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Shokker 11-11-2010 04:24 PM

Shovel mount....
 
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Ok I have this little folding military shovel and would love to mount it somewhere. But I cant figure out where as I don't have a rack nor a tire carrier. My goal is hi-lift hood mounted and shovel somewhere else. I'm an idiot when it comes to mechanical stuff... Any thoughts?

TheGG54 11-11-2010 04:32 PM

Ziptie it to the roll cage? :)

dutch169 11-11-2010 04:35 PM

Why is it red and what have you used it for.......?

yjkid95 11-11-2010 04:39 PM

I have one of those except mine also has a pick on the other side and is olive drab. They're actually great if you get high centered ecspecially with the pick its small so you can get into tight spots and dig yourself out fairly quick. I like it very functional and a life saver at times.

Shokker 11-11-2010 05:14 PM

Its red because my dad gave it to me that way...and the use for it would be well...digging myself out of something. The shovel part folds up or out or anything in between..quite versitile. Zip-tie seems kinda cheesey and id like to lock it somehow really. Just didnt know if there was something out there for a tool like that. No worries I'll figure something out. May just lock it somehow to my Hi-lift when I get that hood mounted. But really wanted it back by my rear tire. Just with stock tire carrier there is really no room to make-shift that.

GoldTJ 11-11-2010 06:39 PM

I saw a post where someone was able to mount a full sized shovel underneath his hood.Yes,it fit!I thought that was a great idea,and there is plenty of spare room under there.You could fabricate some mounts and mount it to the inner fender,or even to the braces that run from firewall to grill.Walking through a home-improvement store in the fencing or electrical areas should yield some conduit clamps,fence clamps,etc.,which would make that a breeze!Just use your imagination.And theft would never be any issue,as well as being out of the weather!

Jeegar 11-11-2010 06:42 PM

How about just beneath the doors on the outside, but there is a risk of some F***** stealing it.

Kempton 11-11-2010 06:56 PM

How about throwing it in the back of your jeep?

dutch169 11-11-2010 06:59 PM

I'm going to look into putting it in the engine compartment. Like that idea.

aelwero 11-11-2010 07:03 PM

Find a surplus store or a place that sells police issue stuff and look for a police baton belt loop and mount it on the roll bar :)

Ultra Force Nylon Baton Holder with Belt Loop at Safety Central
Azan Snaplink Baton Belt Loop

Shokker 11-11-2010 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by aelwero
Find a surplus store or a place that sells police issue stuff and look for a police baton belt loop and mount it on the roll bar :)

Ultra Force Nylon Baton Holder with Belt Loop at Safety Central
Azan Snaplink Baton Belt Loop

I like that idea. It's small when folded. I see mounts for shovels if u have a basket or a carrier. Honestly there is room under the spare on the bumper just wasnt sure if there was a bracket for something like that

Trublue0313 11-11-2010 07:46 PM

Go to the Army / Navy Store and get one of the new types, that folds up smaller and you can put it in the glove box.

localfiend 11-11-2010 07:59 PM

You can barely see my folding shovel in it's tan pouch behind the tow strap and tree saver:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...p/tailgate.jpg

It's a Gerber E-tool copy:

Amazon.com: Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool Folding Spade with Serrated Blade: Home Improvement: Reviews, Prices & more


You could easily and cheaply mount your current shovel with some of these:

QUICK FIST clamp in use

Evian 11-11-2010 08:30 PM

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You can see mine right underneath the snorkel elbow. It clips right onto a bracket. The bracket is available at any hardware store. It is the one used to hold a 2x4 brace on a door.

toxictv 11-11-2010 08:53 PM

^Nice Jeep, but those tires look way too big for the clearance you seem to have. o.O

k9cop 11-11-2010 09:11 PM

Mounted mine on the spare tire with a strap. For security I put a gun lock through the holes on my spare and around the shovel. I also use a gun lock to secure my hi-lift. I love gun locks. You can use them for about anything.

dbbd1 11-11-2010 09:23 PM

I paint my camping shovel and axe red so I can find them readily. Don"t lose them in the weeds.

But no ideas for mounting them, sorry.

IslandTJ 11-11-2010 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldTJ (Post 871317)
I saw a post where someone was able to mount a full sized shovel underneath his hood.Yes,it fit!I thought that was a great idea,and there is plenty of spare room under there.You could fabricate some mounts and mount it to the inner fender,or even to the braces that run from firewall to grill.Walking through a home-improvement store in the fencing or electrical areas should yield some conduit clamps,fence clamps,etc.,which would make that a breeze!Just use your imagination.And theft would never be any issue,as well as being out of the weather!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...s/DSC00139.jpg

Gumpy2030 03-29-2011 01:29 PM

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I know this is old but this is where I mounted mine. Built a cool little clamp to hold it there and all.
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straight muddin 03-29-2011 01:42 PM

my friend mouted it right before the mirror and before the door

IWANNAOFFROAD 01-26-2013 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Evian (Post 871529)
You can see mine right underneath the snorkel elbow. It clips right onto a bracket. The bracket is available at any hardware store. It is the one used to hold a 2x4 brace on a door.

What kind of top are you running? That looks freaking awesome :thumb:

Neltronic 01-26-2013 06:58 PM

I want to mount one on the inside of my tailgate.

IWANNAOFFROAD 01-26-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Neltronic (Post 3282464)
I want to mount one on the inside of my tailgate.

same here

tabber02 01-26-2013 08:53 PM

military styled e-tool would be the best if you're looking to mount inside the tailgate....

Virus692 01-26-2013 09:08 PM

I would use these: Amazon.com: QuickFist® Clamps: Home Improvement


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