|Today 09:33 AM|
|jdecker88||That is a great job dude I use my rear area every once in a while but that is a great idea.|
|Yesterday 10:56 PM|
|09-12-2014 02:11 AM|
|bryanskwirut||Just finished mine. Exact same set up as OP. Got the materials and put it all together in under 4 hours. This is such a good idea.|
|05-30-2014 04:48 PM|
|Kono||I'm in on this . Great write up . Off to Harbor Freight.|
|05-30-2014 04:35 PM|
|05-30-2014 03:36 PM|
I stole Water Dog's idea, and it worked great.
What I have is a cargo rack, built by a local Jeeper, that fits over the spare tire. I modified it with some supports and Qwik-Fist clamps to hold a shovel and ax. Unfortunately, even with an aftermarket carrier, it bounced around too much on the rougher trails. I even bought a smaller low profile cooler, but was no help.
I also didn't like how far it stuck out the back.
So.... I moved it. I used thick gauge steel square stock. Two existing hard top bolt holes, two new holes, and 4 factory hard top fasteners. Then bolted the rack on with stainless bolts and lock nuts.
Now I can carry a regular size cooler, and don't loose any cargo space. It is very solid.
It can also be easily removed, and the tire hoop slid back on for top-on smooth snow wheelin' season.
Thanks Water Dog for the great idea.
|07-14-2013 12:17 PM|
|OkieOutlaw||Thanks. That is an awesome idea except now I have to buy two of the dang things. LOL.|
|07-13-2013 01:22 PM|
|Bravo.Justin||Has anyone fastened this to the roll bars with the foam and padding on? Trying to think of a way to support the weight without cutting into the foam. A quicker install system would also be a plus..|
|06-14-2013 07:35 PM|
|Water Dog||FWIW...Picked up a little Igloo Marine Ice Chest the other day at Wallymart that is a perfect fit for the storage rack....in case anyone is interested.|
|06-14-2013 09:19 AM|
Great idea. Thanks for sharing it. I will have to measure to see if it will fit in the back of my LJ with the rear seat in. I have to take the grand kids on the trail with me and need the rear seat, but need all the room I can get
Thanks again everybody for the idea and the different installation options.
|06-14-2013 09:11 AM|
|06-14-2013 08:36 AM|
|Nothing but a jeep thing||I know it was mentioned above but has anyone thought on how this would work on a soft top?? Greatest idea ever.|
|06-12-2013 09:37 AM|
|PBJ Georgia||Awesome idea! I think I am going to try and build the hangers in from the top and cross brace onto the back crossbar (kinda like bestop) in order to keep the soft top clearance but I never would have thought of this. Thanks for Sharing!|
|06-12-2013 09:16 AM|
|Water Dog||BTW, when I assembled my basket, I didn't cut off the ends of the cross tie pieces that the op did. I just recentered the pieces and used the existing holes in the ends to drill new holes in the basket border piece.|
|06-12-2013 01:46 AM|
|Neal5280||Sold this is a great idea. Probably going to get my basket tomorrow!|
|06-12-2013 12:20 AM|
|PitViper||Thats a great idea. Its got me thinking of picking maybe 3 up and use the for cargo racks up top. Beats paying 300-500 for a larger basket on top of the 300-500 for the mounting rails.|
|06-11-2013 11:20 PM|
|sblindgren||Fantastic idea! ! ! Just getting back from Moab and trying to strap things down in the back of my TJ was difficult to say the least.|
|06-11-2013 08:22 PM|
|06-11-2013 06:26 PM|
|06-11-2013 10:14 AM|
Bracket kind of like this bestop one.
|06-11-2013 09:16 AM|
|06-11-2013 08:23 AM|
These look great, what are the interior dimensions of that rack?
Also, I run a bestop halftop that wraps around the middle roll bars. Any idea how to attach the back of the rack (closest to the seats). I was thinking running a vertical bar down from the soundbar area.
|06-10-2013 09:03 PM|
|jp2611||'scribed this might get done before Bundy Hill in 2 weeks!!!!|
|06-10-2013 09:02 PM|
|06-10-2013 08:57 PM|
|jeepinmike||I have the exact rack sitting in the garage for the same project....got it on sale and had one of the coupons from magazines, so I got it cheap, but it has been sitting for awhile....I think you have me motivated again|
|06-10-2013 07:37 PM|
|Water Dog||Well, I finished mine. I decided to run my aluminum the other direction and just set it and clamp it down to the tub since I won't be using it in conjunction with the top anyway. I also had a couple of high lift hood brackets on the shelf so I figured I'd just mount them on the back. I think this is going to be real handy on the trails. Thanks for the idea.|
|05-11-2013 02:30 PM|
|05-11-2013 07:19 AM|
|boomer_95||thats an awesome idea... i may have to borrow it|
|05-11-2013 03:14 AM|
|05-10-2013 07:15 PM|
|Water Dog||Hey MrRubicon, How sturdy is that in the center? Would you feel comfortable putting a loaded ice chest on it?|
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