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Explorer Roof Rack On Cap

I know some people have put the explorer roof racks on there caps and i want to see what they look like and how they mounted them. i need something for the kayaks and still have space in my truck bed.


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anyone?
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look up my posts when I mounted G'sevo rack. but i dont think thats the kind you are looking for
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i looked i cant find it
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...nice-rack.html
Heres the link but pics no worky.
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too bad the photos are gone
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well thanks stone do you have these pics since they dont work
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Didnt know guys did this.

I have set I will never use.
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those werent the right photo's anyways let me see if i can find them
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this kind of rack? or you looking for just the bars
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Looks like mine..
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i would love a basket but i don't have the money for one. if i did a basket i would do one on the roof of my truck. i can get the explorer roof rack for free i just have no idea how i would attach it to the cap. or if the cross bars are tall enough to clear the cab.
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I got my basket for $160, and it even has the extension. Keep an eye out on Craigslist and Ebay, they are out there, just be patient, and it's worth the wait.
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i think your right im going to do that because i only use my cap during camping and stuff and i can still put my kayaks on there and if i get one the right size i can use it on both the roof of the truck and the cap. just need 2 sets of mounting hardware.
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to mount the rack I drilled threw the cap to the other side. then made 4x8 ish plates to help transfer the load inside. made a 2" riser that was drilled and tapped the lower bolts went into one set of holes up top then drilled on top 2 more holes and tapped blind drilled all of them btw. that way no water transfer. sealed with closed cell foam
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^^ alright thanks stone. do you know how i could mount the rack on my truck since i dont have the 4 doors?
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What does having 4 doors have to do with mounting a cab in the bed?
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to mount the rack I drilled threw the cap to the other side. then made 4x8 ish plates to help transfer the load inside. made a 2" riser that was drilled and tapped the lower bolts went into one set of holes up top then drilled on top 2 more holes and tapped blind drilled all of them btw. that way no water transfer. sealed with closed cell foam
Just depends on the rack and the cap, all I had to do was drill holes in my cap and then used the bottom mounts that usually go under the load bars on a regular roof rack on the inside of the cap, and ran the bolts through. Like this:

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Stone do you have pictures of yours?

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Just depends on the rack and the cap, all I had to do was drill holes in my cap and then used the bottom mounts that usually go under the load bars on a regular roof rack on the inside of the cap, and ran the bolts through. Like this:


Stone do you have pictures of yours?
few things I wanted the rack to sit up off the roof a little thus the risers, your rack and mine are the same. same brackets even ish. I made the lower plates inside to help even out the stress of it because it had a tire and everything else on it.

IDK if i have pics the cap is LONG gone but I still have the rack.
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i want to get a cap like that, but have a stepside so everything pre made is to wide.
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cam go look at my photobucket i put a blazer one on my cap
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Man if I could find a cap that fits right I would happy!
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few things I wanted the rack to sit up off the roof a little thus the risers, your rack and mine are the same. same brackets even ish. I made the lower plates inside to help even out the stress of it because it had a tire and everything else on it.

IDK if i have pics the cap is LONG gone but I still have the rack.
I'd like to see how you did these plates if you have pics
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cam go look at my photobucket i put a blazer one on my cap
thats right i knew someone did it so rack.
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