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Mr Vic
06-16-2006, 10:25 AM
So i picked up a custom roof rack (more like a safari rack) and the brackets that bolt to the rack and to the rain gutters are kinda fuked. old cracked and bent. i tried a few places to see if there is anything i can use instead but no luck so far, crappy tire had nothin, rack atack in coquitlam wanted $120 for some thule ones that were used and they probly wouldn't have worked anyway due to the size of the square tubing on the rack which is 1" i think

can anyone make something that will work or have some old parts that can be used..? thanks [cheers]

the rack
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/631/0169small4dz.jpg

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/7637/01610small6zk.jpg


the bracket/legs
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8005/01612small0mv.jpg

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/684/01613small8dd.jpg

StinkFinger
06-16-2006, 10:28 AM
dont look too hard to make

Big_Ern
06-16-2006, 10:32 AM
mount it through th roof. Probably be a lot stronger than those rain gutter mounts

Jeepnut
06-16-2006, 10:35 AM
there is no support in those roofs Arron. it has to be attached to the rain gutters

StinkFinger
06-16-2006, 10:37 AM
the rain gutter is a structual seam on thouse things due to the uni boady construction



and jeepnut's gay

Jeepnut
06-16-2006, 10:42 AM
ya...what he said

Mr Vic
06-16-2006, 11:52 AM
i have no metal or anything to fab new mounts from. will check with to see if mikey can make some for me.

i have seen some of these racks mount to the existing roof rack rails on the roof but this rack is pretty heavy so i think it will have to be a rain gutter mount

Big_Ern
06-16-2006, 12:09 PM
the rain gutter is a structual seam on thouse things due to the uni boady construction



and jeepnut's gay

oh ok. Stupid jeeps:rolleyes:

Moondog
06-18-2006, 12:04 AM
Does your XJ have the factory bars? If so bolt them onto them.

Dieseljeep
06-18-2006, 01:29 AM
I have qa thule rack that I had on my XJ ,I could let it go for cheap.It has all the hardware and some other doo-dads for skise and bikes and stuff drop me a PM it you are interested
.P.S. Worked great for my safari basket.

Mr Vic
06-18-2006, 08:56 AM
sent you a PM Dieseljeep.

i don't think the factory bars will work for this rack, but i will test it out.

thanks for the reply's guys [cheers]