ROOF TOP TENT SET UP FOR 1984 FJ60 (1 Viewer)

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Does anyone out there have recommendations and suggestions on putting a roof top tent on a 1984 FJ60 (actually the roof is off an '86...did a restoration on my FJ60...I'm original owner... swapped 2F and trans with an LS3 and NV4500 trans). I want to be able to take it on and off when not using and put my surf racks back on. I think I prefer a hard case rather than soft top, but open to ideas. Needs to be heavy duty. Thanks for the help. Dave
 

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84, James Baroud tent, Bowfin rack.

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Does anyone know if the factory roof rack can deal with a RTT? Eventually I will get a full length roof rack, but for this summer I can’t afford both (i.e. a RTT - it’s the Roofnest Sparrow I’m wanting - AND the expedition-type roof rack).
 
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Does anyone know if the factory roof rack can deal with a RTT? Eventually I will get a full length roof rack, but for this summer I can’t afford both (i.e. a RTT - it’s the Roofnest Sparrow I’m wanting - AND the expedition-type roof rack).

If this is what you mean by the factory roof rack: \/ then no. You are going to want a proper roof gutter mount rack and will likely need 3 or 4 cross bars to support the weight adequately.


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Yeah, that’s the rack I meant. I kinda guessed that would be the answer. I suppose I can try and get a couple of very simple, gutter-mounted crossbars to use for now. Or get a proper roof rack now & just sleep in the back of the truck until I can afford the Sparrow....
 
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Yeah, that’s the rack I meant. I kinda guessed that would be the answer. I suppose I can try and get a couple of very simple, gutter-mounted crossbars to use for now. Or get a proper roof rack now & just sleep in the back of the truck until I can afford the Sparrow....
I have a full frontrunner and in hindsight I wish I would have just done 3 crossbars.
 
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Yeah, that’s the rack I meant. I kinda guessed that would be the answer. I suppose I can try and get a couple of very simple, gutter-mounted crossbars to use for now. Or get a proper roof rack now & just sleep in the back of the truck until I can afford the Sparrow....
Craigslist is full of racks that people sell for a lot less than new and nothing wrong with them good place to look for cross bars and feet.
 

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