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post #1 of 9 Old 06-01-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I made a window holder out of a 2x6

I decided to build something to hold the front windows in the jeep while the top is down, but didn't want to use straps. I cut a 2x6 to fit, then notched out groves for the little tie down things. I removed 2 brackets from the rear (not sure what they are for) and reused the bolts to hold down the 2x6. I had to drill out a good chunk of the 2x6 to fit the short bolts in. I then drilled some holes to hold the metal bars of the font windows. One hole needed to be nearly on top of my mounting bolt, but it still works fine. It holds them securely and blends in well so i am happy. I love when projects only take me a couple hours!

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That's a great mod. I'll have to do this when I get my half doors painted and mounted on my rig. Thanks for posting.

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That's nice, I just slot them behind the back seats but that looks much better.
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That works because you don't have a rear seat. I al looking for a way to keep my rear seat (kids) and keep my door uppers off and with me with the top down.

Right now if my top is down the door uppers and side windows stay home since there's no place for them in the jeep.
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That works because you don't have a rear seat. I al looking for a way to keep my rear seat (kids) and keep my door uppers off and with me with the top down.

Right now if my top is down the door uppers and side windows stay home since there's no place for them in the jeep.
Ummm....Judging by where that 2x6 is in the pics, you could do this with your back seat still in place.


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I used to do that without the 2x6 when I had a back seat in and half doors. They fit fine.
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Ummm....Judging by where that 2x6 is in the pics, you could do this with your back seat still in place.
Right. I used to keep them behind the seat but needed something to hold them when the seat is out. The seat and windows still fit with the 2x6 in place, but the 2x6 is not needed if the seat is there because the seat holds the windows just fine. I do not plan on removing the 2x6 when the seats are in.
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yeah I think this is a great idea for when the seat is out...when the seat is in I just stick the uppers between the back seat and the top and then roll the side windows up and put them under the uppers and the top behind the seat...if no one is in the back seat I even take the doors off and set them back there on the seat...Love having half doors!


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Ummm....Judging by where that 2x6 is in the pics, you could do this with your back seat still in place.

It seems way to tight on mine but it may be because the rear window is left in and rolled up when I lower my top.
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