Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?
That's a Warrior Products Platform rack, yeah? It won't be long before I'll be wanting to mount some traction boards to mine. It's good to see a simple u-bolt+bracket+long-bolt set-up will get the job done.
Yes, love the WP rack! Depending on which boards you get (how well they stack and final thickness) you can use a long bolt. Longest I found was 5" but this was not long enough for me... (insert joke here). The Maxsa boards don't stack up as well as something like the Maxtrax.
I ended up buying 3' of 5/16" threaded rod and cut each piece to size. Ended up with 7 1/4" per "bolt".
The U-Bolts are 5/16" x 1 3/8" x 2 1/4".
The steel bracket is cut from 1/8" x 1 1/2" weld steel.
The knob nuts are from Lowe's, obviously in 5/16".
Eventually I will take down the bolts and drill them out for cotter pins as the knobs don't really "tighten down" on the tracks, they snug up to them but the more you twist them on the more the boards flex down (as they should). I didn't lose the knobs on the road after 1500 miles but I think for safety I'll add pins later on or think of a way to secure the knobs.
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Last edited by cmg1012; 05-30-2019 at 12:01 PM.