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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #1621
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Wonder if it will work on my valve cover gasket.....

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Unread 07-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #1622
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wonder if it will work on my brain after i read this thread

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/ne...r-hmm-1387901/
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Unread 07-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #1623
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+10 points if you make a how to video... "Self-Stapling; closing your own open wounds in the Wasteland"













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Unread 07-03-2012, 06:16 AM   #1624
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Something that works that good has to have bad side effects...

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Well, "bad" is pretty relative when the alternative is bleeding to death....
And if you are including quikclot in your kit, make sure youre getting the newer versions- infused bandages and stuff. Powder can be a problem, and I believe different types will produce different levels of exothermic energy when applied to moisture (and translates directly into pain). I think your money and space would be better spent on good tourniquets, IV supplies and volumizing fluid. IV hooks on your roll bars?
As a side note- and forgive me if this has been mentioned and I missed it- but in the interest of medical evac and one more cool kit to have, have you considered the supplies required to mark a landing zone for possible air extraction? Just in case the Wasteland wins? Would be easy, mostly day vs night considerations.... Hmmm.... And do you know what kind of rigging material you would need to slingload the Jeep under a helo? You prob wouldn't have to carry the chains and sling ropes with you, but having the setup figured out and rehearsed could be useful....
These are the discussions that make my wife roll her eyes and sigh deeply.....
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Unread 07-03-2012, 06:22 AM   #1625
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Something that works that good has to have bad side effects...

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Oh it does...for military field medicine it is only used as an absolute last resort, when the alternative is death, because of the severe disfiguration and scarring the patient will inevitably have after healing. It chemically cauterizes (burns) any thing it comes in contacts with. By all means have it available, but don't use it for the giant gash on a shin, say. If the bleeding is incredibally bad, slap a quality field tourniquet on instead and get help asap. Reserve quick clot only for injuries like a puncture wound that hits the femoral artery....when bleed out will happen in mere minutes without. And prepare for the screams of pain the chemical cauterization will cause.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 07:02 AM   #1626
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Oh it does...for military field medicine it is only used as an absolute last resort, when the alternative is death, because of the severe disfiguration and scarring the patient will inevitably have after healing. It chemically cauterizes (burns) any thing it comes in contacts with. By all means have it available, but don't use it for the giant gash on a shin, say. If the bleeding is incredibally bad, slap a quality field tourniquet on instead and get help asap. Reserve quick clot only for injuries like a puncture wound that hits the femoral artery....when bleed out will happen in mere minutes without. And prepare for the screams of pain the chemical cauterization will cause.
I've gotta see this in person!
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Unread 07-03-2012, 08:09 AM   #1627
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Not to be Debbie Downer, but having seen it in person, I can tell you its worth missing.... :/
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Unread 07-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #1628
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Note to self...

Keep quick clot away from crotch.....
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Unread 07-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #1629
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Probably a Mopar Sunbonnet.
- Factory header at the windshield, with proper contour and better fitment.
- Better connections to the factory door surrounds, and less rain leakage.
- Covers the rear sound pods.
- OEM top fabric...which seems better to me than the Bestop stuff.

I started thinking on this when the strap broke a short time ago, and again when it broke again yesterday. However, I'd previously become very enamored of modifying a wraparound windjammer into something that's actually USEFUL, and thus getting rid of Greta's soft top entirely. I'm so entranced with the idea that I'm going to go check out a convertible top shop in the area and see what they think they can do for me. I'm also seriously thinking about trying to tie my deck cover into the equation as well. With a correctly-sized and shaped zip out window in the windjammer I could have an all-weather summer top configuration that would also pull winter duty, and it would be in a configuration that would work best for me, personally.



Like the ones that Rampage makes, I assume?
I have been considering this for quite some time now and I know you are up to 109 pages but since I suffer from CRS, especially in this monster of a thread, I figure I better post.

If you are ditching your soft top why not take wraparound jammer, your zipper from the soft top rear window and the rear window itself and see if they can replace the window on the jammer with it?

I must say I started reading a while back when you first began this journey but had to deal with a few living dead in my world so lost track. Once again I have returned to catch up on everything I have missed....Thank gawd work is slow and I have a locked office!!!!!!!
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Unread 07-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #1630
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The Great Reprioritazation demands that the half-door project be put on hold, for the time being: it's just too expensive to take on, right now...but this is actually a good thing. Had I not been forced to delay them due to budget constraints, I would've already been deep into building them...and thus, two days ago, I would not have had a sudden flash of inspiration regarding their latching mechanisms. I might be able to make them work a lot cheaper than I had planned.

Also, I'll say this...making a set that I am going to be happy with is WAY harder than I thought it was going to be. I could easily throw a couple of pieces of aluminum together and be done with it, but that will be very unsatisfying. Also, I suck at carbon fiber work, so far. I need more practice before I can make something that's halfway presentable.

If money wasn't an object, I would have gone ahead and prototyped a set...but I'm working on a severely limited budget, and we have a few trips planned that will require significant savings.
A suggestion for cost savings on your tube doors would be to mock up with like diameter PVC. 90's or angles may be a bit tough but the pvc will bend enough to make some curves and the 90's will make the sharper ones. Only draw back will be the difference in size where the elbows meet the tube. Still cheaper than metal tube or even copper pipe for RnD.

Lock mechs could be the old CJ style soft door type that have the key lock in them.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #1631
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I just found an interesting recovery tool that I've never seen before and thought I would do a little show and tell.

http://www.oly4x4.com/onepart.php?id=882288

It seems like it would prove useful in open areas without a place to secure a winch cable. Anybody ever use it?

Sent from my own little world.
For less money you could just use a folding boat anchor like this: http://www.hiseamarine.com/plow-anchor-1342.html

You can also find the ones that look similar to the one you posted at flea markets or craigs list even cheaper.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #1632
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If you are ditching your soft top why not take wraparound jammer, your zipper from the soft top rear window and the rear window itself and see if they can replace the window on the jammer with it?
That's a very good question, and I can tell you that a good convertible top specialist can do exactly that. However, there may be a better idea.

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A suggestion for cost savings on your tube doors would be to mock up with like diameter PVC. 90's or angles may be a bit tough but the pvc will bend enough to make some curves and the 90's will make the sharper ones. Only draw back will be the difference in size where the elbows meet the tube. Still cheaper than metal tube or even copper pipe for RnD. Lock mechs could be the old CJ style soft door type that have the key lock in them.
If I was building a tube door, this would probably work...but these are going to be aluminum over a composite frame. As such, cardboard works even better.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #1633
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Note to self...

Keep quick clot away from crotch.....
Out of your eyes even more so.

That's one of the problems with the original version. Firefights tend to be chaotic and often windy. Blow some quickclot in your eyes, with the tears, and wait for the fun to begin.

The quickclot impregnated bandage stuff is much more betterer... and the newer Chitosan stuff even more betterer yet.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 11:23 PM   #1634
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Unread 07-04-2012, 03:50 AM   #1635
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i tried to to mentally imagine all this medical, survival, wasteland gear and the amount of space it would take up
and i realized why the military drives humvees insteaad of wranglers

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