My first vehicle was given to me by my parents, a stock 04 LJ, immediately I started to think of ways of personalizing it. I remember driving one time and seeing a jeep rocking one of the smittybuilt cargo nets in the back. After looking online I couldn't find one that would fit the LJ, so I came up with a better plan, which I have yet to see a post on here about this.
I went to my local army surplus store in search of camo netting. Unfortantly they had only 25x25ft pieces of camo which is way to big to fit on the top of the jeep. I went online and found a site that sold exactly what I was looking for, a night black 8x12 camo netting for $80. Black on one side and dark grey on the other. I then went to my local fabric store and purchased 3 inch black fabric straps, the stretchy type. They came in packs of 3ft long straps, I just cut the strap to the size I needed.
When I installed mine, I installed it with the bikini top. First I fully assembled the bikini top, then I layed the camo net over the jeep to align it. Then I loosened the windshield header channel bolts just enough where I can tuck the front end of the camo net UNDER the rubber part of the channel, not in the channel itself. Then when you tight then header bolts, the rubber will sandwich the camo net to the top of the windshield. Then I took the extra camo nets hanging on the sides and wrapped it around the stock rollcage padding then used 2 Straps in the front on each side to keep the camo net tight. Then I used the 2 bikini top straps that go around the back of the light pod to tighten the net, if I didn't have the bikini top, then id use another one of the fabric straps instead. I then used 2 more straps in the back on each side to keep it tight. The excess that hangs out on the back was just tucked under the folding down softtop where the top keeps it from untucking. Soon when I get a frameless top i'll have to think of something else, but for now it works.
After having it installed my first summer I noticed that the middle, in between the bars in the back, the net would sag down. So this summer i fixed that issue by taking a long piece of strap and connecting the two bars together, you will notice in the pictures.
Going on the highway with this on will slowly unravel the net around the bar from the strap if the strap is not on tight enough, with all the wind dragging the net around its bound to happen, so from time to time a quick, pull and tuck, will set it back to place.
If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns feel free to ask!