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Offline Mark

How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« on: August 15, 2016, 09:26:25 PM »
I'm looking for ideas on ways to attach the forward corners of the roof to the roll bar without drilling into the roll bar. On several occasions I had tree branches wedged between the roof and the roll bar that could have damaged the roof. There is a 1.5 inch gap between the two on my machine. I would like to install some kind of sharp edge vertically between the roof and the bar that would sheer off the branches so they can't get caught between the two, and secure the roof at the same time. Do you have any ideas for some off the shelf items I could use for that?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 09:39:09 PM »
It's happened to me about every time I hit the woods. And like you I think it had flexed the plastic up a bit. After installing the light bar I thought about using another set of mounts to hold down the front corners. The question is which ones. They make them lots of ways. These are what I used up front but had to...adjust the rubber a bit because the bar is closer to 1.75"..actualy closer to 1.66"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VQ08GFE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Might be OK but kinda thick. These are thinner but you need to add some extra rubber. I used these on the rear light:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015P169E4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 10:12:18 PM »
It may not look as good, but you could just use U-bolts around the bar and up through the plastic. You could cut the bolts off even with the nuts and put those little rubber covers over the nuts.
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Two Bros. slip-on
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30" Monster mayhems on STI HD2s
2" lift
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 11:19:31 PM »
Oem windshield mounts. The ones that came with my z6 look ok.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
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Offline chuddly

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 07:27:12 AM »
If you are running into a problem with the branches then you need something like what is pictured here.  They lift branches and brush up over the roof line.  A couple clamps like NMKawierider posted and some cable and you are all set.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/gallery/data/500/BG1.jpg
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Offline Bobbed06

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 08:31:18 AM »
If you are running into a problem with the branches then you need something like what is pictured here.  They lift branches and brush up over the roof line.  A couple clamps like NMKawierider posted and some cable and you are all set.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/gallery/data/500/BG1.jpg

Fellow FJ Cruiser owner?? ;D

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 08:46:00 AM »
If you are running into a problem with the branches then you need something like what is pictured here.  They lift branches and brush up over the roof line.  A couple clamps like NMKawierider posted and some cable and you are all set.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/gallery/data/500/BG1.jpg

Funny...I was thinking about "limb lifters" and how I could have the mounts in place and cables in storage for when needed. :)

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Offline AlbertCo zforce

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 08:41:57 PM »
I had the same problem and did not want to drill the roll cage . What I did was go to a truck supply store and bought what they call R clamps , they work great

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Offline AlbertCo zforce

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 08:45:03 PM »
Sorry loaded same photo twice

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Offline chuddly

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 08:04:03 AM »
If you are running into a problem with the branches then you need something like what is pictured here.  They lift branches and brush up over the roof line.  A couple clamps like NMKawierider posted and some cable and you are all set.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/gallery/data/500/BG1.jpg

Fellow FJ Cruiser owner?? ;D

Nah.  I need a truck so thats what I have.  I just pulled that picture from Google as i dont have any pictures of any of the limb lifters I have done.
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Offline Rotalaris

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 08:20:47 PM »
I drilled 2small holes and used a heavy duty zip tie.

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Offline Rotalaris

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 08:30:27 PM »
Actually 1hole each side. Works.great no more branches stuck between the cage and roof.

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Offline Rotalaris

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2016, 08:36:02 PM »
Not to steal the thread but I have a question how do I keep the water from running off the roof down on to my nutsack

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2016, 01:21:05 AM »
Windshield or drip rail.
2015 ZForce 800EX EPS
Two Bros. slip-on
Snorkels
Half windshield
30" Monster mayhems on STI HD2s
2" lift
Secondary clocked to C4
1mm Primary Shim 3.25:1 Lowest Ratio
More to come

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Offline Rotalaris

Re: How to Attach Roof Forward Corners
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2016, 12:14:58 PM »
I've got a half windshield.  Don't want a full. But drip rails???