IMHO you are better off with a latch like the De-Tas-Co. More secure and easy to open. The spring pin does not add tension like a latch does.
2006 Solar Yellow Rubicon Unlimited
Jeep Club Member #1340
6 Speed, Hardtop
Mods done: Hurst tee handle, cheap hand throttle, Rokmen Merc front bumper, Warn 9.5 TI winch with 3/8" X 100 worth of Viking yellow rope, DPG OME Ultimate with JKS ACOS up front, Kilby Gas Tank Skid, Kilby Steering Box Skid, Jeep Medic Belly Up, Skidrow Engine Skid, Rockcrusher Diff Skid in the rear, Warn Diff cover in front, , AR Outlaw II's and MTR 12:50/15's, Homemade rear Bumper, Cheap Cobra CB, Puma OBA, Sirius Radio, Locker Defeat, Rockhard cage, Rockmen short corners, homemade tire swing/tailgate hinge affair, Airlift air bags on the rear- - - - - - and more to come!
I made mine. Used some 3/8" rod inside some steel tubing which was slightly larger inside diameter than the rod. Cut the tubing into two pieces about 1.5" inches long. Used 3/8" washers to capture the spring between the two pieces of tubing which I welded to the spindle carrier. Bent the rod in an "L" shape after heating it with my torch. Bought all the pieces at Lowe's. I would like a tighter fit between the rod and the tubing it slides in, but it does the intended job, so I'm not worried about it.
Last edited by dmgiff; 03-19-2010 at 08:37 PM..
Anyone else find these for a good price? I'm curious to see the different designs people are using...
"The" Matt | '00 Limited WJ | "The White Wolf" aka "Willow" aka "Cool Whip" aka "Sweet 'N Low" aka "AKA"
Utah JeepCrew #39 | Club Matt #1
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