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Old 06-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #61
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The worst thing about taking the doors off is having to listen to my in-laws worry about "how dangerous it is". So much so, that they have now convinced my wife of this. Aaaggh!
Any door that is light enough that I can remove it myself, does not offer much protection. I'm seriously considering buying useless tubular doors just to shut them up.
Are there any statistics on this phenomenon of getting t-boned and dying in your doorless Jeep versus a Jeep with doors? Does the National Transportation Safety Board or the DOT track these things??? Sheesh!

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The worst thing about taking the doors off is having to listen to my in-laws worry about "how dangerous it is". So much so, that they have now convinced my wife of this. Aaaggh!
A good sharp knife will cut right through that umbilical cord. In-Laws...don't get me started.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #64
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A good sharp knife will cut right through that umbilical cord. In-Laws...don't get me started.
I must have gotten pretty lucky with mine, they're actually the ones that got me interested in jeeps. They go out every sunny day in their doorless, lifted cj7.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #65
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I bought the Smittybuilt CRES for just this purpose. Lost two hats and a pair of Oakley sunglasses out the back of the Jeep within the first month I had it.

The CRES is semi-cool-looking and it has saved two hats and a new pair of Oakleys so far (already paid for itself).
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #66
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I turn the baseball caps around and it works fine. When it's really whipping, I lace my croakies wire through the back. If it comes off, it'll be caught by the wire. Amazon.com: Croakies Unisex Adult Arc System Eyewear Retainer (Black, 14 inch) fits medium and large frames: Clothing

Great for keeping my glasses on as well.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #67
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Worst thing about having the doors off is when you have to put them back on.
Guys I think we have the winning answer right here!
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #68
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #69
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I dont have that problem, I just tighten my hat when i get in the jeep and loosen it when it get where I'm going havent lost one yet.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #70
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I dont have that problem, I just tighten my hat when i get in the jeep and loosen it when it get where I'm going havent lost one yet.
Fitted hats though. Can't do that. And I love my mossy oak hat. It's comfortable. I don't wanna trade it for a hat that has to vice grip my head to stay on.
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Lol...I'll have to keep this in mind when I finally get my doors off. Already had my hat blow off...while doors were still attached.
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Lol...I'll have to keep this in mind when I finally get my doors off. Already had my hat blow off...while doors were still attached.
Yeah, it totally blows.

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I was thinking about how people use to wear a leather jacket, hat, gloves and goggles when they drove the Model A's down old, dirt stagecoach roads. I totally see why. I live in Southern CA and in the mornings I wear a coat and watch cap. I wear earplugs on the hwy too. I'm an Audio Recording Engineer, so being deaf isn't an option. And 70 mph winds next to big rig can make for some serious pressure on your ears.
That is the truth I was clocking 95+ db last time I was top n doors off next to a big rig. Fellow Audio Pro here! Glad to see another of our kind.

now that I think about it a jeep would be the perfect rig to do rolling recordings of vehicles.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #74
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Fitted hats though. Can't do that. And I love my mossy oak hat. It's comfortable. I don't wanna trade it for a hat that has to vice grip my head to stay on.
It dosent have to be that tight to stay on.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #75
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No. The worst part is knowing that at the end of the season you'll have to put them back on.
Agreed.

Since I don't have a garage to park my jeep - when the doors come off for the day, they have to go back on that evening. Doors with elec window motors and glass windows are NOT light either...
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I have a hat tether that I clip to my collar when driving, and wrapped around the the adjustment band when not. Sailors use these things all the time, that is where I got the idea. REI sells them for like $5.
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You are my new best friend. Will order a couple of these. Weekends are an excuse to Jeep- and wear a funky hat. If you have a loose hat- hit the Depot and buy foam padding with sticky back. (Sold in a roll like tape). Place it in the brim or just on front if its a baseball hat. You can also buy a headband and wear it under the hat around your forehead. Sorry- but head to the ladies hair aisle for the flat ones. I don't mean the 80s cotton kind. Should make it more snug.
That said- I have some great hats that still fly off in gusts. So I'll buy the retainer clips.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:31 PM   #77
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You are my new best friend. Will order a couple of these. Weekends are an excuse to Jeep- and wear a funky hat. If you have a loose hat- hit the Depot and buy foam padding with sticky back. (Sold in a roll like tape). Place it in the brim or just on front if its a baseball hat. You can also buy a headband and wear it under the hat around your forehead. Sorry- but head to the ladies hair aisle for the flat ones. I don't mean the 80s cotton kind. Should make it more snug.
That said- I have some great hats that still fly off in gusts. So I'll buy the retainer clips.
I didn't even think about the foam padding. Or even double sided foam tape. Haha. Tape the sucker to your forehead. Lol. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #78
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Um, I am sure you know I meant stick it to the hat.....
Have a good weekend everyone. All this talk is making me want to run home and take my doors off....
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #79
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Um, I am sure you know I meant stick it to the hat.....
Have a good weekend everyone. All this talk is making me want to run home and take my doors off....
They aren't off already? I know you meant stick it to the hat, but then I thought "hey, they make that stuff double sided too! Just stick one side to my hat and the other to my head!" Lol
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #81
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Lol. What if its red?
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Been there, done that. ACU Velcro blows.
I'm navy, our digis dont even have velcro. we get 2 buttons underneath and who has the time for that!
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I'm navy, our digis dont even have velcro. we get 2 buttons underneath and who has the time for that!
I'd almost prefer it. The Velcro all but stops functioning after about 2 months. Less if you're in the field.
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Worst part for me today, temperature dropped to 10C today, then started raining.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #85
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Worst part for me today, temperature dropped to 10C today, then started raining.
Yeah. That happened to me earlier last week. And I was over an hour away from home and had to take the freeway. The looks we're priceless though.
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That's why I started wearing a do-rag instead of a hat. Just tie it on and it stays put. Give you that 'rebel' look too. Haha
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I wear a 'sport hat' - a lightweight ball cap meant for triathlon/running. It's super lightweight, but it stays on the wind since it is designed for use when running. It stays on super snug with no problems at all.

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Attach one end to hat, one end to rollbar, if hat flies off, reel it back in and put it back on.

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #89
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I shaved my head bald. No lie. Did it in April...no more hat, no more "helmet-head" when I ride my motorcycle. Wasn't sure I'd like it, but I do.

And I've dated 7 women since then. Okay, that's a lie...
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Worst thing about it is the sound the seat belts make. A few seat belt cushions took care of that.

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