Canoe on soft top
Sorry, missed that! YES very simple to remove. Two bolts, one on either side where the vertical tubing inserts at the windshield bracket- the originals are knobs but I replaced them with standard bolts because the knobs had a tendency to come loose on long, bumpy drives and couldn't be tightened sufficiently by hand.
Originally Posted by TxCop07
I am planning to replace the horizontal front bar (which is a wierd oval shape, compatible with other Lange accessories) with 1" round EMT conduit so I can fit my Yakima gunwale brackets on there. I will have the new bar welded on so there will be no chance of any bolts working loose.
Amazingly, NOBODY (that I can find) makes such a product already... so I have to Frankenstein it myself. :/
JK Super Freak
Ok that's cool. Keep us updated as you upgrade it.
2007 JEEP Green Rubi
4" Complete RC lift
2" Performance Accessories BL from Northridge 4x4
37" Goodyear MTR's
OLYMPIC 4X4 front bumper
48" HighLift Jack
Camo grab handles
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Here is my write-up on hauling a canoe & kayak on a soft top.
Another idea option, if you wanted to have the soft top up, would be getting some of that pipe insulation and put it over the lip/sides of the canoe. That should provide enough cushion on the top and it should wear away faster than the top if anything gets between them. Haven't tried it myself, but thought about it.
I would be leery of putting anything directly on the soft top for any long distance trip. But for a short trip down the road I do believe the pipe insulation would work fine. Just as long as you can keep the canoe from shifting even just a little from side to side.
Originally Posted by schmugboy
07' Silver X 2dr Softop (dd)
16x8" 4.5" bs Eagle Alloys 140 / Super Fin/Blk trim
33" Bridgestone "Revo" Dueler AT
Stock Sahara Running boards
I installed OEM cruise/speed control
Light Force 240 "Blitz" Aux lights
Waiting to install "WARN CE M8000" winch
Can't decide on....
Bumper and Lift.
Very nice. Looks very similar to the Lange Originals Rack, but I'm sure you spent less.
Originally Posted by dustdriver
Thanks. Yeah the lower front sections are from Lange, but I replaced the original oval-shaped bar across the top with the round pipe. If Lange were smart, they'd do the same, to make the rack compatible with a thousand other Yakima and Thule accessories. And someone needs to make a spare-tire mounted upright for the back. They'd sell a ton of them.
Originally Posted by bripsu
I sliced some 99 cent noodles and ran along the canoe so it didn't wear out the top anymore than I already have. You will need padding or it will die! Works great though. No rack need!
I just picked up a Garvin Adventure Rack for our canoe. It is a full body rack, connects to the windsheild bolts and under the rear bumper. It tilts back to drop the soft top. Looking forward to the spring when I can start using it!