First things first, big thanks to Ed Amdahl, Kadar Leraas, and Mike Tuttle for coming out on a Saturday and helping me work on my rig. I owe you guys!
Lets start with the rack!
Ahhh yes, nothing like that new part smell.
Everything was nicely packed from Front Runner, no damage or anything tragic like that.
Yes we read the instructions, we're wimps what can I say.
Ed and Mike making it happen. Definitely not going to have any extra bolts or anything like that... The platform went together pretty quick all in all. The Front Runner track system is really convenient.
With the platform built we removed the factory load bars from the roof. Just two bolts and they slide right off. We'll be using those riv-nuts for the mounting bars on the Front Runner.
Just about ready for the test fit
Couldn't get much eaiser really. The mounting arms drop right in place, no drilling or anything. Literally bolt-on.
Doin a fine job there, Mike. I'm just drinking beer and taking pictures at this point :)
Voila! No interference with the factory sun roof, even with wind deflectors installed. Couldn't be happier!
To be continued...