I’m not proud of this as a solution BUT its necessary for all those that are contemplating removing their OEM 80 Series roof rack.
One of the things that eventually needs to be take care of is the roof rack residual rust. Our trucks all have to deal with the rust on the OEM lame ass roof rack. So annoying. For those that need a quick solution can be be as temporary or as permanent as needed, this is all you need.
For now this kit is to deal with the existing holes where the factory rivnuts are in the roof. Each needs to be dealt with before the rain starts. These are EXTRA wide button head stainless steel screws with UV stable rubber washers. The ID of the washers need to go around the outside of the rivnuts because they sit proud of the roof. The flanged stainless bolts need to squeeze the rubber washer to create a positive seal to prevent water intrusion. It’s not super sexy but it absolutely solves the issue until you can take care of the rust at another time in the very distant future.
NOTE: This kit is for the main roof rack not the roof ribs.
• (8) Extra-wide stainless steel M5 flanged screw
• (8) UV stable rubber washer
MADE in USA
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Great product. Only available from Wits'end and very happy I got this for my FJ80. Does exactly what is described and quality is exceptional. Shipping was fast aswell.
High quality stainless steel solution to plug the old roof rack holes and it looks great!!