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10-29-2010 07:03 AM
TJeepman
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Originally Posted by VVCG33 View Post
Think I could use zip ties to strap my shovel to my basket rack? I'm afraid it will fly off around 50mph.
Good place for a ski rack like this Sport Rack. Some are lockable as well.
Mount shovel, skis, walking sticks, poles, boards, etc.
10-28-2010 11:51 PM
bobjenkins If you wanna be cool like bob spray paint it black then wrap the handle in black duct tape and throw it behind the front seats
10-28-2010 11:47 PM
XtrmTJ The MB way...
10-28-2010 10:44 PM
Heavy D
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
Lol wonder if the mossberg just in case would fit under therae
Might work but I wouldn't have any rounds in it. That would suck to have shells cooking off from the engine heat. Probably wouldn't happen but would hate to take the chance.
10-28-2010 07:15 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by IslandTJ View Post
Someone commented in a different thread that mounting a shovel in this location would stress and break the support rods. I've had mine mounted like cavediverjc's for quite a while now, and never had any issues.
Whoever said that doesn't have any idea what they're talking about. My shovel only weighs a couple of pounds. There's no way mounting a shovel on the radiator support rods is going to stress them or break them. Some people post the dumbest things....
10-28-2010 06:46 PM
VVCG33 Just picked up two U bolts and bolted the shovel to my rack. All I need to get it off is a wrench to loosen it. I'll post up pics tomorrow when it's not so dark out
10-28-2010 02:50 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
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......
Someone commented in a different thread that mounting a shovel in this location would stress and break the support rods. I've had mine mounted like cavediverjc's for quite a while now, and never had any issues.

10-28-2010 05:35 AM
cavediverjc [QUOTE=bobjenkins;845454]
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Originally Posted by thecheat View Post
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
Not in the tube, but if you keep it in its bag, it'll fit somewhere under there no problem.
10-27-2010 11:32 PM
BigEZ [QUOTE=bobjenkins;845454]
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Originally Posted by thecheat View Post
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.
10-27-2010 11:26 PM
localfiend
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
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.
10-27-2010 11:17 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by localfiend View Post
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
10-27-2010 11:10 PM
Jammy-Jeep
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Originally Posted by ratuna

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.
10-27-2010 10:54 PM
localfiend 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.
10-27-2010 10:43 PM
bobjenkins [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
10-27-2010 10:36 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by thecheat View Post
OMG

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.
10-27-2010 10:32 PM
thecheat
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
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!
10-27-2010 10:06 PM
cavediverjc 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......
10-27-2010 09:51 PM
VVCG33
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Originally Posted by Nicholson
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.
10-27-2010 09:27 PM
Schwheelz And if your worried about security put a bike lock on it thats what i did with mine on my jack,, and shovel
10-27-2010 09:25 PM
Schwheelz
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Originally Posted by VVCG33
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
10-27-2010 09:21 PM
GoldTJ 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'.................
10-27-2010 09:19 PM
Nicholson
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Originally Posted by ratuna

No tools needed, use with the conduit clamps or U clamps.
Too easy to walk away with... I live in a college town.
10-27-2010 09:12 PM
ratuna

No tools needed, use with the conduit clamps or U clamps.
10-27-2010 09:06 PM
Nicholson 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.
10-27-2010 08:50 PM
ratuna
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Originally Posted by GoldTJ View Post
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.


10-27-2010 08:21 PM
GoldTJ 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!
10-27-2010 06:50 PM
VVCG33
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Originally Posted by jeepr View Post
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
10-27-2010 06:32 PM
jeepr How about the metal "zip ties" the rings with a screwdriver/ ratchet head on that that they use to clamp radiator tubes and such.
10-27-2010 06:31 PM
VVCG33 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
10-27-2010 06:17 PM
bobjenkins 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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