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Old 06-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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550 cord grab handles

I saw some of these on here a while back and thought I'd give it a try. I got some 550 cord and this is what I came up with.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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I've gotten into the 550 cord myself a bit. That's a great idea that I haven't thought of! I've seen a couple people wrapping their "Oh S**t" bars on the front dash as well and it looked good.

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
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you making any to sell?
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:29 PM   #4
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They are pretty easy to make if you want to make them yourself. Check on Youtube for the instructions. One of the best ones I've found is Tying It All Together. He's got a ton of videos on how to tie different stuff with paracord along with this design which is a solomon bar and you can get the paracord for dirt cheap on ebay.
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Looks good!
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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I keep a stash of 550 in the workshop all the time. Way too many uses not to have it around.

Nice work, OP, you gave me a great idea...
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
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Mabyee a dumb question but.... Um..... What is 550 cord???
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:35 PM   #8
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its like a really durable nylon rope. widely used by the military, in fact its on the packing list for Ranger School
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:00 PM   #9
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I thought so.... My brother is airborne... Where can u get it
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:01 PM   #10
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any tactical store or have your brother get it on base
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:40 PM   #11
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:48 PM   #12
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Mabyee a dumb question but.... Um..... What is 550 cord???
"550" cord is actually parachute cord used by the military.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #13
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"550" cord is actually parachute cord used by the military.
Go to rangerjoe.com and u can find it I any color pretty much and make anything out of it believe me it has saved my butt a few times down range
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #14
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These are for TJDrillSergeant. They are a very light gray (almost silver).
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:00 AM   #15
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they'll match perfectly. great job man
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:30 AM   #16
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got them in the mail and they look and feel great. strongly recommend to anyone reading
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:41 PM   #17
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looks great although they would be a little big and distracting for me.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:11 PM   #18
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You could probably build a Jeep with 550 cord and duck tape
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You could probably build a Jeep with 550 cord and duck tape
No bubble gum or paper clips?

I like the 550 cord stuff too, but feels a little like knitting. I guess it's OK since Rangers use it
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:54 PM   #20
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That looks great

How many feet does it take for one handle??
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:07 AM   #21
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It takes about 27-28 feet per handle. I'm glad to hear they made it to you TJDrillSergeant.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:10 AM   #22
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Those look great. I may need to look for some of that in orange... And learn how to make some.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #23
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was thinking about doing something like that, i got tons of it laying around left over from my army days in numerous colors (desert, black, white, green)
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I saw some of these on here a while back and thought I'd give it a try. I got some 550 cord and this is what I came up with.
Hate to bring back a old thread... but...
How did you make the grab handle with the two loops on the ends instead of the ball and single loop in the videos?
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:52 AM   #25
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How do you attach them to the roll bar?
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I see several different solomon types. Crisscrossed, wide, etc. Which one works best for the handles or different uses? I like this and want to give it a try. I have alot of green paracord to practice on. Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:36 PM   #27
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Good job they look great and quite professional. Such creative people in this forum!
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Hate to bring back a old thread... but...
How did you make the grab handle with the two loops on the ends instead of the ball and single loop in the videos?
The way I did it in order to have two loops is that I used two pieces of cut up 550 in the center with the bite at opposite ends of each other.



With the end result looking like this

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Mabyee a dumb question but.... Um..... What is 550 cord???

Just as a note of trivia:
550 cord was given it's name because it has a tensile strength of 550 pounds so it's good stuff for grab handles. As mentioned earlier it is used by the military primarily for airdrop rigging.

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