List of materials needed:
1 - 4 1/2 inch X 10
inch 12 gauge sheet metal (base bracket).
1 - 2 inch X 8 inch
12 gauge sheet metal (rollbar bracket).
1 - 7/16 X 3 inches
pull pin or retaining pin with holes predrilled and cotter pin or
1 - 1/2 inch bolt, 2 inches long with nut and
washers to fit (to secure Hi-Lift base to base bracket).
1/4 inch bolts 1 1/2 inches or 2 inches long with nuts, washers,
and lock washers.
Here's a solution for
all you short wheelbase Jeep owners who want to protect your
Hi-Lift jack from the elements. Instead of mounting it on the
front bumper as most Hi-LIft owners do, this is one of the
solutions that I came up with that will protect it. Keeps it
clean and free of dirt and bugs, and the possible frontal
impact with that stray tree or boulder.
The only requirement to
make this set up work is to not have a rear seat. Other than
that, this idea will work for a bare rollbar, a padded
rollbar, or a rollbar with a soundbar. Although I did this on
my '97 TJ SE, it ought to work for CJ's and YJ's also. Just
modify the angles of the brackets to make things fit.
Editor's Note: This mount will not work
if you have a hide-a-trunk in your bed.