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Hi Imaz,
How hard was it to get to roof lining off, any damage in the process, i've done the same to one of my rivnuts whilst getting the rust out before putting on my pioneer rack!
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New Aussie designed rack coming very soon, fitting prototype this weekend.

Uses similar mounting set up to Uneek
Is it this?

https://www.chiefproducts.com.au/col.../wk2-roof-rack

Or a different brand?
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different brand, Launching soon
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Chiefs said this in an email to me today.

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Yes, we’ve taken a very close look at Jeep’s design for the roof and those rivet nuts in the roof. I plan to release a blog post that outlines our whole development process for the WK2 Roof Rack. We definitely learned some interesting stuff through the process.

We’re planning to release our mounting rails, so that customers like yourself can use them with their existing roof rack. Creating compatibility with numerous other products can be tough, but we’re going to have a crack at it.

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If I had to voice out, things I'd also look for in a roof rack other than how its mounted is accessories mounting options. How to mount lights, shovel etc.

Looking at photos of Uneek or Gobi, do they even sell specific mounting brackets for accessories??

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Yes, we’ve taken a very close look at Jeep’s design for the roof and those rivet nuts in the roof. I plan to release a blog post that outlines our whole development process for the WK2 Roof Rack. We definitely learned some interesting stuff through the process.

We’re planning to release our mounting rails, so that customers like yourself can use them with their existing roof rack. Creating compatibility with numerous other products can be tough, but we’re going to have a crack at it.

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Not even a hint of the brand?
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Hi Imaz,
How hard was it to get to roof lining off, any damage in the process, i've done the same to one of my rivnuts whilst getting the rust out before putting on my pioneer rack!
Its not difficult at all, but almost all plastic trims of every panel, sides, back all need to be detached loosly. I mean from bottom up. They all just unclip off with 1 tiny screw in each seatbelt pillar.

The culprit is the sunvisor, tight wiring routing etc, I guess since the recall was performed.

There is a lot of wiring routed and hot glued to the roof lining, but they can be detached. There is a black module also stuck to the left rear of the roof lining, not sure what it ia for.

The airbags are there above each door jam.

Just remember to keep your hands clean otherwise you will have to clean the roof lining. As usual, its a delecate piece, so creasenings can happen and will look like crap.

If you intend on repairing or modding the roof structure or even boring new rivit nuts, I suggest removing the roof lining and do the job correctly.



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Dave launching a new brand, chiefs new roof racks, first look under the skin of the roof.

This is a pretty damn interesting thread.
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