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I like the idea, I have been thinking of ideas for not having to drill holes.
 

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I got one of the prototypes. Unfortunately, it was too big to fit in the house hold oven in the garage for powder coating / heat treat high temp paint for exhaust manifolds and junk (I did that one time in the oven inside in college, BIG MISTAKE) , and slightly too small to fit in the grooves where the rack would sit ( no way it would just hang in there on a piece of wire or string like you should to do powder coat, but don't let that discourage you if you want to get an oven for your garage, this was a $30 oven from an estate sale, probably not the biggest out there).. No big dealio, I took it to my powder coat buddy who does my big stuff with a drive in size oven. $20 later, I have it. Can't wait to hang it (was gone during 4th of July and just got home so haven't had a chance yet, just picked it up, never know when he's going to heat up the big oven anyway). I plan on using 2 sided Gorilla tape for the bottom mounts. It's what I have my winch box held into my bumper with (for 6 months that's been some what exposed to elements and it's still solid) and my fuse box inside my driver side wheel well (and it's still solid). So, I'm feeling confident about it as long as I properly clean and prep the surface (which I will) for a no drill solution. Will post results after I've had a chance to hang it, put some weight on it, and test it and let everyone else know, but I feel solid about it since the top holds the weight and the bottom is just to keep it from swinging. I plan on using mine to hang my on board air hose with some 8" velcro cable straps, tire deflator (w/ same straps), and a few other odds & ends with a few pouches I was able to dig up out of my old USMC stuff (that have actual molle straps: probably trail tire plug kits, valve stems, trail tire stuff, etc etc). I always said I wouldn't do a molle panel, but after seeing how handy @AlbatrossCafe had his tire stuff, I decided I would. I had seriously considered making up a file and sending this to my laser / water jet cutter who cut 5 of the battery tie downs I designed at a great price ($20 / per) but after the time of doing designing the file and all that jazz with so much other crap I have to do, gotta say good on @roXterra for designing, making them, and not extorting our small community. thumbs up emoji x inifnity.

After actually having my hands on it for more than 5 minutes, I have to say, everything about it seems pretty good quality.

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Discussion Starter · #105 ·
I made a Molle thread in another forum here and it got moved back here to this area, and it has taken off....
so let's keep the new comments there, and have this one for history only ok?

Here is the new thread:
 

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View attachment 128397 View attachment 128398 As promised, pics of a mount I am trying. Aluminum flatbar, tapped for 12-24, heat shrink on the ends for a softner. The idea is that the short side goes in the crack between the window and plastic panel, the long end clamps on the outside of the panel. As you tighten the machine screw, it clamps the panel between the two. I really don't want to put holes in the panel. It seems to work so far, but I will need to test it with load and drive around.
Updates on this?
I'm pretty interested in this solution.
 

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They have been around or over a year, initially plasma cut, all this year laser cut.
Gen2, Gen1 and Subaru Outback/Forester too.
I have 6 bare metal ones for Gen2 right now (otherwise takes under a week)
Gen2/Gen1 are same for either side. Buyer pictures above show fire extinguisher mounting too.
Slit holes are for velcro straps, round holes for hooks (1/4 inch bolt fitting through holes)

Install: roXterra Molle Panel for Gen2 Xterra - roXterra Designs - Roof Racks and Molle Panels for Xterran Gen2 2005-2015 and Gen1 2000-2004

Prices for Gen2/Gen1: $125, powder coating is $30 (by an auto body shop specializing in powder coating)
includes shipping and mounting hardware pictured above in the link.
Shipping alone is $15-$20 out of that $125.
Payment is by PayPal, send me private message and I will send you my email for PayPal.

Mine is spray can painted (silver), has been fine since there is no metal on metal contact with pouches.
 

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They have been around or over a year, initially plasma cut, all this year laser cut.
Gen2, Gen1 and Subaru Outback/Forester too.
I have 6 bare metal ones for Gen2 right now (otherwise takes under a week)
Gen2/Gen1 are same for either side. Buyer pictures above show fire extinguisher mounting too.
Slit holes are for velcro straps, round holes for hooks (1/4 inch bolt fitting through holes)

Install: roXterra Molle Panel for Gen2 Xterra - roXterra Designs - Roof Racks and Molle Panels for Xterran Gen2 2005-2015 and Gen1 2000-2004

Prices for Gen2/Gen1: $125, powder coating is $30 (by an auto body shop specializing in powder coating)
includes shipping and mounting hardware pictured above in the link.
Shipping alone is $15-$20 out of that $125.
Payment is by PayPal, send me private message and I will send you my email for PayPal.

Mine is spray can painted (silver), has been fine since there is no metal on metal contact with pouches.
Familiar with your panels (and probably going to be ordering some).
But I was interested in any updates on your "no drill" bottom mount solution?
 

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No Drill:
To fit the current panel, those would be just bottom holding ones, and will hold some weight.
Off road, however, I would prefer 6 points of attachments (through plastic).

There hasn't been enough interest or I would have addressed the bottom holders.
I could make the bent aluminum/steel thin pieces, then metal rubs on plastic, unless you wrap it in something. Like heat shrink wrap, which eventually may wear out, scratching the plastic. Are holes or scratches worse?

Doing it right takes time. Only bent brackets is just the start.
 
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