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Unread 07-30-2003, 01:48 AM   #1
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Shovel Mod (life saver)

this is a cheap mod but a necessary one none the less.

buy a wooden full size shovel. cut it to length and use those stretch hooks to hook it to the little tie bar in the engine bay like so.


heres another view



make sure to stretch those cables tight as can be because it is possible for it to let go if you dont. never happened to me and i drive like a maniac

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Unread 07-30-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
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Might want to move that metal shovel end away from your battery posts there bud. ZAAp Zaaaap... BOOOm. Maybe the other side...?
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Unread 07-30-2003, 09:07 AM   #3
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Might want to move that metal shovel end away from your battery posts there bud. ZAAp Zaaaap... BOOOm. Maybe the other side...?

sorta what i was thinking, but a great idea regardless
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Unread 08-01-2003, 07:53 PM   #4
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Good idea, but what's all that blue jazz I see under your hood?!
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Unread 08-02-2003, 12:11 AM   #5
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Unread 08-02-2003, 02:13 AM   #6
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Clears the battery perfect. Never had a problem for the last year. That blue wire cover was on sale for 2$. I couldnt resist.
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Unread 08-02-2003, 12:12 PM   #7
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lol, I'm sure it does clear the battery, if it didn't you'd be in some serious trouble.
I just couldn't resist myself
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Unread 08-12-2003, 10:23 AM   #8
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or. alternately.. you could have an ex-military folding camp shovel in a rubber bag in the back.. takes up far less space.. and looks less hokey under the hood.. just my $.02
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Unread 08-12-2003, 03:19 PM   #9
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or. alternately.. you could have an ex-military folding camp shovel in a rubber bag in the back.. takes up far less space.. and looks less hokey under the hood.. just my $.02
Yeah but don't points for cool factor and originality count. Although I'd spend a couple of bucks on terminal covers for the battery.
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Unread 08-12-2003, 04:49 PM   #10
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or. alternately.. you could have an ex-military folding camp shovel in a rubber bag in the back.. takes up far less space.. and looks less hokey under the hood.. just my $.02

Has anyone ever tried to dig themself out with one of those?? I would think that would take forever..
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Unread 08-12-2003, 05:22 PM   #11
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Wow - this should be called "Shovel Mod (life taker)"
One big bump and bam... I would not put that under my hood like that.
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Unread 08-12-2003, 09:30 PM   #12
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watch those connects, if the neg and posi touch you could have some serious problems
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Unread 08-13-2003, 07:48 PM   #13
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good idea, but you couldn't get much leverage on the shovel making it quite hard...and i agree about the bump thing. i'm not trying to rat on you but can't help but see a few flaws

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Unread 08-13-2003, 08:21 PM   #14
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Has anyone ever tried to dig themself out with one of those?? I would think that would take forever..
Never had to dig out a Jeep with one, but I have had to dig a fox hole with one.
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Unread 08-14-2003, 02:50 PM   #15
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hahaha, I hear ya SA, dug a few myself

And I keep one with me, if you have to dig your jeep out, then you BETTER post pics, cause I'd just have my friends pull or winch me out, and if you by yourself wheelin, and have to dig, better have something. But always better to have another wheeler w/ ya.
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