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I had alot of interest in these when I built them and posted it on the http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/cheap-easy-fun-creative-mods-102868.html thread. So heres a writeup on how I made them including lengths of rope and item numbers. This is my first writeup and I dont have the biggest vocabulary so hope this makes sense to everyone lol.

Items needed
Paracord (any color you desire)
Anchor shackels with screw pins (Mini D-rings item #93855 at harbor freight)
lighter
scissors


First off we will need to make the core of the grab handle You will need:
35 inches of cord (qty. 2) for rollbar wrap core
50 inches of cord for the core of the main handle
2 d-ring shackles

This is what the handle wrap core should look like after you burn the edges together


And here is the entire core all mocked up


Things to note: I wrapped the main handle core around the end pieces 3 times and the end pieces around the D-ring only 2 times. I did this to make the core bigger and therefore the main wrap will be bigger.

Now were done making the core and heres what you should have:




Now its time to start wrapping. (que Dr. Dre and Eminem) lol.

Items needed:
110 inches of cord (qty 2) for rollbar wraps (55inches of each color)
120 inches of cord for main grab handle wrap (60 inches of each color)

This is the time consuming part and I am going to cheat a bit and Post a video that I found particularly helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMid1dbf9G0

I wrapped the main core first and made the knots as tight as possible and butted them right up to the cores of the roolbar wraps. heres a pic





This is the part you will see when the handle is finished


Here is the under side so you can see how I melted the cord to ensure it wouldnt come apart. On the left is where I started the wrap and on the right is where I ended it, basically I just melted them together the same way as when I started.



Then I did the rollbar wraps with the same wrap. The only issue I had here is getting around the core for the main grab handle. Hard to explain but I just kept going and worked around the cores, heres some pics.

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Hope this helps and if there are any questions please dont hesitate to ask. Good luck and Happy Jeepin'
 

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Were did you pick up the paracord dude?

you can get it off ebay or any army navy store. and some army surplus stores. its usually .10 cents a foot
 

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i make my own stuff its super easy and cheaper
 

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Got the cord from an Army surplus store. $9 for 100ft you can also get it from ebay.
Shackles were $3 each from harbor freight.
total spent was $30 plus tax for 2 of them and you will have alot of paracord leftover.
 

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Got the cord from an Army surplus store. $9 for 100ft you can also get it from ebay.
Shackles were $3 each from harbor freight.
total spent was $30 plus tax for 2 of them and you will have alot of paracord leftover.

leftovers for making seat belt holders and door straps and door handles:dance:
 

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indeed, exactly what I did lol.

Oh Shiz handle:


Door handle:


Rear seat belt holder:

And maybe some door straps later. All using the same cobra weave.

ya cobra looks good on these applications not on a bracelet imo
 

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Great write up!!! I do a lot of work wit paracord but haven't tackled grab handles yet. I do believe that will be my next project.
 

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Great write up!!! I do a lot of work wit paracord but haven't tackled grab handles yet. I do believe that will be my next project.
ya you can color match your jeep. cheap mod that looks and serves a purpose. also you can do your door straps that hold your door from swinging too far thats my next project
 

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I just ordered a set.. "Surprise Straps" find then on Face Book. $150 for a complete set for my JK.
 

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Finally decided to make me a set. I went with the king cobra weave for a more meaty look. I used black as the base and OD on the outside part of the handle it's self. So far I a pleased with the way they turned out.

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sick dude, wayyy better than the one i made. lol one of these days ima have to take the tie and make an official set. also, what do you think about tying a square not or a figure 8 follow through to hold the cords together instead of melting them?
 
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