Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

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Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby Tad » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:26 pm

These are steel brackets with welded nuts that replace the well nuts holding on the factory 74-91 Wagoneer and Cherokee roof racks, they will not fit the older racks from the 60's and early 70's (pic below).

If you carry loads up there that have some mass or might catch air these are a good idea.

They use the factory 1/4-20 roof rack screws and tie the steel plate into the body above the headliner.

$75 shipped anyplace in the USA and include the tek screws to tie them into the body.
You can message me here or email me direct at ttsfabworks@cox.net

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These only work if the corners of you rack look like this.

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If you are interested in a version with 5/16-18 nuts, hardware and top plates to build your own rack feel free to contact me, I'll be bringing those back into production over the weekend.
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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby REDONE » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Those look nice Tad!
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Postby Berettaguy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:40 pm

Hi Tad, are these less likely to leak than the factory well nut way? I am going to get some interior work done here in the next couple of months and would like to keep it nice. Thanks!

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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby CheapJeepBrad » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:01 pm

Any chance you're bringing you roof rack back to production?
FSJs Owned:
87 GW: Garnet/Oxblood :Sold
83 GW: Green/Peanut Butter: Sold
87 GW: Black/Oxblood: Sold
74 Cherokee NT: Blue/Brown: Parted
77 Chief:Tan/Garnet: Sold
87 GW: Silver/Oxblood: Sold
79 Cherokee Golden Eagle: Garnet/Tan: Sold
81 J10 blue/blue: Sold
77 Chief brown/tan: sold

Current FSJs:
83 J10 Laredo: Red/Black
82 Cherokee: blue/black
78 Chief orange/tan

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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby Tad » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:57 am

Berettaguy wrote:Hi Tad, are these less likely to leak than the factory well nut way? I am going to get some interior work done here in the next couple of months and would like to keep it nice. Thanks!

There has never been an issue with them leaking that I know of but if you wanted you could always apply some silicone or RTV to the mounting area when they were installed.
There are over 200 sets of these out there in various forms dating back to 2003, many of those are in heavy rain and snow areas.

CheapJeepBrad wrote:Any chance you're bringing you roof rack back to production?

This is actually the start of that, by the end of January I hope to have cleared enough room to bring the jig out of storage and start playing with some new ideas that Evil Twin Fab and myself have been kicking around.
They will not look like the original tadracks but will incorporate the original mounting design.
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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby CheapJeepBrad » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:44 am

Tad wrote:
CheapJeepBrad wrote:Any chance you're bringing you roof rack back to production?

This is actually the start of that, by the end of January I hope to have cleared enough room to bring the jig out of storage and start playing with some new ideas that Evil Twin Fab and myself have been kicking around.
They will not look like the original tadracks but will incorporate the original mounting design.


So, if I go ahead and get a set of these now, they will work with the new rack you're planning on producing? Or, will you offer these as part of the new rack setup?
FSJs Owned:
87 GW: Garnet/Oxblood :Sold
83 GW: Green/Peanut Butter: Sold
87 GW: Black/Oxblood: Sold
74 Cherokee NT: Blue/Brown: Parted
77 Chief:Tan/Garnet: Sold
87 GW: Silver/Oxblood: Sold
79 Cherokee Golden Eagle: Garnet/Tan: Sold
81 J10 blue/blue: Sold
77 Chief brown/tan: sold

Current FSJs:
83 J10 Laredo: Red/Black
82 Cherokee: blue/black
78 Chief orange/tan

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Postby Tad » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:37 pm

CheapJeepBrad wrote:So, if I go ahead and get a set of these now, they will work with the new rack you're planning on producing? Or, will you offer these as part of the new rack setup?

They will be included with the rack, those actually use 5/16-18 mounting hardware.

I will be offering them separately as well along with roof top plates for folks that would like to build their own racks.
When you think about it a rack is really just some type of frame, box or basket and looks can vary.
The trick to this mounting system is you don't have to drill any holes in your roof (unless you want an extra long version) and you don't have to use gutter clamps.
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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby CheapJeepBrad » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:32 pm

Tad wrote:They will be included with the rack, those actually use 5/16-18 mounting hardware.


10-4 I'll wait for the new rack then.
FSJs Owned:
87 GW: Garnet/Oxblood :Sold
83 GW: Green/Peanut Butter: Sold
87 GW: Black/Oxblood: Sold
74 Cherokee NT: Blue/Brown: Parted
77 Chief:Tan/Garnet: Sold
87 GW: Silver/Oxblood: Sold
79 Cherokee Golden Eagle: Garnet/Tan: Sold
81 J10 blue/blue: Sold
77 Chief brown/tan: sold

Current FSJs:
83 J10 Laredo: Red/Black
82 Cherokee: blue/black
78 Chief orange/tan

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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby Tad » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Here is the basic roof rack builder kit which was the foundation of the original TadRack.
It is $99 shipped anyplace in the USA.

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The basic concept is to sandwich the roof between the interior support brackets.

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These use larger 5/16-18 hardware.

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Once the top plates are secured your math is set and you build your rack.

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If you think about it a roof rack is simply a frame, box or basket up there, how you attach and secure it is the tricky part.

You are only limited by your creativity at this point.
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Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:35 pm

This is awesome. Having built several racks from scratch I can agree that this is a huge (yuge!) help. Saves all the time and head scratching involved with step 1! From there you use your creativity and build. Thanks for this Tad!

*edit*
Any chance to get the external plates a little larger for room to burn in the tie in legs?

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Postby Tad » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:40 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:This is awesome. Having built several racks from scratch I can agree that this is a huge (yuge!) help. Saves all the time and head scratching involved with step 1! From there you use your creativity and build. Thanks for this Tad!

*edit*
Any chance to get the external plates a little larger for room to burn in the tie in legs?

Email or message me Ted.
I will work with anyone on anything custom.
These are 1.5" wide which is about as far as I can push it in 12 gauge, you start to get into the curve of the roof.
But thickness cand be changed as well as size by customer request.
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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Tad wrote:
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:This is awesome. Having built several racks from scratch I can agree that this is a huge (yuge!) help. Saves all the time and head scratching involved with step 1! From there you use your creativity and build. Thanks for this Tad!

*edit*
Any chance to get the external plates a little larger for room to burn in the tie in legs?

Email or message me Ted.
I will work with anyone on anything custom.
These are 1.5" wide which is about as far as I can push it in 12 gauge, you start to get into the curve of the roof.
But thickness cand be changed as well as size by customer request.


Ok, sounds great sir. It'll be a while before I'm near that stage but I've bookmarked this message and will reach out when I am closer to ready. Thanks!


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Re: Roof Rack Reinfocement Brackets - $75 Shipped

Postby BaldBeardedBastard » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:24 pm

Hey tad- curious in what you are cooking up for your version 2.0. Any updates? Thanks.


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