2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

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2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby Tad » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:54 pm

The first step is to remove the plastic trim that runs along the edges of the roof. Start in the middle and gently pry with a screwdriver. Once it starts you can pop it off with your fingers and can set down the screwdriver. You need to start in the middle because the front and back ends tuck under other trim so by gently bending it up in the middle you can free it from the trim at either end.

Once the trim is removed look for the three sets of mounting holes. There is a pair at the back, a pair in the middle and a pair at the front on each side. They are normally covered with tape and painted over, although on a '92 Trooper we had there were bolts in those holes and the bolt heads were painted over.

This is what you are looking for:
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You need to cut through the pant and tape like so:
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Then cut in a circle until the paint and tape are clear from the holes:
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Once the holes are open you can mount the roof rack pads using the short bolts in the kit:
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After that mount the roof rack bases to the pads:
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Then the assembled crossbars can be attached to the bases:
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And finally snap the covers back onto the truck:
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Take a step back and admire your work:
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Postby demote4x4 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:12 pm

Does a Rodeo mount the same way and who makes those?
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Postby GenXr » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:45 pm

this is one of the better how-to's for a rack install. I nominate this one as a Hall of fame thread.
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Postby Tad » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:48 pm

GenXr wrote:this is one of the better how-to's for a rack install. I nominate this one as a Hall of fame thread.


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Postby uzusi » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:11 pm

nice....what kind of rack is that on the trooper and where can I get it?
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Postby Tad » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:19 pm

It's the factory "Ski Rack" without the Ski holders. Contact Jerry (best) or the dealer (2nd best) for availability.

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Postby Tug » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:17 pm

On some (most) installations, you will also have to notch the trim to clear the rack bases before snapping it back in, but this only adds a couple of minutes to a really fast install (I think we did my old 94 start to finish in about 20 minutes, and one of us was just watching).
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Postby Tad » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:43 pm

Tug wrote:On some (most) installations, you will also have to notch the trim to clear the rack bases before snapping it back in, but this only adds a couple of minutes to a really fast install (I think we did my old 94 start to finish in about 20 minutes, and one of us was just watching).


That's true of the Surco mounts, but these OEM mounts didn't require any notching. The metal is thin enough and shaped so that it just sits under the edge of the trim.

You'll certainly have to trim or notch the thick Surco mounts however.

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Postby JY » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:59 pm

Tad,

Do you happen to know what other accessories are safe to use with these crossbars?

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Postby DMikeM » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:48 am

I converted that to a PDF and can send it to the board for people to keep or print out.
Someone that has the storage space to host it just need to let me know or I can email it to anyone that needs it. it is 2.7 Megabytes.
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Postby DMikeM » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:33 am

Where do you want me to send it Tad? PM or email me and I will up it to you or I can shove it up on RapidShare and you guys can get at it that way.

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Re: 2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby ozfest » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:48 am

What size fasteners are those ?
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Re: 2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby Stevied84westy » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:04 pm

Hello.
Great to see the install pics. Where do you get the base pads?
I have a 96 Trooper LS and the standard mounts make too much noise.

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Re: 2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby wesf » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:36 pm

In case someone ever needs the "official" install directions for the factory ski rack:

http://www.megley.com/trooper/rackinstall/

Our Trooper came new with a set, but I removed and sold them...scanned the install instructions for someone at some point, figured I would share them here as well.

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Re: 2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby floatzilla » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:59 pm

Any idea on the size of the bolts used?
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Re: 2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby wesf » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:30 pm

Afraid I can't answer that one...I would guess somewhere in the #10 to 1/4" range...been a long time. If I had some in front of me, I could probably get you in the ballpark...probably metric though.

If it were me, I would pull the trim strip and drive to your local hardware store...not Lowe's or Home Depot, but an Ace or Do-It-Best hardware type store where they have tons of nuts and bolts and you can buy just *one*! :-) Ask them if you can take a couple different ones out to your Trooper to figure out which size (and length - too long and they won't work either) you need to purchase...

Regular phillips or flat head should work, but my recollection is that they were a pan-head hex type screw.

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Re: 2001 Trooper Roof OEM Rack Install

Postby floatzilla » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:20 pm

OK thanks man, hopefully one of these little mom n pop stores would let me take a handful out. I'm not really good with guessing sizes. I'm making little custom pieces so hopefully I can find some examples on here with angle iron and flat stock.
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