Re: Ski Carriers? Looking for ideas.
A long time ago, I got a ski rack that bolted onto the spare tire carrier of my CJ. It bolted onto where the wheel mounts and held the ski's vertically. I'm sure it would have worked on a YJ spare as well. Mine came from the Jeep dealer, he gave it to me to make some space in his store room.
Another option is Yakima or Thule racks bolted to your hardtop. They are expensive, but the best way to go in my opinion.
I use Yakima racks on my ZJ to carry my snowboard, canoe, bike, just about everything. They are great to have.