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Old 07-08-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Custom snowboard rack for jk

ok so here is my plan. I was wondering if anyone has done something like this and how it worked. I cant imagine im the first person to try this. But what I wanna do it get this top QuadraTop® Bimini Top Plus, Clearview Windstopper & Tonno Cover Combo in Black Diamond for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec
and with that create a custom rack that will hang the snowboard from the rear roll bars above the tonno cover. but under the top. My rear seats were removed day 1, but sliding the boards in and out of the jeep all the time someone is bound to snag a window. So I wanna try and design this. Sorry I don't have more pics. I cant find this idea done before. if anyone has any suggestions or ideas let me no. I am trying my best to avoid a roof rack, or rear tow hitch.

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Old 07-08-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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sorry im trying really hard to upload a photo to explain myself more, but im at work, and random stuff keeps getting blocked.

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Old 07-08-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
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ok so the yellow would be the custom brackets I would make. The green would be the typical board rack you would see set on a roof rack. and the blue would be where the board sits. I hope this is starting to click. lol I think im starting to sound crazy lol
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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Not sure how much I would want to be with that top in the dead of winter, it doesn't look completely sealed off. You could always do what I did and just buy a spare tire bike rack. I found that the bars that the bike frame would typically rest on fits perfectly through the bindings and then just bungie it on.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:32 PM   #6
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where did you mount the tire rack?
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:55 PM   #7
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It just straps on to the spare tire. This is the exact one I use. May take some jiggling depending on your stance but it works fine for me.
http://www.amazon.com/Yakima-Spare-2.../dp/B000N8E352
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #8
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no I am going to stay away from that look. 1: when you have wider then stock tires, driving in the snow and or sand salt combo on the road, so much of that gets thrown up behind the jeep, I used a rack like that before, by the time I got to the mountain, there was so much caked on ice snow to my boards, I had to take them inside and thaw them out, all my bindings were frozen solid. That is why I am trying to design a mount to store them in the void of space under the rear role bars, and behind the wind jammer top. and 2: I just think it looks stupid hanging boards off the back of my jeep. lol
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:37 PM   #9
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Why not run the top w/o the tonno cover like picture 4 of 5 on the quadratec link you provided? You should be able to fit a 156 or so diagonal right?
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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that's where I will be storing all my boots and gear, and also no tonno cap would allow a crap ton of snow inside my jeep all over my stuff. id like to keep the sub protected, and carpets decent, and try and keep moisture out. I have been putting my 3 snowboards all diagonal with bindings removed in the back with my normal soft top. But my 156 to 159 boards are corner to corner in the back, and the edges of my boards are scratching up the soft top windows and with 1 bad bump, the boards tend to fall and hit the rear metal door, scratching and denting it.
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that's where I will be storing all my boots and gear, and also no tonno cap would allow a crap ton of snow inside my jeep all over my stuff. id like to keep the sub protected, and carpets decent, and try and keep moisture out. I have been putting my 3 snowboards all diagonal with bindings removed in the back with my normal soft top. But my 156 to 159 boards are corner to corner in the back, and the edges of my boards are scratching up the soft top windows and with 1 bad bump, the boards tend to fall and hit the rear metal door, scratching and denting it.
Gotcha, valid point on all. I will be keeping an eye out to see how you tackle this. I'll need to do something similar on my trips north, don't like the idea of the tire rack either. Want all dings on my Skate Banana from the rocks hiding under the powder or from the park.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:59 PM   #12
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Gotcha, valid point on all. I will be keeping an eye out to see how you tackle this. I'll need to do something similar on my trips north, don't like the idea of the tire rack either. Want all dings on my Skate Banana from the rocks hiding under the powder or from the park.
I feel ya. I'm a park rat as well. Design and build snowshoe mountain terrain parks.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:29 PM   #13
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I feel ya. I'm a park rat as well. Design and build snowshoe mountain terrain parks.
I enjoy the whole mountain, but my home is in the trees finding new lines through the pow, until my quads get burnt are the lifts too crowded.

Fav hills are A-Basin and Keystone b/c lack of crowds. Best snow has still got to be SLC though. Loved Powder Mountain north of SLC. If you like bowls/backcountry, don't like crowds and don't need overpriced crappy food it's the place to go!
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #14
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I enjoy the whole mountain, but my home is in the trees finding new lines through the pow, until my quads get burnt are the lifts too crowded.

Fav hills are A-Basin and Keystone b/c lack of crowds. Best snow has still got to be SLC though. Loved Powder Mountain north of SLC. If you like bowls/backcountry, don't like crowds and don't need overpriced crappy food it's the place to go!
Hell yeah man. Check out our woods video. " snowshoe park crew hustling trees". Search that on YouTube. First video. I've never been west
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:30 AM   #15
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Any updates on your rack ideas Storm?
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #16
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Any updates on your rack ideas Storm?
Kinda. I am gonna get the summertop I originally posted. With the rear cargo rack. That mounts above where to tonno cover is gonna be. Just saving money now. Everything on jeeps is expensive.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:53 PM   #17
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Kinda. I am gonna get the summertop I originally posted. With the rear cargo rack. That mounts above where to tonno cover is gonna be. Just saving money now. Everything on jeeps is expensive.
Yep. I'm prob just gonna spend the $500 and get the Thule bars that mount to the rain gutters and the mounts for ski/snowboard will fit on there (hardtop though).
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #18
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Yep. I'm prob just gonna spend the $500 and get the Thule bars that mount to the rain gutters and the mounts for ski/snowboard will fit on there (hardtop though).
And that's where I run into an issue with soft top life

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