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Unread 12-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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Rubber Hood Bumpers

Does anybody have a diagram (with measurements)of where to drill the holes in my Rubber Hood Bumpers? The hood on my Daughter's YJ doesn't have bumpers.

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Unread 12-18-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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Does anybody have a diagram (with measurements)of where to drill the holes in my Rubber Hood Bumpers? The hood on my Daughter's YJ doesn't have bumpers.
how often do you drop the windshield?
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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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how often do you drop the windshield?
That's funny, I lowered the CJ's quite often, even lowered the old FJ's but never in 22 years the YJ, even though it has all the hardware. I guess the roll bar spanner and rubber seals make it too much a pita.
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There are supposed to be rubber bumpers? Mines down all the time but I just have the 2 metal loop things.
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There are supposed to be rubber bumpers? Mines down all the time but I just have the 2 metal loop things.
From what I understand that was just a late '95 thing, where they started using TJ parts.
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Windshield bumper measurements

On our 1991 YJ we have two U-style rubber coated windshield bumpers that look like this:



The overall layout looks like this:



From the hood hinge to the bumper its 4.5 inches:



From the hoods raiser "nose bump" edge to the bumper its about 2 inches:



If you are using the TJ style round rubber "pads" on my TJ they are configured like this:



From the front edge of the hinge to the center of the pad is 6.5 inches:



From the raised hood "nose" to the edge of the pad is about 2 inches (bad pic sorry)



If you have the center footmans loop on your hood, the round pad bumper is about 10.5 inches from the edge of the loop:



I hope this helps.
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Unread 12-20-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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There we go! I Never lower the windshield, but I open the hood against the windshield all the time. Thanks Luuca, That's exactly what I needed. THANKS!
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I think the difference in bumper height is that YJs have the wiper on the windshield frame, while TJs have them on the tub, below the fold line. The YJ needs the windshield up enough so the tips of the blades do not his the hood. It's needs less height on a TJ because of how the wipers fold.
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There we go! I Never lower the windshield, but I open the hood against the windshield all the time. Thanks Luuca, That's exactly what I needed. THANKS!
Opening the hood against the windshield does not involve the windshield bumpers on the hood. Where the hood touches the top of the windshield frame is about 8-10 inches from the front edge of the hood. If you are concerned about damaging the hood while you are working on the engine with the hood up, I use an old beach towel placed between the hood and the windshield.

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X2 on the bump stops only helping for folding the windshield down and not for opening the hood all the way. Only select YJs during the transition to TJs came with rubber bump stops, but those still perform the same function that our stops do.
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I think the difference in bumper height is that YJs have the wiper on the windshield frame, while TJs have them on the tub, below the fold line. The YJ needs the windshield up enough so the tips of the blades do not his the hood. It's needs less height on a TJ because of how the wipers fold.
Excellent point to consider when you choose which style to install. Damn Don you're on fire recently. Loving the concise insights. Thanks

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My Late '95 hood has no footman's loops at all. I'm currently using the "Towel" method. My hood hits the top of the windshield frame, but the wipers have nothing to do with it. My Daughter has it at school and does her own maintenance. I just want something a little more permanent than the towel. Thanks!
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My Late '95 hood has no footman's loops at all. I'm currently using the "Towel" method. My hood hits the top of the windshield frame, but the wipers have nothing to do with it. My Daughter has it at school and does her own maintenance. I just want something a little more permanent than the towel. Thanks!
The only thing you can do is either perma-mount some rubber bumpers where the hood contacts the top of the window frame when fully opened or use a towel. Drilling in holes to mount rubber bumpers may look odd and IMO is overkill.

I suggest not changing anything.

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My Jeep is the deluxe version equipped with a seat, steering wheel and a PROP ROD that holds the hood in an upright position.

But what do I know?
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My Jeep is the deluxe version equipped with a seat, steering wheel and a PROP ROD that holds the hood in an upright position. But what do I know?
Show off. I'm sick of your holier than thou attitude Chris. Some of us can't afford to throw those mad stacks of hundos at our jeeps like you and have to settle for a towel - that we stole from some poor guy in the high school locker room 16 years ago (Brent if you are reading this, soory man)

Quit stepping on our home brew towel mods with your fancy a$$ prop rod idea. You want fancy? I'll play your game, I have a prop rod on my LJ that's attached to the HOOD brah. The HOOD. Not laying there all 1990s style like your POS prop rod. Yet, because I am so anti-establishment, I open my hood up all the way EVERY TIME brah. AND use a TOWEL

OP - please ignore Chris. His a fancy pants money mogul who thinks everyone can attain prop rod status on their jeeps.

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