Ok, I already know that there were threads of drilling into the hardtop the pro’s/cons yes/no’s…. regardless of what is said following my post – I am still going to do it.
I purchased a 2000 Grand Cherokee roof rack from a car cemetery for $50.
1) I plan to chomp down the size to fit my hardtop about four screw points length (the holes on the sides – where the screws go)
2) Repaint the rails and cross bars
3) Fasten the rails with rubber and stainless hardware from my local Ace hardware store
4) Mount my snowboards and ride down slopes (they are probably the heaviest things that are going to be up there)
I was inspired by the extremely high cost ($351.99 just for the rails) of aftermarket racks and the instructions on how to mount them.
Also, I took pride in keeping it OEM... my fear in China's product failure is too strong
Any thoughts? Advice? Warnings?