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! HahaI bought the following:
I had to cut the rack down to a size that fits the jeep, both length and width. There isn't an ideal size available from Rhino, they are either too large or small. Used a table saw to cut the aluminum pieces. It takes some planning to make it fit and I have probably 3-4 hours in the rack, customizing and assembling. The HDPE plastic is used to fill in places in the rack where the retracting top can catch.
- Rhino-Rack 107" x 58" Unassembled Pioneer Platform
- Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Full Rail Kit for the 42105B platform
- Rhino-Rack RL150S13 Legs - 3 sets
- Sheet of black 1" HDPE Plastic
It turned out well, except for noise. First ride was unbearable with loud whistling and wind noise. Added a wind fairing and it's nearly silent, even pleasant with the top open. I'll take a picture of the wind fairing and post it up. It's made of plexiglass covered in 3M Dinoc Carbon Wrap, on both sides. Removed the Rhino Rack badge from the rack and riveted it to the fairing.
I believe the Rhino-Rack Backbone system and parts for the JKU & JLU use a 42108BF which is a 72" x 56" and is the perfect size for both 4 door jeeps. This is the same that I have on my 2015 JKU.