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bar 08-03-2011 03:58 PM

What is this called & what is it for?
 
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Doing a floor repair, driverís side, similar to what has been written up and pictured so well here in the past. But I haven't seen this item and would like to know what this piece of hardware is called and what it is used for. My first thought was to secure some kind of floor mat, but I really don't think so. The carpet in this Jeep is held in place with velcro, but that is probably not original either.
First try on pictures so hope it works.
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Xpress 08-03-2011 03:59 PM

I got those on each side. I'm wondering what they are too...

distortedtj 08-03-2011 04:04 PM

"footmens loop"

They are extra taps to tie things down. Or whatever you can think of using them for. Work great to tie down flash lights and othe gear.

yj93ben 08-03-2011 04:12 PM

Guys, I just went and looked at my 93 and 87 and both have them also. I have no Idea what there for. I know the one in the middle of the hood is to tie down the windshield. I got to assume they're some kind of tie down. For what, I don't know. I hope someone can come up with a logical answer.

distortedtj 08-03-2011 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by yj93ben
Guys, I just went and looked at my 93 and 87 and both have them also. I have no Idea what there for. I know the one in the middle of the hood is to tie down the windshield. I got to assume they're some kind of tie down. For what, I don't know. I hope someone can come up with a logical answer.

Lol...correct. Just tie downs. For what.....that is up to you.

yj93ben 08-03-2011 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 1435752)
Lol...correct. Just tie downs. For what.....that is up to you.

I gotta tell ya, I've had my 93 for 15 years. I pulled the carpets, scraped the tub and had it line-Xed. And never noticed them.:redface:

drhodes 08-03-2011 04:50 PM

The one on the hood is to hold the windshield from moving, or maybe a shovel the two in the back are for a bikini top and on the floor I use them for keeping wires out of the way! The one on the windshield is also to keep the windshield from flying around while its down/another kind of top.

Frocambro 08-03-2011 04:59 PM

Originally they were to tie down the bar that connects the windshild to the sport bar so you had a place to putthem when your winshield was down... i actually moved mine to the back for tying down cargo and what not....

SCOOPYS-YJ 08-03-2011 05:32 PM

I think I saw in the manual they where there to hold the side windows when ya rolled them up and stored them.

Tarby 08-03-2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Frocambro (Post 1435864)
Originally they were to tie down the bar that connects the windshild to the sport bar so you had a place to putthem when your winshield was down... i actually moved mine to the back for tying down cargo and what not....

X 2. It's in the 1987 owner's manual.:thumb:

Geoff@Bestop 08-04-2011 09:38 AM

The windshield one is also used for a lot of Bikini tops. Very useful.

The ones on the floor just behind the seats -might- be from an old Windjammer or similar. We include them as an option: if you put the footmen loops on the floor, you can really get the Windjammer nice and tight.

bar 08-05-2011 02:19 PM

OK! They are footman loops and were original Jeep parts used for the storage of windshield and/or side window parts.
I've seen these on old (horse) buggys but never knew..or have forgotten what they were called. Thanks a lot fellas.
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