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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:54 PM   #16
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I’m still kinda laughing at myself and at the same time wondering what the hell was I thinking when I tossed the key up there in the first place.
Well, I appreciate it. Some people don't have a sense of humor and that is just too bad.

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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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I tossed my folded up pair of aviators up there once, and they fell in just like your key did. I took off the panels by the steering wheel and was able to find them. Phew!!!

So it's funny because I used the exact pipe insulation for that method. However, I kept a 4 inch gap in the center open to allow air flow and a place to keep my ez-pass. It fits perfectly up there in the gap!!

I'll post a pic when I get home...
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Unread 07-30-2010, 08:15 AM   #18
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Does the pipe insulation block any airflow, either for defrost, or the intake for recirculate?
I doubt it, but it would be easy to test.

From what I know, the gap is to allow for the windshield to fold. I am not going to try that because the only jeeper I know that folded a JK windshield earned himself some wind noise and a new leak. Plus it is curved and looks stupid down, IMO.

The is really no sense in folding it anyway. Not since the permanent rollbars became standard.

Originally, the folding windshield and flat fenders allowed for stacking the jeeps for rail transport. Here is a photo of the train car you wish was pulling up to your house:
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:20 AM   #19
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hahaha i havnt lost a lot of random crap down that hell hole
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Unread 07-30-2010, 12:13 PM   #20
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hahaha i havnt lost a lot of random crap down that hell hole
Ha ha, now you will.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 02:39 PM   #21
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Update: I retrieved the key.

Thanks to 2jk1cjtj for suggesting on letting the windshield down, that’s exactly what I did. Once down I was able to get the key out, but not before almost pushing into no-mans land. Anyhow, here are some pics for those that are not quite sure how to go about it. I didn’t spend a lot of time composing my pics because it was so hot in my garage. By the time it was all said and done my tee shirt didn’t have a dry spot on it. Oh, also forgive the dirty pics, I hadn’t had a chance to clean my Jeep yet. Did lots of off-roading this past week.

After removing the top panels if you have a hard top is to remove the visor. #20 torx


Next remove the trim screw and push-nut on the top pillar and then yank the trim piece off. Be very careful and make sure you put some rags over the gap before you start. This pic shows the screw removed already.


Then remove these three bolts. They are 13mm.


This bracket will need to be removed also. Just remove all the screws and lift off. Use #40 torx


Here it is removed.


To remove the wiper arms you’ll first need to remove this cover. Just grab it and pull off. It’s not hard at all.


Remove this nut and pull the arm straight off. The arm was stuck on mine so be very careful when pulling or prying off. Remember, the sheet metal on our Jeeps is very thin. Once it starts to move it will slip of easily. 13mm




At this point the windshield is ready to go down, kinda. Your supposed to remove the entire roll bar to windshield tube brace but since my window was going back up as soon as I was done and the fact that the hard top would have to be lifted I choose not too. With that said you’ll need to pry up a bit so the windshield frame will clear the visor nuts.




And there it is, my key.




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Unread 08-31-2010, 07:40 PM   #22
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This is too good to let go. Here you have entertainment & education! Thanks 1222.
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Unread 08-31-2010, 07:53 PM   #23
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i think that your next mod should be a key ring!
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:47 PM   #24
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i think that your next mod should be a key ring!
Perhaps so. Maybe a shackle will do.
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:50 PM   #25
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This is too good to let go. Here you have entertainment & education! Thanks 1222.
I still can’t believe I did that. I knew all about that huge gap before hand. Oh well, at least I can say I’ve had my windshield down.
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:52 PM   #26
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nevermind...didn't see there was a page 2
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Unread 09-01-2010, 08:10 AM   #27
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I will think twice about taking the windshield down, EVER! Thanks for the write up. Glad ya got your key back!
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Unread 09-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #28
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I will think twice about taking the windshield down, EVER! Thanks for the write up. Glad ya got your key back!
I'm glad for the key; but I really appreciate the humor.
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Unread 09-01-2010, 10:20 AM   #29
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Nice write up 1222....sorry about the key though.
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Unread 09-01-2010, 10:33 AM   #30
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I added this to the F.A.Q. under diagnosing problems
"How To get your key's and/or other stuff that you lost inside the dash!"
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