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Old 09-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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YJ had a nice widowmaker jack on it when I bought it..I work at a high school in a high traffic part of the city and didn't want it to end up through my windshield...I removed it, but don't like the look of the brackets just sitting there...any ideas ? I could remove them but don't want holes in the hood...suggestions?

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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put the bolts back in after you remove the brackets..they also make black plastic as well as chrome hole plugs that snap in,if you can find any that small

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Old 09-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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Put bolts back in and painted...much better!
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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yep,looks a lot cleaner
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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YJ had a nice widowmaker jack on it when I bought it..I work at a high school in a high traffic part of the city and didn't want it to end up through my windshield...I removed it, but don't like the look of the brackets just sitting there...any ideas ? I could remove them but don't want holes in the hood...suggestions?

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I still dont get why you removed it. If it were to fly off, which it probably wouldnt, it would go forward assuming you hit something. It would only come backwards if you got rear ended, and you would have to get hit so hard that jack would be the least of your worries.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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I still dont get why you removed it. If it were to fly off, which it probably wouldnt, it would go forward assuming you hit something. It would only come backwards if you got rear ended, and you would have to get hit so hard that jack would be the least of your worries.
I was just about to type this...
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #7
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maybe worried about someone using it to "open" the windshield... someone who received a poor grade...
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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maybe worried about someone using it to "open" the windshield... someone who received a poor grade...
Agreed but I would just put a lock on it if thats what the concern was :-/
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Agreed but I would just put a lock on it if thats what the concern was :-/
X2. I got a cable style handgun lock on mine.
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Agreed but I would just put a lock on it if thats what the concern was :-/
x3. I have a cable lock on mine
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I don't like the way it looks...I'm also an assistant principal and don't want to give anyone a reason to F with my Jeep.
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I'm not concerned about it flying off and I certainly understand the physics as to which direction would make it hot the windshield. The PO had a horesshit looking jack that was stuck on with bungee cords and looked ridiculous.
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I'm not concerned about it flying off and I certainly understand the physics as to which direction would make it hot the windshield. The PO had a horesshit looking jack that was stuck on with bungee cords and looked ridiculous.
No need to get heated.. just saying my opinion as I love having my hi-lift up on my hood. You also said your jack was a "nice widowmaker" so i assumed it was a good condition jack. I am aware of the slang term "widowmaker" so maybe it was all sarcasm. Sorry!

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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I don't like the way it looks...I'm also an assistant principal and don't want to give anyone a reason to F with my Jeep.
looks cleaner without it to me too

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