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Unread 11-16-2008, 07:35 PM   #16
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was this a oem ford explorer rack?
It was OEM. It even has the Ford part numbers on the bottom. If anyone needs them I can pull the bars off and post them.

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Unread 11-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #17
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Great work..

2 questions for ya.

1. Could you post a pic of the inside attachements?

2. Any extra wind noise? I've been wanting to do a roof rack, but I've heard horror stories about whistling at highway speeds and such.

Again, looks good and great work


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As far as wind noise, I don't believe it made any difference. Not that with the growl of the MTR's it would be noticeable, but I haven't really noticed it anyway.

Here are some shots of the bolts on the inside. I did nothing to make them look pretty, though some paint to match the inside of the roof would help, or maybe just some of those plastic screw "caps" to cover the threads.

Here's the two front-most screws on the driver side. You can see they're only about 3/4" protruding.


Here's a closeup of one of them.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 07:41 PM   #18
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Looks great....Might consider something like it in the near future...

You gonna put a basket on it?
Right now it's just there so we have the option of putting the Yakima rack on my wife's Pathfinder on the Jeep to take it snowboarding. In the future (i.e. in the spring) it may get a basket with a hi-lift mount, but my new camera (Nikon D90) sort of soaked up most of my disposable income for the next few months!
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Unread 11-16-2008, 07:43 PM   #19
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That looks real sweeeeet. I'm gonna steal that idea as well.

BTW .. while you have that spray paint out, you might want to touch up that pass side door mirror
Man, you beat me to it! But they were done the next day, this time with flat black, which I almost wish I had used on the rack in the first place.



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Unread 11-18-2008, 06:53 PM   #20
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Great job! Can the cross bars be removed with this style rack?
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Unread 11-18-2008, 08:21 PM   #21
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Very nice. I like it better than my Yakima set up.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 09:22 PM   #22
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Just a thought, you may want to put some sort of flat steel or something to put the bolts through to distribute the load. It could be fine, I'm not sure, but it would just suck a whole lot to be driving down the road with a kayak or something up there and have those bolts pull right out of your hardtop and pretty much ruin it.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #23
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Great job! Can the cross bars be removed with this style rack?
yup, the bars and the little tie downs all come off by loosening the set screws on the bars, or simply unscrewing the tie downs, then sliding them all the way to the front or back.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 09:31 PM   #24
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Just a thought, you may want to put some sort of flat steel or something to put the bolts through to distribute the load. It could be fine, I'm not sure, but it would just suck a whole lot to be driving down the road with a kayak or something up there and have those bolts pull right out of your hardtop and pretty much ruin it.
It's funny you say that, as today I was driving to work at 55, and I noticed the hard top right over my head sort of flutters in the wind, much like the soft tops do. Had nothing to do with the roof rack, just was an eye opener to how flimsy those fiberglass roofs can be, depending on how you stress them. The idea of a bar or flat steel to distribute the load is a good idea in case of a "pulling" force from above, i.e. the kayak in the wind. I think for pushing force the rack itself distributes the weight pretty well. Thanks, I'll let you know what I come up with!
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Unread 11-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #25
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This is a great thread! Thats using your noodle!

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Unread 11-21-2008, 08:45 AM   #26
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Wow that roof rack looks really great, being that I'm really lookin for a way to mount my snowboard for this winter I may do this, I just gotta find that rack... Not sure where. And my concern is if I put two boards up there will my hard top blow off??
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Unread 11-21-2008, 09:17 AM   #27
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Wow that roof rack looks really great, being that I'm really lookin for a way to mount my snowboard for this winter I may do this, I just gotta find that rack... Not sure where. And my concern is if I put two boards up there will my hard top blow off??

if your just looking for a way to haul a snowboard, you need to look into the thule "spare me" rack ...it attaches to your spare tire.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #28
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if your just looking for a way to haul a snowboard, you need to look into the thule "spare me" rack ...it attaches to your spare tire.
Hey thanks im gonna look into doing this and that too.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 11:31 AM   #29
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That is a great idea and I think you have giving many of us a thought about the future. I have a LJ so I wonder if I would have to cut the rails like you did or if they would just fit with no modification.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #30
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Great job,

Just to let others know, I've also seen the exact same thing done with a Cherokee roof rack.

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