Embarking on thrilling off-road adventures in your trusty Jeep is an experience like no other. However, as a passionate explorer, you understand the importance of optimizing your vehicle’s storage capacity without compromising its rugged appeal. That’s where a DIY Jeep roof rack enters the picture, offering the perfect solution to elevate your gear-hauling capabilities while exuding a touch of personal style. In this article, we delve into the world of roof racks, uncovering innovative ideas, step-by-step instructions, and creative enhancements that will transform your Jeep into the envy of fellow adventurers.
Get ready to embark on a journey of customization and practicality as we unlock the secrets to crafting a roof rack that perfectly suits your Jeep’s personality and your adventurous spirit.
1. Mike’s DIY jeep roof rack
Mike used tinktube’s construction material for his Jeep XJ roof rack build. He chose the black tubes and fittings and easily assembled the whole thing together.
Very happy with the quality and the overall look, he was able to complete the build to his specifications for about 1/3 of the cost of a pre-made roof rack! If you’re interested in building a similar project, here are the components he used:
- 1-1/16″ x 92″ Jet black steel pipe (PT-92-BK), which is a galvanized steel pipe painted with a stylish textured jet black finish.
- Tee connector black fitting set (HJ-1) – black painted metal joint set that consists of (x2) H-1, (x2) M6-25B bolts, and (x2) M6- N nuts.
- 90° Elbow black connector set (HJ-90) – black painted metal joint set that consists of (x2) H-90, (x2) M6-25B bolts and (x2) M6- N nuts.
The tools needed to assemble a similar project are simple:
- Pipe cutter (T-CUTTER) – Ideal for our 28mm pipe & can also cut EMT conduit.
- T handle wrench (T-HANDLE) – T-handle acts as a balanced weight to help you spin the wrench quickly, while allowing enough leverage and torque for all your builds.
Learn how to assemble T-connectors
The T-connector joint set is the most commonly used fitting to build any project with our standard 28 mm tube. It can also be used with a 3/4″ inch EMT conduit pipe when combined with the AO-SHIM adaptor.
Learn how to assemble HJ-90 joints
The elbow joint set creates 90 degree corners while adding aesthetics to any design. It’s easy to assemble with a 5 mm Allen key, as for all the other fittings. Let your imagination run wild and create all kinds of amazing projects!
2. Jeep Wrangler JL with soft top gets a roof rack!
Youtuber Casey is the owner of a Jeep Wrangler JL. In his video, he shows us how he installed the roof rack on his Jeep, even though it has a soft top. Although he bought a pre-made roof rack, he could have DIYed it using the tinktube system, designing his project to fit his jeep’s soft top perfectly and making sure he could attach the rack to the bottom section of his jeep.
3. Grand Cherokee XJ roof rack
This Jeep Cherokee roof rack is designed with a specific purpose in mind: to offer its owner ample storage space while ensuring safety.
This robust and reliable rack provides a practical solution for those needing extra room to carry their belongings on their adventurous journeys. With its sturdy construction and secure fastening mechanisms, it guarantees that the stored items remain safe and secure throughout the trip. Whether it’s camping gear, sports equipment, or luggage, it allows you to maximize your storage capacity without compromising safety.
4. DIY Jeep roof rack inspiration
A roof rack unlocks a world of possibilities on any vehicle, van or Jeep. By adapting this project to your Jeep, you get unlimited access to endless opportunities for customization. A DIY roof rack not only increases storage capacity but also offers the flexibility to create a rooftop terrace or an extra sleeping area. Embarking on the journey of building your own Jeep roof rack allows you to unleash your creativity and tailor it precisely to your needs!
5. Jeep Cherokee roof top tent rack
You can build a Jeep Cherokee rooftop tent rack using tinktube’s innovative building system. With this system, customization is key, allowing you to tailor the rack to your specific needs and preferences. You can then create a secure and sturdy platform for mounting a rooftop tent which ensures utmost safety during your camping adventures.
tinktube’s building system is reliable and robust, capable of withstanding various weather conditions and providing a comfortable sleeping space!
Unleash your Jeep’s potential: crafting a custom roof rack made for adventure
As an avid explorer, you understand the significance of maximizing storage space without compromising the rugged allure of your Jeep. By venturing into the realm of DIY Jeep roof racks, you have the opportunity to enhance your off-road escapades to new heights! With our exploration, we have unveiled innovative DIY ideas and imaginative enhancements that will elevate your Jeep’s functionality while reflecting your unique style. From seamlessly integrating storage solutions to unleashing your creativity in a tent roof rack design, you have the power to transform your Jeep into a dream build for adventurers.
Embrace the journey of customization and practicality as you craft a Jeep rooftop rack. Get ready to embark on unforgettable expeditions, equipped with a DIY roof rack that is both a practical asset and a reflection of your passion for exploration. Let the journey begin!