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    Default low profile roof rack

    anyone ever done a low profile roof rack? just trying to mount a hi lift, axe and shovel to it. was going to build a basket style rack, but don't want to get a bender just yet.

    I'm thinking attach something to the rain gutter or stock cross bars. then come up with a way to lock it. maybe a plate the holds one end down with a locking bolt or something on it. looked for pics (surely I can't be first to do something like this) but coming up w// nada.

    Gotta get the hi lift outta the cargo area. it's gonna hit me in the back of the head one day.
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    Default Re: low profile roof rack

    I built my own cross bars with gutter mounts to haul my bike, but that is because my 93 didn't have a factory roof rack.
    Something like these (Warrior Product 891) may work for the shovel and axe mounted to your factory crossbars. Im sure you could figure out someway to lock it.
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    Default Re: low profile roof rack

    I hear ya on that hi lift. If I was doing it, for simplicity sake I would use the stock rack mounts and then it would only take four bolts. Simple cross bar of aluminum or steel and then attach to that
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    Default Re: low profile roof rack

    Quote Originally Posted by prerunner1982 View Post
    I built my own cross bars with gutter mounts to haul my bike, but that is because my 93 didn't have a factory roof rack.
    Something like these (Warrior Product 891) may work for the shovel and axe mounted to your factory crossbars. Im sure you could figure out someway to lock it.
    That might be the easiest way to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    I hear ya on that hi lift. If I was doing it, for simplicity sake I would use the stock rack mounts and then it would only take four bolts. Simple cross bar of aluminum or steel and then attach to that
    Need to look at how those attach, another good idea

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    Default Re: low profile roof rack

    Uuganaa did one for him and build page here http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php...anaa-s-XJ-1993

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    Od that's perfect! are the stock bars still there?

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    Default Re: low profile roof rack

    If that's all you want to mount up there the stock cross bars are more than up to the task. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get creative.
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    Default Re: low profile roof rack

    Quote Originally Posted by downsy View Post
    If that's all you want to mount up there the stock cross bars are more than up to the task. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get creative.
    I think that's all I need. checked out the bars and they still slide and lock into place. will move them in tighter then start working on mounting hardware.
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