I've wanted a full length rack for some time. The aftermarket has many options, but all the ones I like are well over a grand plus accessories. So like many I'm going to home build one myself. I'm not going to call this a budget build as the basic rack will likely have about $750 in materials if I have it powder coated. However I'll have a finished product that meets all my specific needs. This will be mounted on my FZJ80. My criterial: Full Length Flat (no sides or "basket") Max strength Reasonable overall weight Yakima compatible, bikes, canoe, ski box, basket Lights Awning RTT (future) Removable Floor The rack itself will be constructed of round 1.125" diameter .065" wall DOM tubing. 1 1/8" will allow all my existing Yakima accessories to simply clamp in place. If I need a basket on the rack I have a small Yakima one. During the winter months I'll likely leave my Thule Ski Box on for the season. I like the idea of a floor sometimes, but it would interfere with my ability to place Yakima mounts randomly on the rack. I have a couple different ideas on how to pull it off. I'll save those details for later as they become finalized. I'd like to thank a number of vendors who have helped make this possible by sponsoring the build: Cruiser Outfitters - Kurt Expedition Lighting Systems - Nick Gamiviti.com - Tim LabRak - Shane I hope you all enjoy following the build and it inspires you to work on your own projects.