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Old 05-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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DIY "safari" top with roof rack

I have a '08 2dr with a soft top and a Garvin wilderness rack on it. I had the idea today to somehow fasten mesh or some kind of material to the rack to block some of the sun when the top is off. Anyone ever do this or something similar?

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I put a spider shade on my jeep and was thinking the same thing. The mesh on the rack would need to be tight and need a bunch more grommets so it could be lashed on. I think it work and be pretty cool.

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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I found some polyethylene sun shades online but the smallest I've seen is 6' x 8' which is too big. Now if I can just find a good size, it would be easy to add grommets if needed.

Edit: Also, the 6' x 8' size I found was only about $25 for black vinyl coated polyethylene which I think is pretty reasonable
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