Modified rear cargo shelf for 2 door soft top

  1. sarum87

    sarum87 Well-Known Member

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    So I got tired of waiting for a company to make a rear cargo shelf for the 2 door. I bought the Hooke Road cargo rack which was larger than the Ace rack. I found a metal fabricator who made a bracket that lifted the basket higher (so I could fit the ARB fridge underneath) and also allowed me to use the existing screw holes on the jeep to secure the bracket to. no new drilling was needed- just used the existing holes. The bracket is made of 10 guage steel and when I tighten all the bolts it's very secure. no wobble at all. I painted the bracket black so it looks good. Soft top fits fine as well. Very happy with the outcome. Make a huge difference in my storage space. cost $150 for the brackets.

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    Looks good. I assume looking at the pictures that this is only for no top or soft top only. Over the summer I was using my fridge with the soft top on. It was frustrating getting into the back with the soft top. But it was sure nice at the beach getting a cold one when it was hot out!
     
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    I probably have no idea what I'm talking about, but couldn't you install the hardtop and then lay the new brackets over the hardtop mounting flange and bolt it all down securing the hard top and brackets?
     
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    As long as the brackets don’t hit the windows - GREAT job looks super
     
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    This is a soft top. The windows slide on no problem. The bracket fits inside the window.
     
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    Might be a dumb question. But you wouldn't happen to have a link to the actual shelf would you? Also is the only reason you needed a bracket was because of the fridge height?
     
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    Google “Hooke Road” cargo rack for Jeep and you will find it. Yes the only reason for the added height is for the fridge.
     
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