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Molle Panel Solutions (MPS) - Overhead Gear Basket for the Jeep JL

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With my newly-built rear storage system, I had to sacrifice 1 of my 2 drawers which put me in a bit of a pinch for places to put all my crap. 😅

 

Found this neat overhead "attic" for the rear of the Jeep that simply velcos in to place and pops out in about 10 seconds when I don't need it. It's made by Molle Panel Solutions (MPS), who I've purchased a few other products from, including an overhead panel for the front of the Jeep and my rear C-pillar panels.

 

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The basket sits level with the bottom of the sport bar which gives me about 6 inches of space between the floor of the basket and the soft top.

 

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I tossed a few soft items up there in the interim, but plan to add on some velcro straps to help keep things secured. At the moment, my Blue Ridge Overland Gear first aid kit and my recovery tow strap are chilling up there.

 

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For the soft top, I had to do a small modification to the mounting tabs to accommodate the brackets for the soft top rails. They were just a little too tight to fit to the left/right of the brackets, so a quick 45 degree cut with a grinder and a spritz of black enamel and we were in business.

 

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All-in-all - pretty happy with it. I'm a touch too tall (5'10") to sit comfortably beneath it bolt-upright, but I think it'd be OK with shorter people or my kids. Honestly it'll only be installed when I'm on a trip and it pops out in seconds, so worth the effort for substantially more storage space. 🙃

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Oh that's nice!! 

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That is pretty cool. I do like their overhead front panel for the JK. I am just a little nervous about drilling holes at the front and the possible trimming of anything up there.

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25 minutes ago, shellback91 said:

That is pretty cool. I do like their overhead front panel for the JK. I am just a little nervous about drilling holes at the front and the possible trimming of anything up there.


Totally get it. No trimming for the JL front panel at all. 2 small pilot holes drilled and self tapping screws in the front. That’s it. JK design might be a little different.

 

Now that I have a nut insert tool, I might use some up front to make it a little more robust.

 

 

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