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Old 09-02-2019, 03:00 PM
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Another Labor Day Project - Dash Bar

I spent about $30 making a 3/4" copper dash bar. I sanded it matte finish and sprayed it with Krylon UV-resistant clear finish. It's a little more steampunk than I pictured in my head when I planned it. There is a little movement in the straps so I may have to address this after I see how it works once I've put a couple phone mounts on it. In addition, if there is any glare, I'll coat it in a black rubber finish.

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very neat, doesn't look like it will provide much function, or is this more for use to mount things to or have extra grab handles? doesn't seem like it would have much structural reinforcement capabilities

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very neat, doesn't look like it will provide much function, or is this more for use to mount things to or have extra grab handles? doesn't seem like it would have much structural reinforcement capabilities
This is to hold ram mounts for phones, etc. Vector Offroad sells a popular version for $170. But why buy when you can DIY?

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ah I see, very cool, like that you made it out of DIY stuff just always seemed like those were intended to be structural related components, LOL
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ah I see, very cool, like that you made it out of DIY stuff just always seemed like those were intended to be structural related components, LOL
It definitely wouldn't take the weight like a grab bar of someone hanging on it.
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Here is a picture of it if you don't want to view the album.
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I actually like the looks!
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That actually looks really cool with the exterior color of your Jeep! Great ingenuity. For those of us that enjoy tinkering that would be a fun little project that you could get done fairly quick. Looks very cool!!!
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I like the look. What is the function?
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Dash Bar - I was thinking liquor and beer taps..
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I like the look. What is the function?
You mount ram mounts to the bar to hold phones, tablets, radios, etc. Mounts to follow soon.
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I spent about $30 making a 3/4" copper dash bar. I sanded it matte finish and sprayed it with Krylon UV-resistant clear finish. It's a little more steampunk than I pictured in my head when I planned it. There is a little movement in the straps so I may have to address this after I see how it works once I've put a couple phone mounts on it. In addition, if there is any glare, I'll coat it in a black rubber finish.

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How is this holding, still having wiggles?

Also can you elaborate on how you mounted it to the dash?

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@DougM7 Any updates?

How is this holding, still having wiggles?

Also can you elaborate on how you mounted it to the dash?

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It does wiggle a little. I think I can tighten it up using some rubber inserts on the pipe straps. I may piddle with it over the holidays. I like it and have no regrets saving the money over the factory version.

I mounted it the same way the other one is. There are a couple of plastic inserts in the dash you pop out. I used M7 nuts inside the copper pipe standoffs to mount on a post inside the dash. This is the same as the vector offroad version.
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