For a secure way of mounting a Hi-Lift to a factory roof rack just take two 2” muffler clamps and flatten the bracket down. $1.50 for each of the two 2”muffler clamps. Some pipe insulation, trimmed to fit.
Scott, first of all, get that thing a little dirty. Shees, that hurt my eyes.
Maybe instead of even wingnuts, use something like a lynch pin or wire lock pin actually going through the bolt. Very quick.
Most folks won't even realize you have a jack up there.
Then someone would have to know what a hi-lift is.
Then someone would have to have the brass ones to hawk it.
Then someone would have to know it would be a one minute job.
Yeah, there's always dudes like that fawker in WA that ripped off those 40 parts, but dude, I seriously doubt anyone's gonna touch it.
Just make sure it's very secure. At impact, if those clamps are not VERY STRONG, you're gonna have a frickin missile flying through the air. .... are you sure you are ready to deal with that if it happens? (I would not be). :-\
those racks are rated at a few kg, if the bolts are all tight, it would have to be one hell of a serious impact to send that thing for a six. So as long as the rack doesn't fall off that setup is good to go.
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From a litigation standpoint , it's seems kinda negligent to put it up there . I'd feel compelled to place that sucker on the back floor , up against the rear seat backs .
Litigation? In Canada? Come on Tyler, you're just worried that this is going to create more work for you
Then again, I tend to agree - this looks like a great idea for the trail, but at 135km/h that thing is gone in an accident!