Custom Rhino-Rack for Sky One-Touch

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    Possibly, but I wanted a full length rack to carry longer cargo and also mount a batwing canopy. The shorter rack wouldn't have allowed that. Also, to avoid a lot of side overhang, the rack has to be an exact width. It's cut as narrow as possible while still allowing the feet to mount correctly in the rain gutters Any wider and the rack overhangs the side of the jeep.

    All depends what you want in the end. I wanted a rack that fits the entire top of the JLU properly.
     
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    I see. So technically if you wanted to you could place the other cut pieces over the sky One section and have essentially a full rack again.
     
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    Yep, you could have a removable panel with very little work.
     
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    I absolutely love this rack! Why isn't there a product like this already made? John you should start a shop :)
     
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    The rack has been great. Purchased the batwing awning, perfect for mountain bikes races.20190608_092456.jpg
     
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    This is really interesting. First off congratulations on coming up with a great concept and implementing it so well. I know someone else asked, and I'm going to second their request, could you post a video while driving with the roof open? I"d love to see the sightlines and hear the wind noise or absence of such.

    Thanks.
     
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    Sure, I'll get a video. It's very quiet - maybe better than stock
     
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    Very nice work, I am looking to support a tent, it sounds like you dont feel like this rack setup would?
     
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    Not sure - the rack is very strong, but not sure of the max weight the JL top will support.
     
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    I know this is backtracking, and sorry for being a noob, but can you let us know how much you cut? What are the dimensions overall? I’m buying this today and plan to replicate it, hopefully without destroying it in the process! Haha
     
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