Has anyone hauled 8ft lumber in their JL 4dr

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I do it all the time :CWL:

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These were resting on the dash, almost touching the windshield, and just about touched the tailgate. It was a little tough changing gear, but I managed. :P

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Since you have a hard top, you can bring some towels and throw them on the roof. Tie the boards up there or run some ratchet straps.

Or, you can fold down the windshield and run them through the inside. :)
 

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Some of these load examples are a bit concerning. I never put heavy items especially like lumber directly behind my driver's seat. I always put lumber in diagonally with the leading/front end on the passenger side and have it crossing the jeeps centerline towards the left at the rear. Long pieces of lumber in line with the vehicle and directly behind the seat, the momentum of the lumber would likely force the driver's seat back right into the steering wheel in a crash. Kind of like a battering ram right?

I do realize its absolutely impossible to guarantee loaded items will never be an issue in a crash. Just something to think about though.
 

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I've hauled 4x8 sheets of plywood on the roof of my 1981 Honda Accord.

I'm sure you can make it work somehow.
 

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Like many others I’ve hauled many 8-10’ lumber on the tailgate with the window open. I actually have a cut piece of pipe insulation that fits right over the tailgate edge I just throw on there when I make a lumber run.
 

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I carried 16 foot shiplap. Drop windshield, run then from front bumper to rear tailgate. Tie them down to the front bumper using pool noodles between boards and hood to protect hood. Also tie them together in the back. I carried 30 boards like that - 480 linear feet.
 

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I’ve carried 2x4s, 2x6s, 4x4s all extending out the back with no issues. Just use towels to protect the paint and plastic trim inside. I usually run a strap around the roll bar to keep everything secure.

Last week, carried a 4x8 sheet of OSB on top of the roll bar.

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I made a "rack" out of some spare 2x4s. The thickness of two 2x4s is perfect to get the lumber above the windshield and the bumps on the sport bar. The ratchet strap keep everything locked down and not moving.

I made the front cross bar 54" and the rear 53 1/4" so they tuck inside the plastic door surrounds with very little lateral movement during loading.

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I made a "rack" out of some spare 2x4s. The thickness of two 2x4s is perfect to get the lumber above the windshield and the bumps on the sport bar. The ratchet strap keep everything locked down and not moving.

I made the front cross bar 54" and the rear 53 1/4" so they tuck inside the plastic door surrounds with very little lateral movement during loading.

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Now this is good thinking. I like to put a canvas bucket or strap or something around the front of the load to prevent unexpected javelins in a hard breaking situation. Just tie it back to your tie downs.
 

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