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Old 02-16-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Footmans Loop and Windshield Bumpstop Removal

Maybe this is an unconventional "mod," but I really have no use for the windshield bumpstops and footmans loop on the hood. To me, they are just an obstacle for washing, drying, and waxing ... I know..I know.. things that Jeeps are not designed for

I went to Ace Hardware and bought some PVC Hillman plugs ... too easy
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'm a fan of this mod too. I installed the UFOs in place of the loop and rubber bumpers.

Looks clean.

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Hmmm.
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I'm a fan of this mod too. I installed the UFOs in place of the loop and rubber bumpers.

Looks clean.
Looking at the UFOs too. I don't ever see me putting down the windshield. Plus they appear to match my ne RR Aluminum Hood Catches.
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What size are the plugs? Any more info?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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For the non-UFO route, like me:

The Bumpstop holes are 1/2" Hillman PVC Hole Plugs perfect fit.
ACE or Lowes has them. The Home Depot near me was the only store in town that did not have them, according to their computer.

OK...the tricky part about the Footman Loop holes is that the hole is recessed due to the brace which runs across the underside of the hood. I racked my brain to figure this one out, however I noticed the push tabs which secure the shroud over the radiator looked like a good fit for the hole and also to fill the recessed area (see the photo and you'll understand what I mean). So, I went to ACE and bought a similar push tab just a little shorter so it doesn't over penetrate into the hood insulation. Sorry...I didn't notice the size push tab
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Sorry ... forgot to add:

If you're anal like me ... the above pictured push tabs I used to fill the Footman Loop holes didn't bite quite tight enough, for my liking, so I cut my Pep Boys rewards card into little shims (see photo below) and drilled a hole in the middle and shoved them through the tip of the tab and up against the backside of the hood...which pulled the head of the push tab nice and tight against the topside of the hood.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:52 PM   #8
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Sorry ... forgot to add:

If you're anal like me ... the above pictured push tabs I used to fill the Footman Loop holes didn't bite quite tight enough, for my liking, so I cut my Pep Boys rewards card into little shims (see photo below) and drilled a hole in the middle and shoved them through the tip of the tab and up against the backside of the hood...which pulled the head of the push tab nice and tight against the topside of the hood.
I've been looking everywhere for these as I broke on of the footman loops sides. Would you happen to know exactly which plugs you are using. When I looked in Lowes they kept showing me.http://www.lowes.com/pd_139440-37672-881273_4294711047__?productId=3013225&Ns=p_product _avg_rating|1&pl=1ĄtURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_avg_rati ng|1&facetInfo=

I would rather go down your route but I can't find these plugs anywhere.
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I used electrical box hole plug covers they are steel, have a foam rubber gasket and large washer that is held on with a wing nut. I bought some paint that matches and painted them.
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UFO's?
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http://www.vectoroffroad.com/ufos-p-40.html
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Thanks. They look nice and I like their sense of humor!
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I have them also.if you get them paint the scres black to blend in
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I did mine. $3 door panel inserts.

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Most auto parts stores have a wide selection of styles and sizes of push in plugs also.

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #16
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Went to 4 different places, each did not carry anything that would work.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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perhaps fastenal.com ???
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I have them also.if you get them paint the scres black to blend in
Mee too. I really like my UFO's. Kinda pricey but good quality.
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What's the actual hole diameter for the footman loop?
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Thanks. They look nice and I like their sense of humor!
lol i missed the MCCA part haha. I like the "reduced radar signature".

I honestly think the footman loops and the bumpers are part of what give a wrangler its character. To me, it gives a rugged off road look.

What do you guys do with the footman loop on the windshield frame inside the jeep? I like to hang crap off mine.
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I removed my windshield bumpstops.....but but them back on after a few months. Looks a bit more rugged.
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I used a bit of a different party, similar look though.

Here is the bag and part number from Lowe's




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Old 07-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #23
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Yep, the bumper holes are 1/2" - but what about the footman loop holes???

I found some of the same plugs that KYJK used at work to lose the bumpers and like the clean look (plus the texture almost matches my Mopar hood decal perfectly), so I think it's time to lose the loop too - just need to know the hole diameter....
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Rather than plugging up the "bumper" holes, I did this instead:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/win...od-183545.html
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DeSnubbers

I went with these, more pricey than Ace, but I like the look.

Hood deSnubbers | Carolina Metal Masters
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