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Old 10-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Think I could use zip ties to strap my shovel to my basket rack? I'm afraid it will fly off around 50mph.

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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Wont you have to re-ziptie it everytime you take it off?

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I wouldn't do it........nylon straps with buckles may be better.........
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Wont you have to re-ziptie it everytime you take it off?
Zip ties are about 95 cents for 100, and I dont mind re tying them if it will save me money
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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small bungy cords or nylon straps is what I would use. I wouldn't trust zip ties.
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I was thinking of bungee cords, but was wasn't sure if they would work that well. I do have some black straps with a tightening buckle that dont really work. Maybe I'm using them wrong
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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Bungee chords would work. Or kargomaster makes a kit that's 70 bucks lol
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:13 PM   #8
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So bungees will be able to do this?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:17 PM   #9
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Use more than a couple and I've no doubt it'll hold up. For extra security rig it inside the cage.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:31 PM   #10
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I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Hopefully no one rides my tail in the morning or they may be in for a surprise. Then of course, it is a Jeep and someone WILL be tailgating me as usual
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How about the metal "zip ties" the rings with a screwdriver/ ratchet head on that that they use to clamp radiator tubes and such.
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How about the metal "zip ties" the rings with a screwdriver/ ratchet head on that that they use to clamp radiator tubes and such.
That's not a bad idea either...I'll try that too
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Fabricate!My favorite word!Use your imagination,go to a hardware store-I'm thinking fence hoops,conduit clamps-there will be something better than ghetto-fabulous wire ties or bungee cords!Utilize your imagination!Free your mind,and the rest will follow!
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Fabricate!My favorite word!Use your imagination,go to a hardware store-I'm thinking fence hoops,conduit clamps-there will be something better than ghetto-fabulous wire ties or bungee cords!Utilize your imagination!Free your mind,and the rest will follow!
Exactly what I was thinking! Being an electrician my first thought was to use a "Mini" They are cheap and you can get them in quite a few different sizes. Check out the electrical department of your local hardware store.


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Here's how I attach mine- All the manufacturers want a premium for what I picked up for a couple of bucks. I keep a socket and ratchet handy in the center console, and needing a tool to remove the shovel and hi-lift is a small measure of theft protection.
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No tools needed, use with the conduit clamps or U clamps.
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No tools needed, use with the conduit clamps or U clamps.
Too easy to walk away with... I live in a college town.
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There are always lockable solutions,and I can't understand how a bungee cord/zip tie would be any less easy to steal than this.....................Just sayin'.................
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I was thinking of bungee cords, but was wasn't sure if they would work that well. I do have some black straps with a tightening buckle that dont really work. Maybe I'm using them wrong
Bungee chords work just fine
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #20
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And if your worried about security put a bike lock on it thats what i did with mine on my jack,, and shovel
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:51 PM   #21
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Here's how I attach mine- All the manufacturers want a premium for what I picked up for a couple of bucks. I keep a socket and ratchet handy in the center console, and needing a tool to remove the shovel and hi-lift is a small measure of theft protection.
Nice, I really like that. And I have a retractable snowboard lock that is very low profile as well. First stop in the morning: Hardware store.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:06 PM   #22
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Bungee it under your hood. That's where I mounted mine. Out of sight, it won't get stolen. Check out my Jeep profile pics if you want to see how easy it is to mount a shovel under your hood. And it's a full-sized shovel too, not a sawed off little guy.

-EDIT- Better yet, here's a pic......
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Bungee it under your hood. That's where I mounted mine. Out of sight, it won't get stolen. Check out my Jeep profile pics if you want to see how easy it is to mount a shovel under your hood. And it's a full-sized shovel too, not a sawed off little guy.

-EDIT- Better yet, here's a pic......
OMG

This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen done to a Jeep.. I commend you sir!
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This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen done to a Jeep.. I commend you sir!
Thanks!! I don't like a cluttered exterior on my Jeep. I'm a utilitarian for the most part when it comes to my Jeep. No fluff. Everything has a purpose. I like having my shovel under the hood because it's out of sight, but still readily accessible.
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[QUOTE=thecheat;845426]OMG

This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen done to a Jeep.. I commend y

Lol wonder if the mossberg just in case would fit under therae
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:54 PM   #26
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I like these:

QUICK FIST clamp in use

Cheap, and easy to mount. Not to mention much stronger than bungee cords, zip ties ect...

Or you could do something like this if you don't have a spare on your tailgate:



You can barely see my folding shovel (E-tool) in the tan pouch behind the recovery strap and tree-saver. To the left is my utility bag (air guages, fillers, filter for compressor, spare d-ring, flashlight ect...) and underneath that is my first aid kit.
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No tools needed, use with the conduit clamps or U clamps.
I believe these are called 'wing nuts' and have a habit vibrating themselves loose when tightened by hand. I alway tightened mine with pliers. Kinda defeats the object of not using tools.
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I like these:

QUICK FIST clamp in use

Cheap, and easy to mount. Not to mention much stronger than bungee cords, zip ties ect...

Or you could do something like this if you don't have a spare on your tailgate:



You can barely see my folding shovel (E-tool) in the tan pouch behind the recovery strap and tree-saver. To the left is my utility bag (air guages, fillers, filter for compressor, spare d-ring, flashlight ect...) and underneath that is my first aid kit.
What is that? Like it
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What is that? Like it
TJ Tailgate MPAC

Molle webbing rack. Of course you could also come up with cheaper methods of attaching your stuff - this one is simply the easiest - especially if you have stuff like the first aid kit you might want to remove and carry with you.
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OMG

This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen done to a Jeep.. I commend y

Lol wonder if the mossberg just in case would fit under therae

Bob, you crack me up. Your idea is better than me thinking of strapping my hi-lift jack under there. Just make the JIC the marine-coat version.

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