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Old March 22nd, 2006, 02:11 PM
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Grab handles!

Has anyone come up with a good location or a good grab handle? I am looking for something people can grab to use to get in and out of the 90, in addition to being able to hold something when tires start leaving the ground. I was thinking of putting something on the bulkhead, but it is just sheet metal, so I would really need to reinforce it, and also remember I don't have doors on allot of the time.

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Why not the jeep grab handles made of webbing, for the rool cage above the door?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 02:49 PM
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I've seen them, they don't offer allot of help for getting in, and I think the last place anyone want's to hold while I drive offroad would be outside of the body.
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I guess the stock handle at the end of the dash doesnt make people feel good for tippy moments, but for getting in, its the perfect spot. Grab with right hand and pull, bam, your in.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 03:11 PM
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I guess the stock handle at the end of the dash doesnt make people feel good for tippy moments, but for getting in, its the perfect spot. Grab with right hand and pull, bam, your in.
Yeah it was nice while it lasted, but the tiny little 1/8 inch tab on the bottom broke and it doen't hold so well anymore.

I was thinking if i put a grab handle on the dash like they have on jeeps, but put a pieces of 1" flat stock in front and behind for support it may hold well. I just need to find a good sturdy handle that doesn't look to ghetto.
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Why not the jeep grab handles made of webbing, for the rool cage above the door?
So this may not work so good for getting in or out, but without doors its probably the best thing to hold onto after you start trying to bounce your px out.
If you get a pair, I'll happily take the other off your hands :redneck
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I haven't installed it yet, but I ordered a grab handle, I think from here: http://www.tellico4x4.com/catalog/in...69f7c27a34270e. It's a matte black finish that integrates fairly well with the dash. What I'm going to do is incorporate a backing plate inside the hollow dash, which hopefully will provide enough stiffness.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:09 AM
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I haven't installed it yet, but I ordered a grab handle, I think from here: http://www.tellico4x4.com/catalog/in...69f7c27a34270e. It's a matte black finish that integrates fairly well with the dash. What I'm going to do is incorporate a backing plate inside the hollow dash, which hopefully will provide enough stiffness.
Trevor that is exactly what I am looking for! Thanks!
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