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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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I ordered a bunch of various sizes of Quick Fists off of Ebay, and I have to say I am impressed with these little things. They fit perfectly around the Safety Devices ladder leading me to try and attach just about everything I can to it (just for fun). I have ordered some more in the mini size to see about attaching my roof rack floor. I am hoping that the rubber insulation will cut out all the noise. These things get 2 thumbs up.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:33 PM
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I had to get on ebay to figure out what you were talking about. Those are pretty cool. Are you drilling holes for them?

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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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No, I am not going to be drilling any holes in my rack. They also say you can use some sort of superglue to mount them. The best thing is that the clamps fit around the tubes of the SD ladder and basket like it was made for it, thus making no need to ever drill again.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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I bought a few and was going to try mount a high lift with them. I decided against it, and was glad I did when one of the smaller ones broke easily while clamping it onto something. Right now all I am using them for is to hold my front tag on
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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Good to know. I saw on the website that they had 2 holding a highlift. Now that I have them, I don't think I'd want to try that! They are good for lighter objects. I bought several of every size, I'll let you know what works and what doesn't!
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Old February 26th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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I use them internally on my disco (holding a fire extinguisher on the rear door, for example) but I had a shovel mounted to my rack...until MAR...and a tree. Then the shovel spent the rest of the trip behind the back seat. They are good, but I wouldn't mount a hi-lift somewhere where it could be inadvertantly removed.

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Old February 27th, 2008, 12:53 PM
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that's good info. i was seriously considering getting a set to hold my hi-lift to my cage. it would be internally mounted, but i still wouldn't want to risk that thing breaking away and coming at me. i do want one to mount a fire extinguisher though.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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I mounted my highlift to the cage using 3. It seems pretty solid to me, but I'll let you know if something happens.

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that's good info. i was seriously considering getting a set to hold my hi-lift to my cage. it would be internally mounted, but i still wouldn't want to risk that thing breaking away and coming at me. i do want one to mount a fire extinguisher though.
I don't think I would want a fire extinguisher coming at me either though...
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I have some of the larger size ones (that use 3 bolts to mount them) in my disco to hold my fire extinguisher and they are perfect for the job. They seem strong and they stretch a bit so you can get them tight so they hold onto it very well...

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I don't think I would want a fire extinguisher coming at me either though...
agreed, but the weight difference between a hilift and 10# extinguisher is probably 20-30+ pounds. i also think the way the extinguisher is held is a little more secure.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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I have been looking for a method to attach a pair of snow skis to my front exterior roll bar which runs over the top of the door and over the windshield. Nonetheless, do you think these would fit that application and securely attach a set of skis to the portion of the bar over the door? Thanks for the help. gh
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I don't think I would want a fire extinguisher coming at me either though...
No doubt...it's not something I relish either-but perhaps I should have contextually added that the shovel got knocked off by a damn tree (b/c Disco's are huge...and the rack makes it to tall and honestly I wasn't paying attention to that side of the truck at that moment).

While I'm not certain that in a truly catastrophic event the fire extinguisher couldn't come loose and hurl towards me, I've got a lot more confidence in it than I did in remounting my externally mounted quick fists & shovel. Were I to mount a hi-lift with them I'd probably also consider a cable lock for both security's sake and to act as a secondary retention device

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The hi-lift mountings I saw and was going to implement had the weight of the highlift supported by steel pins/bolts through the center of the quick-fists. The rubber portion just kept it on the pins and isolated them.
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This is the last thing you guys need. Giving Rover owners an easier way to bolt things to thier trucks is like giving away free crack at rehab.
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I have some of the larger size ones (that use 3 bolts to mount them) in my disco to hold my fire extinguisher and they are perfect for the job. They seem strong and they stretch a bit so you can get them tight so they hold onto it very well...

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Hey Will,

Well, not to go a different way than this thread was intended, but I will say that looks more secure than what I was envisioning looking at the smaller version of the 'clips'. However, I would still prefer to stay with the extinguisher manufacturer's vehicle mount bracket. I know it was designed to restrain the fire extinguishers under vehicle conditions, and honestly, I think it is probably even easier to mount and dismount the extinguisher quickly than the mount you have shown. One quick release buckle and the extinguisher is free. I have and use Ansul extinguishers personally, here is a PDF of their vehicle mount brackets.
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what are you talking about?? I don't <twitch> have a problem <twitch twitch>...
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Every time I glance at the title of this post, I get disturbing pornographic images in my brain...
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Every time I glance at the title of this post, I get disturbing pornographic images in my brain...
That's what I was thinking too! I was waiting for someone to say it..
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