Re: Roof rack mounting on hard top
The stock hardtop will only hold a light load on top, the later CJ/YJ tops are quite thin! Tying it into the roll bar would be better, but there is flex to be accomodated for (maybe 1/8"-1/4"). The holes in the top will have to be sealed with some sort of flexible grommet to keep out the weather, and you would want to make it easily removable to allow the top to be taken off for the summer. Maybe some sort of pins welded on top of the roll bar/cage, with a large shoulder to hold a seal on the inside, another seal/grommet on the top side, a threaded nut to clamp the seal/grommet tight, and a quick disconnect pin like those on a swaybar disconnect to retain the rack. You could then use it with the top on or off. Anyone else have an idea?