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Old 07-30-2015, 11:13 AM
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Default How to put roof rack on 40 when topless

In the belief that my 40 will one day soon be prowling the Front Range, my asked if we could use the Yakima rack on the 40 for transporting paddleboards in the summertime.

Summer usually means going topless for my 40, so her question got me thinking... How to tie the rack onto the topless 40?

'78 40 w/ factory roll bar and old bikini top.

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Old 07-30-2015, 11:19 AM
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Yakima mega basket, attached to the roll bar using the stock mega basket attachment parts, and attached to the windshield with several stainless steel zip ties through the windshield hook loops. Takes 5 mins. To put on or off & stays up there all summer.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:29 AM
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Whoa, cool! I have a Yakima basket, not sure if it is a mega or not.

Can I get an image of attaching to the windshield? You lost me on the stainless steel zip ties... Hose clamps?

Are you able to run a bikini top with that configuration?
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:57 AM
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-B...0245/202528833

each one has a 100 pound tensile strength, so once I put 2 or 3 onto each loop I figure it is pretty stable. The roll bar connections do the heavy lifting anyway, and these are really just to keep the front end of the basket in place & not moving around. The truck isn't running right now, so the hard top is on it & the basket is not, but I think I can mock it up on the soft top 40 pretty easily. So I'll play around & take some pics for you. I've never run it with a bikini top in place, but I think you could, as long as you don't mind cutting some holes in the bikini top. If it was old & going to be replaced one day anyway, no worries. If it was brand new, I might struggle to do it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:28 PM
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Thanks man! And now I am remembering the windshield hook loops. It has been too long since I have driven my 40...
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