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finally had a chance to mount my hi lift today.....happy mothers day!!

i opted to use those brackets found on ebay and bought a 12in length of 1/2in threaded rod to make the extensions...also used a lock washer and wing nut on each application....

prior to bolting on the black brackets, i glued a small piece of rubber from a tire tube on the inside of each one allowing for a good grip and no scratching on the roof rack especially from the 1/2in thread stud..

the ebay brackets were $9.99 each
home depot hardware $1.29 for each bracket..
total set up = priceless... :lol:

it turned out really nice....its on there pretty tight...i was even able to mount it myself...

PS...bought a gun lock at walmart for security..fits perfect
PSS...ordered some quickfists for my axe and shovel (w/ebay brackets)

here are some pics!!





 

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NICE JOB, and at a very nice PRICE !... :bigthumb:
 

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That looks great. I am doing the same thing on the passenger side with the same brackets. Let us know if the brackets rotate downwards after hitting some bumps. My idea involves 2 clamps for the rear section (one on the top rail and one on the bottom) with a section of stock between them to keep the entire assembly from possibly rotating, and one clamp up front. I will post when it's built.
 

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Looks great!!!:clap: I'm going to install mine now, not bad for some $25 hi lift mounts.:bigthumb:
 

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thx....

i hope it doesnt rotate down!! :lol:
i suppose the base would hit my roof first...:mecry:
 

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Nice. I made some too instead of the $105 fourtreks. I used some pipe clamps at Lowes, 3/8 threaded rod cut to size, some couplers to lock the rod, wing nuts, washers(lock and standard). I think I made mine for somewhere in the range of $20-$25 and got it all at Lowes. Yours looks better though, I like the look of your clamps. I was just looking for something effective and not so pricey as I am sure you were as well.
My Hi-Lift has been on the roof for about 2 weeks now, hit some pretty good bumps, and has not rotated at all.
 

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finally had a chance to mount my hi lift today.....happy mothers day!!

i opted to use those brackets found on ebay and bought a 12in length of 1/2in threaded rod to make the extensions...also used a lock washer and wing nut on each application....

prior to bolting on the black brackets, i glued a small piece of rubber from a tire tube on the inside of each one allowing for a good grip and no scratching on the roof rack especially from the 1/2in thread stud..

the ebay brackets were $9.99 each
home depot hardware $1.29 for each bracket..
total set up = priceless... :lol:

it turned out really nice....its on there pretty tight...i was even able to mount it myself...

PS...bought a gun lock at walmart for security..fits perfect
PSS...ordered some quickfists for my axe and shovel (w/ebay brackets)

here are some pics!!
Where are you getting the quickfists? Is that what their called? Look great!
 

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That looks great. I am doing the same thing on the passenger side with the same brackets. Let us know if the brackets rotate downwards after hitting some bumps. My idea involves 2 clamps for the rear section (one on the top rail and one on the bottom) with a section of stock between them to keep the entire assembly from possibly rotating, and one clamp up front. I will post when it's built.
I pm'ed the seller of these mounting brackets on ebay. Their tech's said that the brackets (or at least ones that look identical) were designed to hang lead blocks used as ballast in race cars. That the hi-lift should not budge them one bit.
 

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