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    has anyone built their own roof rack for their YJ? if so what was the cost in metal and can you post some pics, im looking for some ideas for our YJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by commoshark View Post
    has anyone built their own roof rack for their YJ? if so what was the cost in metal and can you post some pics, im looking for some ideas for our YJ
    How big & how HD you want?

    If I get out to my shop tomorrow I'll see if I can take a picture of the one we made for my CJ which is very HD and now very rusted. I also have newer rack from an unknown Jeep (Compass?) that I picked up but decided not to use. I'll take pics of that to if I go.
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    Something that is about the length of the jeep and can hold camping equipment. pics would be great

    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by commoshark View Post
    Something that is about the length of the jeep and can hold camping equipment. pics would be great

    thank you
    Just to clarify. Length of jeep or hard top?
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    from the windshield bracket to the rear tub is 82" and is about 60" wide

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    We're in the process of designing/building one here for my YJ. Probably going to run it up from the light tabs on my windshield over the top and down to the bumper, maybe hang a shelf off the back or incorporate a swing out tire carrier. Once we have some ideas, and get started I'll post the progress.
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    look at the "congo cage" on quadratech.com, simple to build and uses few materials. you could do like i do and look for scap metal, either from work sites or junkyards. costs way less than buying new

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    That is essentially what we want to do, except you can't really put a canoe on the congo cage. We're going to build ours with a square frame on top with higher side rails then cross beams. That way you can put a boat, skis, duck blind, etc... within the rack and tie it all down against one of the sides. If you're standing on the front bumper, looking down the center of the rack towards the back, it should look like this: I_____I Sort of like a basket style, but with no front or back, just the side rails.
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    it does cost less to build your own , I need to find someone around FT.Bragg who can weld..I dont have a welder or know how to weld.... I have found some good ideas on the web that look like they can hold some weight. I thought about running the support bars down to the rocker pannel and the rear to the bumper.

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    I found mine used and it was way less than the materials and time to build one. It is made by Warrior Products. I like it but it creates wind noise and it dropped my mileage especially with the lights up there. It's cool and handy so its worth it.
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