NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 2nd, 2018, 19:59
Anak's Avatar
Anak Anak is offline
Mostly Harmless
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,822
Hardware for Attaching to Factory H.O. Era Roof Bars

I stumbled across some square U-bolts that worked especially well for this application and thought I should share the information for anyone else who may be looking to do something similar.

Tacoma Screw Products has P/N 158-101-1, described as "3/8" x 1-1/2" x 2" Square Bend U-Bolts Steel, Zinc"

Linky: http://www.tacomascrew.com/s.nl/it.A/id.5543/.f

These are a snug fit around the factory bars, almost so snug that I rejected them as a possibility until I test fit them in several different places on different bars. Whether the differences in the factory bars are the result of age/abuse or of loose factory tolerances I don't know, but I was able to get these onto the factory bars with a little finesse and persuasion (just by hand, no BFH required) in the tight places. In other places they went over the bars effortlessly.

The 1 1/2" dimension is the distance between the legs, and the 2" dimension is the length.

It was not until I was disassembling things that I remembered I wanted to take pictures, so these pictures show a state of nearly removed. The 2" length gave me enough thread to fit an SAE washer and Nylock nut over 3/4" plywood and have 1-2 threads above the nut.

Pics:



And:



Hopefully this will save someone else a hunt.
__________________
Project "Scope Creep": 1996 4wd 4.0L, AX15
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 3rd, 2018, 16:44
Greenspan's Avatar
Greenspan Greenspan is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 87
Re: Hardware for Attaching to Factory H.O. Era Roof Bars

Nice, thanks for posting, I've been looking for a solution like that. I bought a set of U-shaped ones, but they don't work very well.

I resorted to drilling holes in the crossbars, but the bars aren't very strong to begin with so I don't like that option.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 3rd, 2018, 19:35
Anak's Avatar
Anak Anak is offline
Mostly Harmless
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,822
Re: Hardware for Attaching to Factory H.O. Era Roof Bars

I started with some U-shaped ones, but I could tell they weren't going to be what I needed, so I took the Jeep to the hardware store and they let me take pieces out to fit check them in the parking lot.
__________________
Project "Scope Creep": 1996 4wd 4.0L, AX15
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB factory roof rack cross bars jpthrils SoCal For Sale 0 January 5th, 2013 22:07
WTB factory roof rack cross bars (2) phmaris MWC For Sale/Wanted Forum 2 December 24th, 2010 10:19
WTB: Factory cross bars for the roof rack rweaver138 NAC Classifieds 7 November 19th, 2009 18:57
Factory roof rack bars for newer xj trekn For Sale: Private Party Only. XJ ITEMS ONLY 0 March 12th, 2005 16:54


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014