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Homemade Roof Rack without Welding

Old 06-03-2011, 05:02 PM
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Hey there yall. I made this 2 weeks ago figured I would share with yall. It took about 3-4 hours depending on yer speed and cost about 70-80 bucks to make. It has been on my XJ for 2 weeks now with Hi-Lift jack and a 31 and no give in it at all. I used 3/4 emt conduit to make this.
This size screw works best. Plus you need to get a Contractors box full of the 2 screw connectors to attach all this together
These are the plates that hold top and bottom 6 in high and almost 1/8th in. thick
Lucked up at Lowes they had it in 5ft sections. Need 6 total.
Bpught these 90% elbows cause I didnt have a bender.
One section done.
Once you attach one end with the 2 screw connector lay pipe down and maesure out to 52 in. lay elbow down and mark where it ends on pipe.
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Finished product but theres a lil more to do before mounting.
I primed it.
Painted it.Done.
Here it is mounted on the Grizzly. Grabbed hold of it gave a tug and whole Jeep moved its secure as hell.
Just another shot of the rack.
Hope yall like it. Its functional and weighs hardly anything,but doesnt give with tire on top of it. Thanks, Bear.
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looks good
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hmmmm... I might do this!
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Very nice, one of the better home made rack's that I liked the finished look of.
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Had a thought of this type of rack, but didnt know if it would hold up to the thrashin on the trail. Looks good bro, ill definetly do this now, thanks for the info.
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I like that it's all bolt and screw and no welding
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That's so redneck........











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that is pretty nice, i might have to look into one of those.
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turned out hella good, love how it is light weight good job
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Hey friend, What did you use to mount to the luggage rack? You did a great job but I just dont see how you did the mounting. Any pics or advice would be great! Thank you! Again GREAT JOB!
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LOL....Well what ya expect from a REDNECK?
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impressive... why no welder?
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Well dont know how to weld yet and needed a rack up there. Plus dont have the kinda cash for a store bought rack,figured I got a few fab skills might as well use them...lol.
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What did you use to attached it to the racks
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looks alot better than the homeade pvc rack!
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