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CoolArrow 12-15-2017 04:24 PM

Jeep XJ roof rack build
 
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Starting a roof rack build. First step will be to fab some gutter mounts out of 1/8x2 flat bar. Will need 6.


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Shake N' Bake 12-15-2017 04:28 PM

Following

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CoolArrow 12-15-2017 05:09 PM

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Using a piece of 3/8 round bar to form the the gutter mounts
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Coming along...


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RR 314 12-15-2017 05:23 PM

Just make sure you can get out of the garage. :-)

CoolArrow 12-15-2017 05:29 PM

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Got the hole drilled and temporary bolt good test fit. I think that will work. 5 more to fab up. But right now it’s beer thirty. Take a break


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CoolArrow 12-15-2017 06:23 PM

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Got the hole drilled and temporary bolt got test fit. I think that will work. 5 more to fab up. But right now its beer thirty. Take a break


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CoolArrow 12-15-2017 06:25 PM

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3 down. 3 to go.


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CoolArrow 12-16-2017 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by RR 314 (Post 13018200)
Just make sure you can get out of the garage. :-)

We did that once when we put a lift on a jeep my son had. We had to remove the roof rack to get the jeep out of the garage. The rack I'm building will be much lower than the rack sitting on there now. The gutter mounts will be trimmed down

CoolArrow 12-17-2017 12:08 PM

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Progress. Got first piece done. 50x67. Welding 14 gauge steel. Top half is cut and ready to weld.


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CoolArrow 12-17-2017 01:54 PM

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Top half completed. Little grinder work. Then cut and weld cross members. Probably put flat extended metal for the bottom.


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Shake N' Bake 12-17-2017 09:29 PM

Looking good! Lets see some good pics of the XJ...

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CoolArrow 12-20-2017 05:30 PM

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Im on the home stretch!!


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CoolArrow 12-20-2017 05:35 PM

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Not sure what happened here 3/8 long!
I havent welded this front section yet till I fix it! But that will wait till tomorrow. Got to take the granddaughter to the movies


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CoolArrow 12-21-2017 04:18 PM

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FINISHED!! Now got to weld to gutter mounts I made. Paint and wait for the lights to come in. Putting a 32 light bar up front and two 4 on the rear end.


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CURTIS250 12-21-2017 04:24 PM

Great job! Love me a lifted XJ!

Codyo250 12-21-2017 06:37 PM

Nice rack

CoolArrow 12-23-2017 04:12 PM

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Finished. I just got to wait for lights to come in and install.


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CoolArrow 01-08-2018 06:48 PM

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Finished roof basket on Friday. I think it came out ok. On to the next project


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Humper 01-08-2018 07:16 PM

Looks great.


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