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Thinking about putting something for the kayak on the Jeep

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Hawk62cj5, May 31, 2012.

  1. May 31, 2012
    Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 Captain of OldSchool

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    Today I picked up some stuff to rig up a kayak I won last year . Well the more I looked at it the more I think about putting it on the jeep . I think this would be nice on the dash of the jeep and look fairly clean with the stuff off of it .

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    What is it , its a modular track mount that works with various t bolt mounting systems and works really well with a ram ball with a Tbolt on the back of it . the back of the bar is curved so I think it would also be easy to adapt rollbars . What do yall think ?
     
  2. Jun 2, 2012
    Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 Captain of OldSchool

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    Ok not a good Idea huh?
     
  3. Jun 2, 2012
    SuckerPunch

    SuckerPunch I ated the purple berries

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    I think it's a creative idea. I definitely like the idea of having a place to set my iphone in my 40+ year old jeep. I think if you could figure out a way to mount the kayak to the roll bars that would be cool. GO FOR IT! :) and post some pics along the way
     
  4. Jun 3, 2012
    68BuickV6

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    I like it!

    To get the use of my Iphone, I bought a bicycle phone holder, and attached it to the grab bar.
    Makes the passenger work for their ride so I can focus on driving. :beer:
     
  5. Jun 3, 2012
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    I had not thought of using that modular tracking stuff. Awesome idea man. Hmm wonder if putting a couple of scotty mounts around the Jeep would look funny R)
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012
    rusty

    rusty Well-Known Member

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    That opens up a whole new world for hanging stuff all over my Jeep. Really not a bad idea. Got me thinking.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2012
    jbjeeps

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    I still have a couple rain gutter mount roof racks from back in the day. I've thought about putting some small brackets on the sides of the roll bar and some kind of a simple frame over the back of the Jeep to mount them to. I envision a triangular base mounted to the wheelhouse with extra backing underneath like the roll bar, then straight up and over the back. Brackets on the sides like on the roll bar.
     
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  8. Jun 3, 2012
    homersdog

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    I don't know how expensive the kayak railing is, but a similar stock material, along with attachments, hardware, end caps etc can be found at 80/20 if you want to check it out. I think your idea opens a lot of possibilities.

    http://www.8020.net/
     
  9. Jun 8, 2012
    Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 Captain of OldSchool

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    This is yakattack gear track , 2 12" pieces is $65
     
  10. Jun 8, 2012
    homersdog

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    from MSC, 80/20 #1515 lite, which is 1.5" square alum extrusion, is about $73 for an 8 foot stick. 80/20 has lots of other extrusion shapes including more cosmetically appealing shapes, but that is a good price comparison. There are other competing brands out there as well besides 80/20.
     

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