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SilverStreaker 11-22-2011 05:43 PM

Backseat Grab Handles for easy entry for kids
 
Over time I think my sons (8 and 5) will find it easier to climb into the back of our new 4 door Wrangler but these fix the problem now and I get "cool dad" points from my boys.:2thumbsup:

I started with 15' of 3/8" black rope picked up from Lowe's and mocked out the knots to get a rough idea on the length needed for each piece.

After measuring I decided 65" would be just right.

Here's the first knot (just folded rope in half)
This hangs on the outer peg of front seat headrest.
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...r_op/003-2.jpg

Next I tied a double fisherman's knot to create the handle
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...rmans-Knot.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...r_op/002-1.jpg

I tied the second exactly the same and pulled the heck out of both to tighten up the knots
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...r_op/004-2.jpg

I removed the drivers side head rest and hung the first handle on the out side peg
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...r_op/005-2.jpg

Followed up by the passengers side
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...r_op/006-2.jpg

Last thing to do was kid test which resulted in high fives and of course dad's jeep is cooler than mom's.:highfive:

SilverStreaker 11-22-2011 05:46 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it only cost about $7.00 for the rope or $3.50 each

fmdualexhaust 11-23-2011 04:24 AM

Got a feeling that if you don't make a set of these for Mom's Jeep, you will be cooking your own supper.
Nice idea on the handles.

dglass221 11-23-2011 06:33 AM

Awesome idea! Let the kids pick their own rope color and they will mod for life!

SilverStreaker 11-23-2011 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by dglass221 (Post 12554003)
Awesome idea! Let the kids pick their own rope color and they will mod for life!

Yeah, my oldest son asked me, so dad what are we gonna do next to the jeep?:2thumbsup:

ljvsnyder 09-05-2013 07:11 PM

I like the results you got from this. My 5 and 8 year old have the same issues getting in and always reach up to the back of the seat. I have a lot of nylon webbing lying around from my rock climbing days. Your description gives me something to work with. I wish Jeep would put some bolts about halfway up the B pillar to attach a handle to. How did yours hold up over time?

1222 09-05-2013 09:17 PM

Very nice; I love to see user fabbed mods.:thumbsup:
:cheers2:

SilverStreaker 09-06-2013 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ljvsnyder (Post 15876832)
I like the results you got from this. My 5 and 8 year old have the same issues getting in and always reach up to the back of the seat. I have a lot of nylon webbing lying around from my rock climbing days. Your description gives me something to work with. I wish Jeep would put some bolts about halfway up the B pillar to attach a handle to. How did yours hold up over time?

They have held up great and they get a lot of use (at least used once a day). The only 'pain' was getting the kids to not play with them or pull on them while we're riding. Constant tugging on them is a pain in the back and flipping it around the headrest doesn't feel good on the ole noggin lol

SilverStreaker 09-06-2013 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by 1222 (Post 15877274)
Very nice; I love to see user fabbed mods.:thumbsup:
:cheers2:

Thanks!!! DIY mods are great and for me, anything that incorporates the family or makes it easier for the family to go jeeping is even better.

Gane35 09-06-2013 07:32 AM

I love it. My little cousins will love it. I wonder how much weight you can put in that though?

SilverStreaker 09-06-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Gane35 (Post 15878196)
I love it. My little cousins will love it. I wonder how much weight you can put in that though?

I can't really say how much weight but I've had adults riding in the back and they used them to get in. Also, it's hanging from the headrest post which is fully inserted so all of the weight is distributed to the back of the front seats.
I'm a big guy and I've probably pushed back in my seat way more than anyone would ever pull on the handles while getting in. Like I said before, I do have a 'no hold' policy for these while riding. That's what the handles mounted above the doors are for.

ljvsnyder 09-09-2013 08:14 AM

Well I made my own rear seat grab handle using some nylon webbing and some grommets, work well, now just need to get my side steps on.

ronjenx 09-09-2013 08:54 AM

I would want to bring the two sides of the loop together (long sleeve or whipping) down far enough to make it into a little D-handle to eliminate any chance of choking/strangulation.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...r_op/006-2.jpg

TMJeep 09-09-2013 05:39 PM

This will be a great idea for when I get mine.

jwmbishop 09-09-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ronjenx (Post 15888434)
I would want to bring the two sides of the loop together (long sleeve or whipping) down far enough to make it into a little D-handle to eliminate any chance of choking/strangulation.

I guess your kids are better behaved than mine. In the case of my kids I would have been tempted to inform them this was a new restraint system and encouraged them to place their heads into it...


Just kidding but then again...


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