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Old 07-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Homemade Jeep Pegs: Step by Step Guide

Sup guys! Recently the concept of havin pegs on my jeep so I can rest my foot in the open air on the highway has sparked my interest, so i decided to surf the web and compile all of the best methods into one, easy, do it yourself way to have yourself some cool pegs for your wrangler!!

Heres a step by step guide on how to make a set of these pegs. Took me about an hour, and thats including goin to get all the materials! Easy stuff, and so worth it!

Materials & Tools

(2) 2" long 3/8" Eye Bolts
(2) 1 1/2" long 3/8" Bolts
(2) 1" Outer, 3/8" Inner Washers
(2) 3/8" Nuts
(2) BMX Bike Pegs [I think the standard threading is 3/8" for all of these pegs, but if you grab some that are not, adjust the size of the regular bolts to that size]
Wrench

All came out to around $20!


Procedure

Step One
Take the peg, put the eye of the eye bolt on top where the peg is threaded, put the washer on top of that, and then put the regular bolt thru that setup, into the threading of the peg.


Step Two
Tighten the regular bolt down into the peg. You may need some leverage to get it in there, i used a screwdriver thru the peg to provide some twisting power. Once the bolt is getting tight to the washer, center the washer and eye bolt over the peg and finally give it a couple of good hard turns and dimple the washer into the eye bolt, solidifying the setup. You shouldnt have any wiggle room. Your peg is done!




Step Three
Now all ya gotta do is put it in the door hinge using the eye bolt. Pretty damn simple! Cool part is you can orient the peg so that its on the top or bottom of the hinge, I personally put it below the hinge, fits my foot better . Adjust the angle of the peg to your preference, throw the nut on and use the wrench tighten it to the hinge! It shouldnt move and it looks and feels like a store bought mod!




So yeah, thats all there is to it! Hope this helps out the wrangler community! Post any comments, questions, and especially pics if ya did it yourself! Long live the JEEP!

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Very nice! My son is going to be pissed when he finds out his pegs have been stolen off his BMX bike.

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Nice, I just take the back pegs off my nightrain when I go doorless. Free for the win.
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Nice, I just take the back pegs off my nightrain when I go doorless. Free for the win.
nightrain, one of my favorite guns n roses songs

only thing better than cheap is free!
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Thanks for the post i was noodling how to come up with something like that yours is much simpler and cheaper.
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That is too easy and nice choice of pegs! Thanks for the post!
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #7
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Did mine today, same basic concept a few minor differences, I will be bedlining them tomorrow so they match the rest of my Jeep, sorry for the bad pic I had to garage it due to the rain.
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Doing it this weekend, thanks!
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:11 AM   #9
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just took a half hour highway ride to see dark knight rises in imax (amazing movie, one of the best ive ever seen in theaters, just sayin..) and i test rode the pegs. a small mod, but really increases the comfort of the ride! its like kickin your feet up, gives more to the open air experience...nice
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Just thought I'd give an update, after bed lining the pegs, they look 100% better, really do look like they are made for the jeep.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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Wow cool idea.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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Got mine made, but I welded it then hit it with some black BBQ paint while it was still hot from welding.

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I did mine with a yellow accent, but I have to change the hex bolt to a flat bolt, cuz it rubs a little bit on the body.
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Home made pegs - anti-swivel design

Hey all - I was inspired to make some pegs, too. Thanks to thrty6 for the inspiration!!!

I modified the design a little to add in a metal brace so they won't swivel into the jeep body when my kids put their feet on them.

The metal was some extra pieces I had laying around, I folded it in half and drilled holes.

Supplies - pegs from local wal mart. Cheap at $8, but I was surprised that they are NOT THREADED so I had to do the design differently.

2 - bmx bike pegs from wal mart (mine were unthreaded)
2 - 2" long 3/8" diameter threaded eye bolts
2 - 1" outer 3/8" inner washers
2 - 3/8" nuts
2 - 3/8" wing nuts (to attach them to the hinges from the top)
4 - 3/4" outer 3/8" inner washers (on eye bolt, above and below hinges)
2 - metal 'braces' i made from scrap, about 4" long each
2 - recyled rubber feet from an old blender (protect the paint)
2 - 2 1/4" hex bolts for inside the pegs
black bed liner




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I added a metal brace to the design so they don't swivel away. I added these leftover rubber 'feet' from an old blender to the braces to protect the paint.

