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Rear side window Molle for Xterra
Price and more pictures at www.roXterra.com
14 gauge cold rolled steel, weighs 4 lb -- sand it and paint it yourself -- fits drivers side (label faces inside) or passenger side (label faces outside)
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includes 6 L brackets shown, outer hole has nutsert installed
6 bolts screw into the above nutserts
8 self tapping screws - 2 each in bottom L brackets, 1 in each of the side ones
6 1x1.5 inch steel cutouts for placing on the other side of the plastic to form a strong anchor
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Version 1.0 in use (without side mounts) -- sample use
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History of the Molle, installation tips at the end...

Hardware included
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Is anyone on the fence of getting one? Would $10 make a difference?
I have a couple that the text got a little "off" so it's not as perfect as the above. Even if horrible (which it's not), it could be covered by a sticker/gear...
Send me a personal image if you're ready to get one, the imperfect ones won't last long. Same everything as above otherwise, side mount holes, hardware.
 

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The 4 Molles with faults in the text.
All will be shiny as above, just the text will be a little different. In the first and last the R does not have the cutout of the top, in the third the R cutout is a bit too much...

$70 each, includes shipping, includes hardware (L brackets, bolts, nutserts installed)
These look different because they still have the "milling layer" of new steel on them, that will be taken off and made look the same as the Molle up top... shiny and smooth
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Black powder coating from @ZheKing
To see the different colors in one thread
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I didn’t mean to split the thread up, but here is the link to there:
 

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Great idea there, avoiding drilling the plastic!

Is this Molle from today Nickel brushed? Painted?
It’s just 60 grit rotary sander sanded....takes away the shine, smoothes all, ready for painting! (Original behind it...you want to sand any metal before painting)

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I still have this Molle with X running into the dot, considered a flaw hence lower priced. Also the lettering is a bit off but in a cool unique way!....... $70 shipped, includes mounting 6 L brackets, nutserts, screws.
or for $10 more I can be talked into spraying it dark metallic gray, gunmetal gray, flat black or semi-gloss black

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To clarify.....
this is the last of the flawed ones

...and flawed ones are gone

The regular ones are available and will be....... $85

If you want your own logo there instead, that's $20 extra. Your name, phrase, up to 10 letters, maybe 12 if it's a little smaller.

New ones are made about weekly, 2 are ready to go right at this instance...
 

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15 lb load should be fine. A little more too. Initially I thought about putting power tools there but it’s not practical (and steal me advertisement) and all the other small things take up the room already.
Just anchor with all 6 brackets so Molle doesn’t vibrate with weight. For small items others went with just 2 bottom attachments but with more weight anchor all sides.
 

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Unofficially 30 lb.
15 lb is just a conservative suggestion, the weakest points are the plastic but with steel anchor tabs (included) it’s ok.

The metal tabs (actual Molle cutouts) are overkill for 15lb, even hand bendable thin steel would anchor ok. These solid pieces distribute the stress in plastic.

You would be the weight pioneer but I would do it.
 

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Tighten bottom L brackets to Molle, align with plastic, mark both holes.
Remove Molle, drill plastic, drill metal tabs with the same hole spacing.
Drive self tapping screw first through the metal tab before it goes behind plastic, to have right sized hole (easier to deal with when it will be behind plastic trim).

Self tapping screw through L bracket, through plastic (pull on the plastic a bit, insert metal behind it), find the hole in metal tab with the tip of the self tapping screw, then the other next to it.

by pulling a lot, he plastic trim will pop out more (you may have to pop out the pillar plastic first), but usually you can just get your fingers and tab behind there without popping it out.
 

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There is a telescopic arm with a magnet at AutoZone.... if recovery was important.
I bought a big 2 inch magnet recently with 45 lb advertised strength (feels like it), that would slam agains sheet metal if used for recovery like this :)

Which color did you paint yours?
 

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We are considering laser cutting them instead of plasma cutting, would that make a difference to anyone?

Someone was interested in a Molle for front door, I think it would interfere with my knee room, but would anyone else like a Molle there too?

Where the Molles have gone this year.

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First Gen 2000-2004 Molles are just around the corner.
Totally different shape of the Molle, but there is a hook spot on the First Gen, in the right spot, on each side...

Plastic "hooks" which don't seem strong enough, but Gen2 hooks fit perfectly into the spots for Gen1, even the bolts fit.
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