Roof Rack Build - 2007 FJ Cruiser

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Hank Outdoors

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Robertson County, Tennessee, United States
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I wanted to start a build thread documenting my roof rack build for my FJ. As I type this I am about 2 weeks into the build and the project is stretching out because I am working on it in a friends shop (He has all the cool tools.) Right now I am into the project for $230 in steel.

The goal is to put my Smittybilt Overlander XL RTT on the rack and have some room for other gear such as jerry cans or pelican boxes on top and my awning and HiLift on the outer rail and lights under the rack.

Follow along and if you have any questions I will answer them to the best of my ability.

Sean Hank Haney

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That is a great looking rack!! I am considering building one for a rooftop tent but would like to keep it as light as possible. However I only weld steel and not aluminum so I would like to keep it as thin and light as possible. 175lb seems heavy but you probably have more cross supports then I would need.
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