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post #1 of 18 Old 04-29-2010, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Homemade Backseat Grab handles

Got bored today and decided to make some grab handles for the back of the JK...

First got together what I needed.
1. random tools (hammer, cutters, 10mm nut driver, lighter)
2. brass grommet kit
3. 1 inch webbing




setting the first one
punch the hole


Place on the Grommet base and place the crimper on top


Smack it with the hammer and ....


I went with 10" grommet to grommet


making both took about 15 minutes


Now off to the Jeep.

remove the 2 screws on the sound bar


place the screws back through the grommets and that's about it.


The hole thing start to finish was less than a 1/2 hour and cost me nothing as i had everything in the garage....
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Nice job Ken!

BTW, where can I get a brass grommet kit???

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Nice job Ken!

BTW, where can I get a brass grommet kit???
I just picked that one at home depot for like $5
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-27-2010, 04:56 AM
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Thread some bike handlebar grips through those and you have a great idea, im making mine tonight!!
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That is a great idea.
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Looks good, I like the idea of the bicycle grips.

I made a set with some rope and cut/painted some PVC as a handle, will get a pic here in a few.
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I took some 3/8 static kernmantle rope that was sitting in the garage and then cut some 1" PVC about 5" then painted them black. Added a bowline with a safety on each end. Crude and basic but it gets the job done and will do for now. The wife uses her's all the time getting in and out.



I wonder where we can find a grab handle similar to this - it is just right you can see that something (PVC will work) was threaded through the tubular webbing to add some girth and make the handle fit tight.



Anyone adding these to the rear - put some thread locker on the bolts while you have them out, both sides were loose after a few wheeling trips. A little lock tite and they are good to go.

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I've been looking for some bike grips to put on them.
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I used to make these for $10 a pair. But you can probably make them yourselves for a little over that. The front ones are really nice when your on an incline you can pull yourself forward, but you do have to put locktite on the front bolts. They are pretty easy to make, but I would suggest burning the hole rather than punching it. I used an 3/8 iron to cut the holes.






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great idea!!! going to buy my kit tommorow. i am going to paracord braid around my handles.

http://chubbysurvivalist.com/2009/07...spec-paracord/

that is what i am using, but for the center will be the nylon webbing, with paracord around it.
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I just picked that one at home depot for like $5
Man, I forgot about this thread. Thanks for responding Kenszel..I'll be going to HomeDepot this morning.



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Anyone adding these to the rear - put some thread locker on the bolts while you have them out, both sides were loose after a few wheeling trips. A little lock tite and they are good to go.

Yeah, I have a set from RR or someone in the front that look like these, but velcro around the rollbar.

Then I read a thread quite a while ago, where a guy bought the kind in your pic, for his rear handles(that you'd have to put a bolt thru). Anyway, they're basically identical to my front handles and only cost me $6.00 each, from some BOAT SITE here on the web.

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I ordered these from a kayak supplier. Cheap and look just like my front Mastercraft.
I drilled a small hole in the fabric then heat the area with a lighter to melt the fibers just a little. Works great.

http://www.clcboats.com/shop/product...ak-handle.html

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nice

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I ordered these from a kayak supplier. Cheap and look just like my front Mastercraft.
I drilled a small hole in the fabric then heat the area with a lighter to melt the fibers just a little. Works great.

http://www.clcboats.com/shop/product...ak-handle.html
That was one of my very first mods using those handles. Been holding on strong for 3+ years.


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just found this thread and thought i would bump it and share...

someone commented on "kayak handles" so i checked basspro and just ordered 2 of these:

http://www.basspro.com/SEALECT-Desig...3040508214210/

they look basically the same as the ones that sell for 3 times the price...

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thanks for the "bump" on this.i know what i want to do..
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just found this thread and thought i would bump it and share...

someone commented on "kayak handles" so i checked basspro and just ordered 2 of these:

http://www.basspro.com/SEALECT-Desig...3040508214210/

they look basically the same as the ones that sell for 3 times the price...
these are what i used ..works an looks good ..thanks guys

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