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Old 02-15-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Anybody ever put chairs on the roll bars?

Trying to figure an easy (practical) way to set folding chairs up top of the roll cage for an upcoming mudfest. Just as a stationary platform. Only thing that comes to mind are some 2x12's, but I'll have limited space to haul them and I need to bring chairs and a cooler too. Anybody ever done this? Any pics?

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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the hood and windshield might make a good chair but I'm no to sure about dents.

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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Haven't seen anything like this. If you do it post a pic
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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LOL I'm thinking more like a portable porch across the top of the roll cage when the top is down.
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how about some plywood? that way it would be flat and not as creaky. maybe double stack two pieces too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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I thought about that at first. It's doable. Just figured other folks have seen or done it another way. a poly trifold type thing would be nice.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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Never put a chair up there but I've sat on the roll bar. The part where the speakers are with my legs across on the windshield. That's when I topless. It was pretty comfortable but I didn't stay up there for a long time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:30 PM   #9
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saw the Jammock while doing my search. It's cool, but I want a hard surface for 2-3 folding chairs.
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I see it all the time at the 12 hours of Sebring Race..... craziness
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How about fabricating a way to place rear seat brackets on the rollbars. That way when you get to your destination you can easily remove the back seat and place it in its new home up on the rollbars.
It then leaves you plenty of room down below for the cooler as a step.
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How about fabricating a way to place rear seat brackets on the rollbars. That way when you get to your destination you can easily remove the back seat and place it in its new home up on the rollbars.
It then leaves you plenty of room down below for the cooler as a step.
That, my friend, is brilliant
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Yeah. That would be sweet.
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How about fabricating a way to place rear seat brackets on the rollbars. That way when you get to your destination you can easily remove the back seat and place it in its new home up on the rollbars.
It then leaves you plenty of room down below for the cooler as a step.

that probably wouldn't be to hard to do. I figure a person could get the seat mounts out of a junkyard. Then all you'd have to do is is put them on a piece of plywood and strap it to the roll cage. I might have to do this for when I go hunting.
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Might want to do a bolt on cage in the front so you dont have all the weight on the windshield
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dude yeah i use bungy chords all the time to haul bicycles around town im sure you dont need anything extra i have even driven on the interstate with them. i dont have pictures tho mainly because im lazy and would rather not ride my bikes any more lol
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Wouldn't installing one I those safari racks on top that bolts in the front and rear of the jeep work? Then lay some ply wood down and put Ur chairs/cooler up there???....
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It would, but I only have about 3/4" clearance getting in and out of my garage as it is.
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Oh man that look comfortable!! I'm going to have to get me one of these
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It would, but I only have about 3/4" clearance getting in and out of my garage as it is.
Many of the racks have a quick disconnect
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Darn...Sucks to have to take it off everytime to move the Jeep. "Under no circumstances is the Jammock to be used while the vehicle is in motion."
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Darn...Sucks to have to take it off everytime to move the Jeep. "Under no circumstances is the Jammock to be used while the vehicle is in motion."
Unless I am mistaken it stays on while you drive underneath Ur soft/hard top, but it can not be 'used' while driving.
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Unless I am mistaken it stays on while you drive underneath Ur soft/hard top, but it can not be 'used' while driving.
Well, it states "Under no circumstances"
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Well, it states "Under no circumstances"
cant tell if serious haha just means you cant have someone sit in it while in motion
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cant tell if serious haha just means you cant have someone sit in it while in motion
It's in their legal section...and it says what it says.

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Trying to figure an easy (practical) way to set folding chairs up top of the roll cage for an upcoming mudfest. Just as a stationary platform. Only thing that comes to mind are some 2x12's, but I'll have limited space to haul them and I need to bring chairs and a cooler too. Anybody ever done this? Any pics?
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Unless I am mistaken it stays on while you drive underneath Ur soft/hard top, but it can not be 'used' while driving.
You are not mistaken, you are 100% correct. In fact, the Jammock was designed to be installed and left on. It will not interfere with any of your OEM soft-tops or hardtops. It also serves as extra storage when another top is up (for secured, flat, loads that don't weigh enough to interfere with the driver). The legalese means that no one should be sitting in it while the vehicle is in motion.
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Well, it states "Under no circumstances"
Sorry folks, I'm not a lawyer, so forgive the ambiguity. The legal restriction states: "Under no circumstances is the Jammock to be used while the vehicle is in motion." In this situation, the word "used" means "in use" which means that someone is sitting in it. The Jammock was designed not to interfere with the OEM soft or hardtop, nor to interfere with the driver or passenger in shotgun. It is intended to be used as secondary storage location for flat, secured loads, that won't weigh enough to interfere with the driver or passenger.
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I think the safest way would be to mount a full frame rack on the jeep and just use that. It would be roomy and strong enough.

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