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Old 10-26-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Interstate Jeeptastic Surgery!

So I started a new job in Charlotte which is about 7 hours from home (company flys me home every 2 weeks but I wanted my car there...) and so I had a long drive ahead of me in the Jeep.

I am on I95 doing my 68-70 mph thing and noticed the top on the passanger side flapping... I think "That shouldn't do that..." when something smacks me in the side of the head. The driver's side was coming apart as well and the hard plastic piece that slides into the door frame is what hit me.

I realize what's happening and I just knew the whole thing is about to come apart and cause a massive 30 car pile up on the interstate...

I freak out pull over and it wasn't that bad but I was still worried and had like 5 hours of driving ahead of me. I brought a lot of tools and random crap with me just in case.

So I then performed surgery on the jeep using a razor knife and zip-ties (one of the greatest inventions of all time - better than the iPhone, and penicillin combined!). Got the thing to stay on and it did so well it is still sitting with the stiches going on a month! I can even still use my full hard doors and everything!

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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That's how to think on your feet. You are both a gentleman and a scholar.

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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You may have a future as a doctor if you ever decide to change careers. Nice job and Good thinking.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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I had to use zip ties and gorilla tape once on my hood latch that broke off, it held up pretty well for a few days until my latches came in!
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You have the original mirrors, but no doors? Where can I get that part?
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:34 PM   #6
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That is great! Love the fact that you not only left the zip ties on there, but you didnt snip the ends either!!


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You have the original mirrors, but no doors? Where can I get that part?
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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these look a little sturdier.
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Awesome stitching skills!!!!

I would've just dropped the top and bought a hoodie at the next gas stop if it was too cold.

Those mirror brackets are great, but word of caution...like most RR stuff, the finish sucks. Be prepared to sand it down and refinish it with something else. I've had mine for going on 4 years and it's mostly garage kept and sees limited miles. Both sides are loaded with rust.
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Awesome stitching skills!!!!

Those mirror brackets are great, but word of caution...like most RR stuff, the finish sucks. Be prepared to sand it down and refinish it with something else. I've had mine for going on 4 years and it's mostly garage kept and sees limited miles. Both sides are loaded with rust.
~ Yep I painted them a few months ago.
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Pretty sure that's what they are (PO installed). The only problem I have is when you do have them on and open the doors they tend to bump the mirror thus needing adjustment...
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That is great! Love the fact that you not only left the zip ties on there, but you didnt snip the ends either!!
I ended up snipping the ends at the next rest area. I thought it looked funny enought to keep but they kept bothering me while driving.

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