I retained the rear AC. I live in Houston, any AC I can get I'll take it. I cut the roof Air duct to gain some headroom. The air now exits the opening straight out. From the driver seat I can feel air coming form the back. Lots of times I run low at front and max on the rear.Nice pics, Raul. I continue to be impressed by where you push that rig.
I hope this is not too off topic, but it seems like you built around your rear HVAC unit. Do you use it? Does it blow into the headliner and around the center cutout you made?
I LOVE IT!. I'll do it again. On a previous scape I hit some low branches and broke the front board that hold the lights. $8 later I replaced the broken board with a new one painted. Had I have a $2000 aluminum rack it would be still mangled up. For my needs works great, its low profile, light and cheap. It may not be "Instagram rated" but it does everything I need.Nice pics! Looks like you had another rad trip! Looks like you have added some lights to your roof rack. How is the wood working out?
Nothing. The connectors for the Airbags have a shorting clip that shorts the pins to prevent any static electricity to trigger igniter. As long as I do not cut the wires and keep a proper connector at the end, it should be fine.Looks nice. What are you going to do with the airbag?
These are the bars I used. I got three for free. I will use four if I were to do it again. I think that adding a bolt clamping the leg and the retention plate is a must. The rest of the rack was done with painted or stained pine wood as you would build a deck. Edges rounded with a router.Just read the entire build! Awesome job! Ive got 2014 E350 with only 45k miles on it that is a blank canvas. I plan to use mine for exploration and camping with the family as well. Huge fan of making it all work on a budget. Can you provide some materials list on what you built the roof platform with? I am wanting to replicate that, but all the racks Ive seen are mega $.