Foot Pegs2 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

I gave all the pieces a couple of coats of bed liner before assembly:

Foot Pegs3 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Parts after bed liner:
Foot Pegs - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Since my pegs were not threaded, I had to bolt them from the inside. Here you see the 1 1/4" hex bolt sticking out from inside the pegs. Next goes on the threaded eye bolt:
Foot Pegs - Wrangler Forum Gallery

I had to use a socket extension to reach the bolt inside the peg:
Foot Pegs - Wrangler Forum Gallery

The completed assemblies:
Foot Pegs10 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Before:
Foot Pegs11 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

My son helping install:
Foot Pegs12 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Foot test
Foot Pegs15 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Close up, passenger side:
Foot Pegs17 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Drivers side, so you can see the metal piece I added to keep them from swiveling into the jeep body.
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Hey all - I was inspired to make some pegs, too. Thanks to thrty6 for the inspiration!!!

I modified the design a little to add in a metal brace so they won't swivel into the jeep body when my kids put their feet on them.

The metal was some extra pieces I had laying around, I folded it in half and drilled holes.

Supplies - pegs from local wal mart. Cheap at $8, but I was surprised that they are NOT THREADED so I had to do the design differently.

2 - bmx bike pegs from wal mart (mine were unthreaded)
2 - 2" long 3/8" diameter threaded eye bolts
2 - 1" outer 3/8" inner washers
2 - 3/8" nuts
2 - 3/8" wing nuts (to attach them to the hinges from the top)
4 - 3/4" outer 3/8" inner washers (on eye bolt, above and below hinges)
2 - metal 'braces' i made from scrap, about 4" long each
2 - recyled rubber feet from an old blender (protect the paint)
2 - 2 1/4" hex bolts for inside the pegs
black bed liner




I added a metal brace to the design so they don't swivel away. I added these leftover rubber 'feet' from an old blender to the braces to protect the paint.

Foot Pegs2 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

I gave all the pieces a couple of coats of bed liner before assembly:

Foot Pegs3 - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Parts after bed liner:
Foot Pegs - Wrangler Forum Gallery

Since my pegs were not threaded, I had to bolt them from the inside. Here you see the 1 1/4" hex bolt sticking out from inside the pegs. Next goes on the threaded eye bolt:
Foot Pegs - Wrangler Forum Gallery
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I had to use a socket extension to reach the bolt inside the peg:
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A few more views of the peg, eye bolt, washer, and my anti-swivel brace.

The completed assemblies:
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #17
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Last 5 pix

Last 5 - install & test!


Before:
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My son helping install:
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Foot test
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Close up, passenger side:
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Drivers side, so you can see the metal piece I added to keep them from swiveling into the jeep body.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #18
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im lovin the innovation! its awesome how such a small and simple piece could make such a difference...when my friends hop in n ride with me they naturally put their foot up on the peg and then it hits em, "where the hell did you get pegs for your jeep?!"
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:27 AM   #19
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ps wing nuts are a sick idea, didnt think of that! and those rubber braces are cool as hell too, good stuff man
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Good idea with the brace to keep them from swiveling.I was wondering about that.
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Good idea with the brace to keep them from swiveling.I was wondering about that.
X2 and the guy that welded his... I'm getting the supplies to do this
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Good idea with the brace to keep them from swiveling.I was wondering about that.
yeah i basically just tighten the nut with a wrench so that it stays put...btw where in upstate new york are you from???
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Hi, I had a fee questions about the "swivel stopper braces"

I made the swivel stoppers from two pieces of leftover metal.

They started about 8" long and 1.5" tall and the metal was pretty thick maybe 1/8" . Then I folded them in half with a vise for more strength and drilled holes. The big hole is 3/8" for the heavy bolt inside the peg.

The other end is a smaller hole around 1/8". I added a rubber padded bumper to that end with a small bolt to protect the paint. The bumpers were leftover rubber feet from an old dead blender.

Then we sprayed them with bed liner to match the rest of the pegs.

They work well. I noticed the jeep body sheet metal flexes in a little bit where the rubber bumper meet the panel when you push a foot on the peg. The metal flexes right back out. That body metal is more flexible than I expected.

Let me know more questions.
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Anyone know how to edit a post? I posted mine twice by mistake. Can't figure out how to delete one of 'em, or fix my typos in the other
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Anyone know how to edit a post? I posted mine twice by mistake. Can't figure out how to delete one of 'em, or fix my typos in the other
You can only edit a post for 30 mins after it's posted....
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Made these last night, drove around doorless all day! I got a couple compliments on them and folks were amazed at how good they looked and how simple they were to create. Thanks for the inspiration!
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awesome loving this on my to do list now
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Where did everyone pickup the foot pegs?
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