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    I bought the 4xRack for the HiLift but didn't like the looks and all of the crud that got on the jack by mounting it on either bumper. The bolts and the wing nuts had a hard time working right as well due in part to the powder coating all over the bolts. Having fabricated several dog kennels and fences I was familiar with the hardware used. Someone on the board posted pictures of how they mounted their jack on the rear roll bars by drilling through the bars and running bolts to mount the jack on. I liked the look and location but thought that by drilling though the roll bars could possible weaken the bars - not good in case you might ever need them. Using 2 fencing clips, 2 lag bolts, a few washers,wing nuts and nylon lock nuts I was able to make a mount for each side.





    Using a larger washer behind the lock nut, the brackets stay in place around the roll bar padding. There is a smaller diameter clip for roll bars with out padding. The rectangle clips that secure the jack to the mounts are from the 4xRack kit. I also used the velcro strap that secures the handle to the jack.




    After I took the pictures, I lowered the mounts and flipped the jack so the arm points down. This keeps the jack completely out of the way which is important if anybody rides in the back (with it lower there is no chance anybody could bump their heads if the Jeep was rear ended). I store the base of the jack in the back or under the rear seat. The 4xRack runs $24.95 (Quadratec part number 92200.04) and the other hardware about $5. All in all a very inexspensive way to store your jack that is clean and secure.





    Here is the install in another Jeep;


    [ 06-10-2002, 11:50 PM: Message edited by: yzergod ]
    \"Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you\'re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. \'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That\'s just the way it is.\"

  • #2
    Thanks for the idea.I have mine sitting just below yours.Or just above were your speaker box sits.The mount should be a lot safer if the jeep ever rolled over and i have passengers in the back,wont take there heads off.Thanks again.
    Gary <BR>87 wrangler 258 6cyl weber carb TFI<BR>and Nutter bypass.31/10.5

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    • #3
      Yzergod

      Thanks for the info. I was trying to figure out a way to mount it there without drilling into the roll bar. Exactly 5.01 dollars later and my high lift is secure behind the rear seat. I also took your advise and mounted it lower so that heads don't roll when I do.

      -rick
      Went Jeeping... Got Stuck... Broke an axle shaft... A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

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      • #4
        I already solved my HiLift mounting problem (My install) but this fencing clip hardware solves another problem I have - I have my Truck Air compressor strapped with nylon to my roll bars. ( Temporary Solution ) This clip should be a lot better - it will be a heck of a lot easier to move the unit in and out, and later when I mount it permanently with the wiring in the fuse box and an air tank added, it will be just the ticket. Thanks for turning me on to this sort of hardware!
        ppro<br /> <a href=\"http://4x4icon.com\" target=\"_blank\">http://4x4icon.com</a> <br /><br /><br /><a href=\"http://4x4icon.com/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\"> </a>

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        • #5
          Well I went on a ride in search of the "Fence Clips". I guess I should say that I wasn't really surprised that Sunday was not a good day to go looking for these. But man, it sure did show me how dismal it is to try and get help in some stores...

          Home Depot - Major DOH. I guess if you aren't smart enough for the drive-up window at McDonalds, my Home Depot wants you!

          Wal*Mart - shouldn't have bothered. I love the place but this item is too specialized...

          etc.

          So tell me, where does one get the Fence Clip?

          ppro
          ppro<br /> <a href=\"http://4x4icon.com\" target=\"_blank\">http://4x4icon.com</a> <br /><br /><br /><a href=\"http://4x4icon.com/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\"> </a>

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          • #6
            <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ppro:

            Home Depot - Major DOH. I guess if you aren't smart enough for the drive-up window at McDonalds, my Home Depot wants you!
            <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            IF you're ever in the Leesburg, Va area, I was able to locate everything at the Leesburg Home Depot. Total csot was under $3. HTH!

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            • #7
              You probably don't want to hear this, but I purchased my fence post clips at Home Depot. I found them in the back corner of the store where they keep the lumber. I thought that it was an odd place to keep it, but ohh well.

              Good luck finding them.

              -rick
              Went Jeeping... Got Stuck... Broke an axle shaft... A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

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              • #8
                i just started to rebuild a cj-7 from the ground up, and this is a great idea to save money.

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                • #9
                  Thanks. No problem buying them at Home Depot - I just couldn't find them and no-one who worked there knew where they were. Try try again...

                  ppro
                  Montgomery County Maryland
                  ppro<br /> <a href=\"http://4x4icon.com\" target=\"_blank\">http://4x4icon.com</a> <br /><br /><br /><a href=\"http://4x4icon.com/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\"> </a>

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                  • #10
                    OK. The technical term for the piece of hardware is "tension band" - that made it a lot easier to search for on the 'web. It looks like this:



                    They come in a number of sizes - I still have to go out and measure the diameter of my roll bar (with padding compressed)

                    Here is one page that lists several different sizes.

                    Tension Bands
                    ppro<br /> <a href=\"http://4x4icon.com\" target=\"_blank\">http://4x4icon.com</a> <br /><br /><br /><a href=\"http://4x4icon.com/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\"> </a>

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                    • #11
                      whats up every1 new to the board. just finished doing this small project bout 10 minutes ago. but i was wondering if there is anyway to be able to lock them. i was thinking about drilling a hole through 1 of the bolts, but it would be to small and wouldnt be able to find a lock for it. any ideas

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                      • #12
                        although it's not a lock i put a lock nut (you know a nut with the nylon ring to keep them from backing off) on it. you need a wrench to get the jack out. It wont stop a determined thief, but it will keep an honest man honest.
                        Went Jeeping... Got Stuck... Broke an axle shaft... A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

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                        • #13
                          great idea think i'll do that today. thanx
                          97 TJ<br />Full Cage<br />4\"lift w/RE long arms<br />36 swamper sx\'s 8.8 D30 4.56\'d Detroited F/R

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                          • #14
                            Actually, you can lock it up with a small cable lock such as the kind for a laptop computer. Just slide the cable lock through one of the hole and lock it around the roll bar. Simple and again inexspensive. HTH.
                            \"Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you\'re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. \'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That\'s just the way it is.\"

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                            • #15
                              Since there is a lot of people ripping off my idea, I figured it's time to btt this thread!
                              \"Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you\'re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. \'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That\'s just the way it is.\"

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