Dave Druck [KI6LBB]
Looks good dude, great work!
Looks good dude, great work!
Yes, a Webber. There's more pictures at:Xtreme XJ said:WOW !! I love my XJ and think it's a great base rig to build upon.....
I tip my hat to you both in the tent design and the cargo area.... too bad they don't make a rack long enough and sturdy enough for my tall/fat ass....
I don't see why it couldn't be done off of another platform though.
Is that a Weber grill on top ? I think I'd like my COG a little lower though.
You've got some great ideas... congrats again on a cool design and set up...
See Ya !
Mike,MHead said:On the other hand the Webber is mostly spherical and doesn't pack well. I'm thinking of making a replacement with a flatter bottom and flatter top...
Now I dont wanna rain on the parade but looks like you could use a trailer. You guys have more stuff than my wife and I, Im not even going to show her the pictures because she'll say see we could have taken that, and this, and 2 of those! But I still love the home made roof tent that is super cool. I forget what you said you were using as a mattress but I bought a temperpedic 2.5" or 2" foam mattress topper and covered it with a waterproof cover which added a bit of luxury to the plywood.MHead said:Here are some pics in answer to a question about the cargo arrangement. Carco space in the back of this XJ is dedicated to food and tools. Clothing, chairs, and other items are carried on top. It seemed to me that access to food is needed throughout the day but access to items on top isn't necessary except when setting up camp.
The cargo space in an XJ isn't very well organized with the volume above the top of the back seat being hard to utilize. The rack in the picture attempts to make better use of this volume. Rack is made from 1/2" square aluminum tube, welded.
Top shelf is for coats, hats, other clothing items that are needed during the day. Next shelf down has three plastic tubs and holds dry-goods foods. Next lower, left column holds two drawers that are removed in picture but that can be seen elsewhere in this thread. Between these drawers is a pull out cutting board/shelf which is really convenient for preparing lunches. At bottom right is a pull out shelf with heavy duty sliders. Ice chest is placed here. Two 7 gal 'blue cube' plastic water tanks go between ice chest and drawers. Tools are stored in aluminum boxes made to fit behind sloped jeep rear seat. Pic 4 shows LED based light that is operated from jeep battery. This can be operated for long periods without fear of draining the battery. Pic 5 shows how rack is secured to XJ. I drilled two holes thru the jeep floor and bolted a steel strap containing a welded nut. An aluminum bridge secures to this nut and clamps the rack in place. Rack can be removed in just a few minutes.