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Rack is steel.

 

And alternator will be fine. Don't plan on running them all at once. Rock lights are for night wheeling same as the bumper and fender lights.

Rear lights in bumper will be for reversing or when I'm working behind the jeep with the hatch open.

And the license plate lights are simply for the people that love to ride people's ass

And rack lights will be for night wheeling if needed to see surroundings and then for setting up camp at night.

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I seriously hate car manufacturers. Who puts nutserts in paper thin steel....

 

Anyways roof rack is fully welded up, ripped out 3 nutserts total, gotta paint the rack then install can begin

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Not sure how much weight it can safely hold I'm 190 and standing on it felt sketchy as shit...so ugh hopefully it'll hold my spare tire and some gear without breaking lol

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some gussets between the new "legs" and the basket bottom will strengthen it. just some small triangles if each leg is in line with a bar, if not then maybe a couple little braces out from each leg to the 2 nearest cross bars.

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Yep did the braces from each foot. But I think I should have done them vertical instead of horizontal. Plus my bars are super small. I'll have to get some better pics in the morning

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Looks good though!

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Nice work

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Yep did the braces from each foot. But I think I should have done them vertical instead of horizontal. Plus my bars are super small. I'll have to get some better pics in the morning

 

ah yes, on second look at the pic i see them up high. they need to tie in lower on the "leg" for sure, and yes vertical alignment is needed unless you use a much thicker bar - just my 2 cents.

 

also, you might try tacking in the new arrangement first and driving at freeway speed to see how much wind noise it produces. if it whistles or makes a lot of whooshing, try just twisting the braces slightly from however you've got them and that can change aerodynamics enough to reduce the sound. of course if you plan on putting all kinds of stuff like i have on mine (shovel, axe, jack, etc.) then it really doesn't matter as it's going to make noise no matter what!

 

looking good overall though!

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Couple quick pics of the braces for the roof rack.

 

Yea I should went that route but started kinda rushing towards the end. Everything is welded and painted and Installed. Took it all over town and the highway today no noises at all. Except when I shut the doors it rattles a little but lol

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Thanks guys. Hoping to do a tank tuck wednesday as long as the weather holds out.

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