges...
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Remove them first.

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post #11 of 11 Old 08-16-2013, 05:08 PM
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Build a rack near the spare tire to hold all your stuff. Keep the COG low.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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