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Old 05-01-2016, 07:20 PM
Johnny1855 Johnny1855 is offline
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Default 2004 EDGE Roof Rack install

Hello, fellow FR enthusiasts.

I have a 2004 EDGE, and am completely enthralled with the idea of a roof rack on the cab. It almost goes w/o saying that it's a two-door, so drilling may have to occur...so long as it can be done right.

Two things up-front:
A. Apologies if this isn't the appropriate thread.
B. I'm sure this has been covered in a thread of the past. However, I don't have enough Makers or patience to dig through the archives. Apologies for potentially bringing up an already-covered topic.

I've heard that the Ranger roof doesn't have a sound enough structure for a rack on the roof. There's still the truck bed, so it's not like I intend on hauling a load of mulch on the cab. I'd love to hear the community's thoughts on how to go about installing a roof rack on a two-door, while forgoing Home Depot drywall screws and the like.

Thank you all.

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:29 PM
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I've seen rangers with roof racks. I have no clue how they was installed. Maybe someone that has done this will chime in. I think it would look pretty cool
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: 2004 EDGE Roof Rack install

If you are putting on a roof rack (expo sport tracs are common, along woth shortened expo ones) you will need to drill holes. Amd the roof I believe is rated for 100 to 120 pounds.

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Old 05-01-2016, 08:17 PM
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I went to a junkyard and pulled the tracks and cross bars off an explorer. Cut the tracks down to fit in the roof and screwed them down with sheet metal screws. Sealed the piss out of everything with silicone and haven't had any issues. I only have a light bar up there right now, but would definitely trust it with a basket.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:32 PM
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I went to a junkyard and pulled the tracks and cross bars off an explorer. Cut the tracks down to fit in the roof and screwed them down with sheet metal screws. Sealed the piss out of everything with silicone and haven't had any issues. I only have a light bar up there right now, but would definitely trust it with a basket.
Did u use shower screws? Wouldn't the screws go right through the interior roof carpet?

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Old 09-07-2016, 01:16 PM
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Did u use shower screws? Wouldn't the screws go right through the interior roof carpet? Sent from my E2306 using Tapatalk
there's a small area between the roof and the headliner
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:35 PM
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Thanks. Does it matter the year of the Explorer,

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Old 09-07-2016, 02:15 PM
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96-01 explorers or the few year after those sport tracs
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:15 PM
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Ok 👌 thanks

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Old 09-07-2016, 03:11 PM
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there's a small area between the roof and the headliner
^this

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96-01 explorers or the few year after those sport tracs
^also this
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