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Old 07-11-2012, 05:03 PM
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Homemade grabhandles



Just made these handles. What do y'all think?
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Can you hang from one with your whole body suspended? If so

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these will withstand my body weight.

made my own set of o crap handles







pvc pipe with rubber maker and some nylon straps
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Of course it holds my weight. Paracord is very strong stuff one strand will hold 550 pounds.
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Of course it holds my weight. Paracord is very strong stuff one strand will hold 550 pounds.
So you weigh 550 lbs? Is the jeep ok?
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So you weigh 550 lbs? Is the jeep ok?
Real paracord has 7 strands, and woven like that, his handle may be stronger than the bar it is attached to.
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Real paracord has 7 strands, and woven like that, his handle may be stronger than the bar it is attached to.
So when the bar breaks from the 550 lbs hanging on it the strap "still intact" will bring the bar down to impale the driver? Sweet!


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So when the bar breaks from the 550 lbs hanging on it the strap "still intact" will bring the bar down to impale the driver? Sweet!

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Those look great

I found a thread about makeing them and have been thinking about making some too. Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own. There's a pretty fancy one in there on the 3rd page

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these will withstand my body weight.

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pvc pipe with rubber maker and some nylon straps
That's a cool idea to put the PVC in there
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #11
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Q-tec sells grab handles with Velcro for $4.99 each, so I didn't bother making my own. They are easy to attach and work like a charm.
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I would think the weak link is the links not the para cord itself. What do you use for the connections between the three pieces?
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Paracord links them together but I think I'm going to redo them so it one piece linked by a d-ring shackle. Like the link above. Think that is a better look
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Q-tec sells grab handles with Velcro for $4.99 each, so I didn't bother making my own. They are easy to attach and work like a charm.
Yeah, but paracord looks cool
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Not bad! I just went to ACE Hardware and bought a 2' length of flat nylon webbing. Wrapped it around the bar 3 times, trimmed the excess - and done! Cost < $1.50
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Not bad! I just went to ACE Hardware and bought a 2' length of flat nylon webbing. Wrapped it around the bar 3 times, trimmed the excess - and done! Cost < $1.50
Got pictures. I cannot imagine how that ends up being a handle Are you talking about how you connected a para-cord handle?

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