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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:55 PM   #166
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Ford explorer(idk year) pretty sure the xj racks will fit right on. That's my next mod as soon as I get time

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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #167
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where did u get that American flag decal?
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Unread 12-17-2013, 11:06 PM   #168
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Ford explorer(idk year) pretty sure the xj racks will fit right on. That's my next mod as soon as I get time
Explorer? hmm, I thought there were a couple of people including the OP that used those and had to cut them.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 11:14 PM   #169
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We'll they cut em to match the length of the top. I don't know if theirs to many that are a direct fit. I think that xj rack I have is though
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Unread 12-17-2013, 11:55 PM   #170
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We'll they cut em to match the length of the top. I don't know if theirs to many that are a direct fit. I think that xj rack I have is though
Please follow up if you get a chance to measure it, it would be nice to know if it's a no mod fit (salvage yards don't take returns around here).
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Unread 12-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #171
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the explorer rails i got fit onto the top no cutting needed but the tj top curves a bit in the front so i didn't want to bolt that part down because of the constant stress of it being bent. i might go back and cut a slit in it to bend to the tj top
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Unread 12-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #172
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Does the rack from the explorer just unbolt from the roof? I had a guy the junkyard tell me it need to be cut from the roof.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #173
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just slides right off. if your talking about the rails you have to unscrew them

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Does the rack from the explorer just unbolt from the roof? I had a guy the junkyard tell me it need to be cut from the roof.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 09:02 AM   #174
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Yeah the rails. I figured he was just trying to get me to pay for them to remove them (he said they'd charge $100). HA! I guess I look like an idiot.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #175
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This is an xj rack
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Unread 12-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #176
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Ford explorer(idk year) pretty sure the xj racks will fit right on.
from your pic, I think we can axe that theory
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Unread 12-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #177
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Indeed. But a few mins with a hacksaw/band saw/cutoff wheel. You've got exactly what you need
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:57 AM   #178
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Explorer rack, $20 at the jy. I unbolted it myself. they use a large phillips screw into a threaded rivnut in the roof of the Exploder. The hardest part was finding one that would unscrew. If I remember, I only cut about 4-6 inches off each track using a cutoff wheel. The TJ roof is curved a bit, but the tracks flex enough to bolt them right down. I used ss hardware with fender washers underneath. I also used rubber washers on the inside to seal it. No leaks at all. I have had it for over a year now and have hauled anything from 2x4s to a 16ft kayak with no issues.

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Unread 12-21-2013, 09:48 AM   #179
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That's what I thought. But I was running low on time and the roof was covered in snow. I have an LJ, so I don't think I'll need to do any trimming. I'm mounting a conferr cargo rack to it.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #180
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That's what I thought. But I was running low on time and the roof was covered in snow. I have an LJ, so I don't think I'll need to do any trimming. I'm mounting a conferr cargo rack to it.
go down to harbor freight and get two atv racks and bolt or weld them together.

Works fine and about $350 cheaper. I would add a 6 to 8" piece in the middle just to make it a wee bit longer.
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