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Started mine by buying this cage from trail fx on amazon for 285 bucks. My goal was to eventually build a sleeping platform on top as we do a good bit of camping with our grandson and our extended family and friends. I bought 2 pallet wire racks they use in big warehouse structures and stores like Home Depot. I got 2 racks for a total of $30. They are 52"x36". My son is a welder by trade so he did the welding of them together which gave us a 6' long platform. I'll add a couple more pics this weekend of how we attached them. Here is what I have for now.
Close up of the mounting from the underside. We have plans to add a ladder up the back corner as well as rails on the sides and across the back. Right now the platform sits 6'6" off the ground. Rails another 4" will still be under 7' total height which is my goal.
pretty cool rack modification! I just picked up one of these base racks J020 Trail FX 4-door brand new in ebay for $206 shipped, but I am concerned that it may have been a scam... Time will tell... Question: do you need to keep the rear bumper off for this rack to fit???
If you use the mounts they provide which attach to the sides of your jeep then you don't need to remove your factory bumper. I chose to remove my factory bumper and mounted it to the frame. I need to have my son fabricate up a rear bumper now. He plans to add tow hooks and a towing hitch. I'll post pics when that gets done. Here is the top view I just took this weekend.