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Unread 02-22-2015, 09:13 PM   #1
TeeJayPee
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Cure for TJ Crane Neck

Since owning my Jeep I've learned there are many issues to deal with when owning a TJ. One of the issues for anyone driving a TJ that is taller than four foot, is the crane necking at stoplights. I really hated looking like a gimp to see what color the stoplight was; so I came up with a solution that I could live with.

I bought 1.5 foot of 5/8in Acrylic rod that was cut in half lengthwise. acrylic-.5in-rod.jpg

I used some clear double sided tape and attached it to my window from the inside. Worked like a charm. You can see the red stoplights in the closeup of the acrylic rod. I was amazed at how well it actually worked. It is better in person than it appears in the photo. The photo is a semi-fisheye shot of a concave shaped rod.
final-close-up.jpg

Cheap easy fix, and now I have no more crane neck.

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Unread 03-05-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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Nice work! I just look at the reflection in my hood.
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Unread 03-28-2015, 11:35 AM   #3
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As I mentioned in the description, the picture was taken with a fish-ish eyeball lens. When I am sitting in the driver seat I can't see the hood or the street lights. On a rainy day I might be able see the reflection of lights off the hood, and maybe at night, too. But otherwise Iím Crane Neckín, and itís super annoying. Although, I think if I was going to do this project again I would have bought half-rod that was 2 inch in diameter; that would have acted as a bigger lens, which could possibly result in less strain to my eyes when Iím trying to see the street lights through it.
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Unread 05-11-2015, 07:15 PM   #4
brokenyoujoint
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It'll be great until the sun hits it and magnifies it into your eyeball. Clever concept...
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Unread 05-16-2015, 07:16 PM   #5
TeeJayPee
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I have been a guinea pig for much worse. But thanks for the Props.
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Unread 05-17-2015, 08:57 AM   #6
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very nice job
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