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Old 09-25-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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do you remember your first time?

I will remember mine for a long time. It was 6:42 pm CST today. I have only had my TJ for about a month and I was in my garage wiring up my locker bypass switch. I suddenly realized I needed a wire nut to help guide the wires through the dash. I jumped out of my TJ and deployed my trusty box of “all things you can stick on the end of a wire”. As I grabbed the golden yellow wire nut, I turned to re-enter my Jeep and that is when it happed…….as I slid in to make the connection…. I lost my first belt loop. Yes it was a very emotional moment as I crossed over into the elite group of “do it yourselfers” whom have sacrificed countless numbers of belt loops before me. May the tradition continue.

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Old 09-25-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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I haven't snapped too many belt loops, but i have ruined tons of pants brushing up against the tires. Its especially nice when its a $50 pair of khakis and im on the way out already running late.

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Old 09-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
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I don't hit the loop like many do. Maybe I sit closer it get in differently? My passengers nail it all the time though. No broken belt loops yet, only bruised hips.
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2 pair of pants I have lost my belt loops on and I just got my Jeep 2 months ago!
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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okay how the heck are you guys losing your belt loops because I have done a ton of work on my baby and never lost one. hahaha.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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okay how the heck are you guys losing your belt loops because I have done a ton of work on my baby and never lost one. hahaha.
Thank you I was afraid to ask. I thought I was the only one that didn't know.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #7
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creek, creek... anyone?
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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The belt loop MONSTER grabs holt of my belt loop when I get in also, guess I need to learn to step forward a little when getting in.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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It is the stationary piece of the door latch that is mounted to the body. Nasty gremlin.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #10
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It is the stationary piece of the door latch that is mounted to the body. Nasty gremlin.
This. The day I bought my TJ, I was wearing an old comfortable pair of cargo shorts. My wife had been complaining because they had a dime sized hole in the butt, but I still wore them because they were "broke in". When he gave me the keys and I got in to drive off, I caught that damned hole on the latch and ripped the whole ass out of em. He didn't see it, so I drove home real slow hoping nothing happened so I had to get out
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:20 PM   #11
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huh thats funny. I still havent lost a belt loop but have hit my hip on it. usually when I am hopping in haha. I have to jump.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:32 PM   #12
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no belt loops for this guy but a couple pretty crazy bruises. a few pairs of shorts ruined from tires tho.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #13
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Bruised hip, broken lanyard, and once when stepping out of my Jeep onto a rock, I slipped and took the skin off the back of my right leg. I know I have torn clothing before but never a belt loop. Guess I am the one with the stronger pants
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:26 AM   #14
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LOL great stories, some times (well most of the time for me) we just have to laugh at ourselves and smile. i guess it really is a Jeep thing.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:11 AM   #15
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LOL! This is all too funny! I must say... I am only 5'7" and I NEVER hit the "loop gremlin' on any occasion. Maybe its the taller folks with the seats way back that get bit.... hmmmm
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:42 AM   #16
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I've caught the pocket flap of my cargo shorts on that damn latch 1 time and ripped the button off, but my old Yj, now that bugger took at least 3 of my loops & countless passengers they had the Ole school style door striker/bolt.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:57 AM   #17
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I haven't snapped too many belt loops, but i have ruined tons of pants brushing up against the tires. Its especially nice when its a $50 pair of khakis and im on the way out already running late.
Khakis? To work? Don't be a schlub!

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:29 AM   #18
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This is a funny thread.

I ve never had this problem on my YJ which has a step, but I have on my TJ with no step !

Go figure
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:47 AM   #19
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I have never lost a belt loop..... But,,,,, I have blown the crotch out of several pair of pants while getting in.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:36 AM   #20
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Not in the TJ, but the Stealth I used to have had a peculiar piece of plastic on the side of the seat that liked to grab jacket pockets and occasionally pants pockets on the way in and out.

So it was, when I was leaving for lunch, I got in and that piece slid into the pockets on my slacks and ripped them from the pockets to mid thigh. So my lunch was spent running into a dollar store (with one hand clinching the seam shut) to get thread to stitch them up enough that I could walk into a store to buy another pair.

From then on, my gloveboxes sported a small sewing kit... just in case.
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Khakis? To work? Don't be a schlub!
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:26 AM   #22
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I only have one pair of pants that does not have a broken loop, just got them a week ago. All my shorts have at least one. The pair of jeans I have in now has two broke belt loops.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:43 AM   #23
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I don't remember the first time as I have done it countless times. I just thought it was cause I was a fat A@@
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:15 AM   #24
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I thought I was the only one, I hate coming to work in uniform and snagging my belt-loop or breaking it. It always seems that my E-8 catches me trying to make it look like my belt-loop is fully attached. I've had to repair/replace many pairs of uniform pants at $40 a pair
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I've yet to lose a belt loop. Granted I'm not a very big fellow, but I figured it would've happened by now.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:10 PM   #26
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Why not resew the uniform pant loops?

One thing that probably saves my loops in the TJ is I now have a job that is casual attire all the time, so I usually wear my shirts untucked, so my loops are covered.
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I broke a belt loop in each of my 2 work pants!
And I thought I was the only one....
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I have not lost any of my belt loops but i have bashed my hip off of it and my elbow quite a few times, so has my girlfriend. only had my jeep for a couple months but i have a couple thousand bruses from the damn thing. Thats ok though thats just how me and the Jeep show our love for eachother<3 I beat the crap out of it when fixing whatever it may be that needs fixed and well it returns the favor!
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^^^^ what an optimist...
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^^^^ what an optimist...
HA! IT WORKS!

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