Thanks for bumping this, man. It's been too long since I've posted in here. Yes, a nice rubber buffer lining the inside of a 2 piece, screw-together case would be essential; as pointed out by dhyde79 a few posts ago. I've been continuing to play around with more ideas for products, especially universal mounts like what 02Xterra and I talked about earlier...universal mounts that grip around the round roof rack bars and oval ones to go around the cross bars...something that could mount lights, shovels, axes, hi-lifts, racks, whatever you want to mount up there. I've also been playing around with a floor-mount rack system for the rear cargo area too - something to hold ammo tins, tool boxes, and bicycles mostly. I still haven't had any time at work to do any of this playing around, and given our current schedule, I don't see any chances in the future to do so. I'm starting to think the only way to make any of this ever happen is to take out a huge personal loan and find shop space to rent and buy a small machine that I can use to produce these goodies. My wife and I have been continuing to work out the possibilities there, so if/when something develops this will be the first place I share the news. Until then, lets keep the ideas flowing everyone! What else do you nice folks want?