|11-18-2014 06:48 PM|
No....5 bolts and the rack come out (2 of the bolts you have to take out for the hardtop anyway). The rack will need to be readjusted for the height difference (with or without the top there is about 1/4 inch) and then put back in. About 10 minute process each side.
I find that it is an opportune time to hose the mud off the racks.
|11-18-2014 06:28 PM|
|RGO||It looks like we have to unbolt the hardtop and slide the side racks in between the body and top?|
|11-18-2014 08:41 AM|
That is our product, I can help you out.
Essentially, the Springtail MPAC JK side racks are a bolt in (no drilling needed) rack that fits over the unused area along and above the wheel wells. The Side Rack is composed of formed and laser cut 11 gauge steel
They have been around for some time but have recently been updated to have a cubby in the upper area. The cubby was designed with Ammo box storage in mind but the Expedition folks have embraced it for Marine battery storage for running ARB Fridges. Cubby Dimensions are 6.9 in wide x 13 inches long x 3.5 inches deep
The racks are adjustable to height for switching from hard to soft top and can handle some pretty heavy loads. I have continuously tested them up to 80 pounds...they will likely take more (obviously common sense should apply here). Installation takes about 1 hour and requires only basic hand tools. There is no drilling required; the MPAC system utilizes factory mounting points and factory hardware.
Here is my set up...
A little teaser.....upcoming JKU pet cargo Barrier
|11-17-2014 09:31 PM|
|11-17-2014 10:18 AM|
Springtail Solutions MPAC
Cool little upgrade for your Jeep to increase storage. Very well engineered and simple install. Now I just need some ammo boxes and straps to hold them in place!
These storage mounts take up that odd space over the wheel wells and make it functional. You can mount ammo boxes into the top for a cool storage bin, or strap Molle bags (or anything else) to the sides of the rack.
|11-10-2014 09:32 PM|
Springtail Installation - 2014JKUR
I installed Springtail Solutions' rear folding table storage solution with storage bags.
Installation was fairly easy. Not over-torquing the mounting screws is the hardest part. I didn't want to drill holes in my tailgate (a lesson learned from a prior vehicle that developed rust as a result). This solution appealed to me because it uses plastic expanding clips that install in the tailgate vent slots.
The storage bags are great for my emergency kit.
|11-05-2014 08:51 PM|
I also have the tailgate fold down table from Doc Frost over at Springtail mpac. No drilling kt uses the slots in the gate to mount
Up with a 5.11 6x10 and mapac bag. 6x10 has propane canisters and mpac has MSR cookset.
Down with a coleman stove. Didn't try it out but looks like the propane can will need to hang off the side or have strap to hold it up.
|11-05-2014 08:22 PM|
Here's my overhead rack for a 2dr hardtop from Alan on ebay.
Rear pouch is a condor ammo pouch with binoculars, next on up is a condor t and t pouch. It has everything little thing that was loose in the console, glove box and scattered about. Small flash light, tire gauge, tire deflators, etc.
Passenger front is a condor gadget pouch with a battery charger and front driver is a maxpedition GP pouch. Wanted to see how foliage matched anvil.
There is also enough space between the hardtop and rack to stuff a fleece jacket hat and gloves.
|11-01-2014 10:46 AM|
|11-01-2014 01:19 AM|
GEAR Overhead Storage...
I installed this on my 2012 JK. The issue is that the T tops don't fit with this installed. I was able to "fudge" it by removing one of the twist to lock black latches from the driver side T top. Once I did this it sat almost flush with the roofline. I would say it left about a 1-2 millimeter gap along the front edge of where the T top meets the windshield frame. When I stood at the front of my Jeep and looked just above the windshield I could notice it if I was looking for it. I didn't have any water issues and ran through the winter in Northern VA like this.
The support bracket that runs from the windshield frame to the roll bar sits higher at the front that it does toward the rear because of how it mounts.
I did love having the storage and thought it looked great. I installed it in 2012 and it looks like they made some subtle improvements since then. My guess is that the fitting issue is the same though.
