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Unread 07-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Got bored, made some custom paracord grab handles..

Well I got bored yeasterday and took the time to make some custom Paracord grab handles rather than buy a pair....

I asked the wife what color she wanted and she picked out coyote brown and grey so to work I went...and a small purchase of 2 inch velcro and the prototypes were done, spent about 2 hours to tie the paracord and get the velcro done.....


Sorry for the pictures ahead of time took them with a iphone..





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Unread 07-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Looks good dude ........ Could you make them thicker ? I don't claim to know how to do that kind of work but looks like you did an awesome job
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Unread 07-12-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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They are about a inch wide and half inch thick... I could make them thicker but it eats up alot of paracord..
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Unread 07-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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You could hang a 200lb man with that much paracord... No need for them to be thicker.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
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They look cool I just thought a little thicker would be easier to hold onto . I know they are strong ......very strong . I bought the Rugged Ridge ones and the stiching came apart so I restiched them with fireline fishing line 20lb .....they work now . I then bought the Quadratec ones and they seem better . I'm giving the RR ones to an old G/friend for her TJ Sport . They don't work well in the back of my 4dr. Rubi . I think I'll eventually get the metal ones ...... it would be cool to wrap those in para cord ....how would I do that and keep them tight ?
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:16 PM   #6
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They look cool I just thought a little thicker would be easier to hold onto . I know they are strong ......very strong . I bought the Rugged Ridge ones and the stiching came apart so I restiched them with fireline fishing line 20lb .....they work now . I then bought the Quadratec ones and they seem better . I'm giving the RR ones to an old G/friend for her TJ Sport . They don't work well in the back of my 4dr. Rubi . I think I'll eventually get the metal ones ...... it would be cool to wrap those in para cord ....how would I do that and keep them tight ?

I have no idea how to go about doing that...but its a cool idea..
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
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Nice job....

I like custom stuff....

You could make some extra $$$$, by selling some, they look better than factory made handles.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 07:14 PM   #8
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Nice job....

I like custom stuff....

You could make some extra $$$$, by selling some, they look better than factory made handles.

I would have to crunch the number on cost of supplies...but that is a idea...would be around 35.00 a set....
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Unread 07-13-2010, 06:26 AM   #9
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Gotta love paracord.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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They look cool I just thought a little thicker would be easier to hold onto . I know they are strong ......very strong . I bought the Rugged Ridge ones and the stiching came apart so I restiched them with fireline fishing line 20lb .....they work now . I then bought the Quadratec ones and they seem better . I'm giving the RR ones to an old G/friend for her TJ Sport . They don't work well in the back of my 4dr. Rubi . I think I'll eventually get the metal ones ...... it would be cool to wrap those in para cord ....how would I do that and keep them tight ?
Hey, i know im sort of resurrecting this thread, but i do suppose i know how to do that. you would just wrap them normally, then pour some boiling water on them (or dip them in boiling water) and let them dry. that will shrink them and make it tighter on your bar thing. Check this video out, its got all you need to know about shrinking paracord. i believe they shrunk a 10 ft piece of paracord and it went down about 4 inches, which is fairly large when it comes to wraps.
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Unread 10-29-2012, 06:36 AM   #11
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I've been planning on doing this myself, probably as a winter project...
Black and Orange. I was going to try to either weave it back over itself, or over some kind of a core to add thickness, but either of those is very easy.
The thing I like about the paracord stuff is having all that extra cord on hand should you need it in an emergency of some kind.
The kids got into the bracelets and what not a while back, so we have bags full of the cord in every color imaginable.
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Unread 10-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #12
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I've been planning on doing this myself, probably as a winter project...
Black and Orange. I was going to try to either weave it back over itself, or over some kind of a core to add thickness, but either of those is very easy.
The thing I like about the paracord stuff is having all that extra cord on hand should you need it in an emergency of some kind.
The kids got into the bracelets and what not a while back, so we have bags full of the cord in every color imaginable.
Yea, I just ordered a 1000' foot spool and I plan on beginning it as soon as I get it, hopefully during this hurricane so I have something to do! Lol. I have no idea how to do any of this-I'm just starting-so it looks like ill have some learning and practice to do before I begin! But once I begin,there won't be any stopping me! Hahaha
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Unread 12-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #13
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I took on paracord project as well... Here is how mine turned out

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Unread 12-14-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
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Looks good and all but how about some pics of them installed?
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Unread 12-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #15
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Will get some tonight of the oh crap handles ... Trying to get jeep painted so as of right now it's still red. I'm replacing my interior with black so haven't installed everything yet.
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