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XJ gas rack under $20


 
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Farmer Dean
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Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Paso Robles, California

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: XJ gas rack under $20 Reply with quote




Well, since no one came up with an idea I could steal, I had to come up with something on my own. I used 1 1/2" Sch. 40 PVC and sliped it over my existing factory rack. Add a few T's and a hold down strap and it's go time. I still have to paint the PVC to keep the sun from working on it. I filled them up, took it up to 75, slowed down and tried to shake them off through some off camber ditches, and it all held together. FD.
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Stevo02TJ
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha....didn't notice this thread before I posted in the test section

But good idea!!
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1fox2go
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Location: Fishersville, Virginia

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what happens if gas splashes outta the can and on your roof? wouldnt it eat your paint up?

or is this just for get to the area and drop the un neccessaries then wheel?

very good idea tho
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Drake69
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: XJ gas rack under $20 Reply with quote

Farmer Dean wrote:


Not to hijack this thread, but is it me or is your azz "rivited"? rofl
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Farmer Dean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Fox, I was just trying to get gas to base camp. I'm not worried about a little spilage....I've been dribbling all over the rear quarter panel when I fill, for years, with no paint damage. I'll just keep a little extra wax on top!

Drake; since you asked I'll show you. After spending one too many nights in the desert with my tent blowing down to hit me in the face while trying to sleep I got to tinkering in my shop and came up with this little snap on 3 piece cover. A 24" wide, 1/2" angle iron framed, stainless covered plywood extention pins to the bumper and is supported by 2 adjustable legs. The covers snap to the Jeep and the extention. It allows for a full length mattress and is absolutely wind tight. It takes 2-3 minutes to put up. Downside is that everything comes out of the Jeep at night and you have to take it down for exploring. That's not a big deal for me as everything is in poly "tubs" anyways. It works great for me. With the cover off, and the extention hooked up it makes for a great food prep area. FD [/img]
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Stevo02TJ
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drool drool drool

Now.....if I could just do something like that with a wrangler....maybe double it's wheelbase or something, haha. Awesome sleeping quarters tho thumbs
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Drake69
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farmer Dean wrote:


Aaahhhhh... drool drool bowdown bowdown

I like that. A LOT. I'm gonna have to figure out how to do that...

good mod
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rudeboyrob88
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have to take your spare off too? that is a cool setup.
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Farmer Dean
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob, my spare tire and steel jerry can are mounted on a swing away, so to answer your question, no I don't have to mess with the spare, it swings out of the way enough to not interfere with the "pop out".
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atc_tj
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is on the raingutter for your hold down straps hook into? My friend and I are going to make for his xj.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

atc; I just made a little bracket for each side. I used a piece of flat strap 1" wide by 1/8" thick and about 3" long. I beat a slight half C shape on the end of it to match up and "hook" under the gutter. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the other end to hook the tie down into.

Otherwise I saw rain-gutter hooks available on a roof cargo rack web site, somewhere, sorry I can't remember where, but you shouldn't have to look too long. The "hooks" were available separately. Maybe someone out there has seem them and can remember.

Also, if you look carefully, I contact glued a 1/4" thick piece of rubber onto the roof in the shape of the can bottom. I didn't want the can in contact with my steel roof. I cut up part of an old bed liner for the rubber, but I'm sure you could find something at a hardware store.

Good luck, and remember measure twice and cut once! Dean.
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