Hope this helps.
|10-26-2014 11:08 PM|
|Requiemm||Thanks Doc, I'm stealing that list. Wife has already asked me to add disposable BP cuffs, Disposable stethoscope and one way rescue breathers to the list. Going to build one fro each vehicle|
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|10-26-2014 06:21 PM|
|bobp||I also ordered one of the swing down tailgate kits from Doc at Spring tail. I like the no drill execution. I'll post some pics once I get it. Got a peek of one of his side panel kits for the Landcruiser FJ and it looks sweet.|
|10-26-2014 06:06 PM|
Here are some crappy pictures:
Pull off the front molding and position the panel around the factory slots for the panel clips.
The panel from passenger side with one bag attached. You also get a little attic space. I shoved in a fleece jacket gloves and hat. Now i gotta look for different pouches for my stuff.
|10-26-2014 03:52 PM|
On the subject (and off the subject at the same time) of 1st aid bags....this is a copy of a post that I made sometime ago. We no longer sell this bag (so ignore the labeling on the pictures)....but IMHO, it is still one of the best pouches for the task.
It can now be bought from Quadratech (and other sources) as a re-branded Condor bag.
This bag measure 7x 8x 4 inches
Velcro back with a quick release retaining buckle
600 Denier Nylon
Self healing zipper
Fold open design with multiple pockets and elastic retaining bands
Fold out zippered mesh compartment for small items.
Can be had in about any standard color.
My First Aid Kit
I would advise against buying a pre-packaged 1st aid bag, mostly because everyone's needs and opinions seem to vary so much on the subject of 1st aid. However, I can not resist showing you the contents of my MPAC 1st aid pouch. The main consideration here was to fill the MOLLE bag with the components necessary for most minor-moderate injuries. Also, I wanted to have the contents relatively time and temperature stable so I could pretty much throw it in the vehicle and forget about it.
Also, keep in mind that I have it built for my capabilities, your 1st aid pouch should reflect yours.
(1) 3 inch ACE Wrap
(1) Small Bar Soap
(1) Fibrous Tape
(1) Trauma Shears
2 pairs of Latex free rubber gloves
(1) Ice Bag
(1) Skin Stapler
Assortment of Bandaids
(4) pairs of q-tips
(2) #11 blade scalpels
(4) 18 gauge needle tips (for removal of slivers)
(1) Dermabond Adhesive
(4) small packets KY jelly
(8) Small packets Bacitracin
(8) Alcohol wipes
(5) Tongue depressors (can be fashioned into nasal clamp for nose bleeds)
(1) Penrose drain
(1) Surgicel absorbable hemostat
(3) Non adherent telfa pads
(2) 3x18 inch vasoline impregnated gauze
(4) 8x10 “trauma” pads
(1) package Kling stretch bandage
|10-26-2014 01:10 PM|
|10-25-2014 11:27 PM|
Just throwing that out there.
|10-25-2014 11:07 PM|
We have a number of customers from Australia/Japan/Europe....Those customers I would direct to purchase our Ebay items as Ebay now offers an outstanding international shipping service that has very reasonable rates that we cannot come close to matching.
|10-25-2014 10:46 AM|
I'd like to get my self a Christmas present this year lol.
One question, how often do you ship to canada? Im hoping it won't cost too much.
|10-24-2014 10:43 PM|
|10-24-2014 07:57 PM|
That said, on open public land we have all seen situations where sensible trimming is not going to hurt anyone and done right will improve the situation for those following. This is especially true if opening the blockage is such that others are encouraged to stay on the track and not to do an off trail go around, creating a new path (tracks) where one did not exist before. Often we see where BLM or other forestry personnel have been actively cutting, both to keep the trail open and to keep the vehicles on it.
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|10-23-2014 09:20 PM|
|AlmostSleezy||Thanks bud. That'll help alot!|
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|10-22-2014 11:44 AM|
I've got a QUESTION. I looked and didn't see anyone post this so here it goes. I want the " G.E.A.R. Overhead Console" but it says soft tops only. Anyone have one and think it's possible to modify to fit with a hardtop? I can maybe fab some pieces up at work buy was hoping someone tried. Absolutely love the look of . I have the rugged Ridge console thing above head and it's flimsy, and only holds my CDs.
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