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post #28711 of 28726 Old 10-13-2020, 02:57 PM
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The shooting pic makes me think of hunting season. Speaking of that, does anyone have any good gun rack ideas for behind the seats of my YJ? I was thinking of a piece of plywood wedged between the wheel wells and roll cage and then mount some gun racks on that. I want something removable so after Elk season I can remove and store it.
I'm working on a box for a trunk, goes on top of the wheel wells and down the front of them, to be accessed
through the tail gate, there will be gun racks on the outside of the front wall.

If you just wanted something easy to remove, U-Bolt it to the roll bar.


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Another sight for all the sky watchers here, serious or casual... About 45 minutes or so before sunrise tomorrow morning the crescent moon and Venus should be at conjunction or close to it. I happened to go outside this morning and noticed their relative positions. If my estimate of the moon's relative motion (retrograde 1/2 diameter every hour) is close, they will be close.

Interesting trivia: When Venus is at it's brightest in the sky it is actually a crescent when viewed through a telescope. IIRC the brightest is 23% of the total diameter.
Rats!! I was off by a few hours on the moon's relative motion and it was past conjunction and a little lower than Venus. Was probably a good sight for folks on the other side of the world like maybe eastern Europe. But Mars was still big and bright reddish low in the western sky.

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The shooting pic makes me think of hunting season. Speaking of that, does anyone have any good gun rack ideas for behind the seats of my YJ? I was thinking of a piece of plywood wedged between the wheel wells and roll cage and then mount some gun racks on that. I want something removable so after Elk season I can remove and store it.
This system can be easily modified to work with the YJ cage. It keeps the firearm up above your head and out of sight of anyone looking into the vehicle casually. *edit: Assuming you have the soft or hard top on.

https://www.amazon.com/Great-Day-CL1.../dp/B00C3OJC1O

https://www.fleetsafety.com/big-sky-...ount-gun-rack/

These are what we put into police vehicles at work: https://www.fleetsafety.com/blac-rac...ack-by-setina/

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They make cars out of such thin sheetmetal now.
Not like the old days... (thank god!)


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I don't care if it was for science.
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I wonder how many mph each was traveling?
That old bel air disintegrated so much worse than I expected!
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I'm a little surprised at the damage to the 59 Impala too. I believe they were full frame back then but not sure.

I was in a very similar head on crash between the brand new 73 Buick Century we were all in and a 63 Chevy Impala. Both cars going about 45 mph and the Buick's left headlight was pushed all the way back to the A pillar but the windshield remained in place. My oldest niece was in the center of the front seat between her fiance who was driving and the owner. Her forehead hit the mirror so hard it went out through the windshield and being the old style on a metal stalk, wrapped up on top of the roof. The Chevy spun around and crossed behind us going off the road on our side and taking down a power pole. Went to the crash site the next day and saw the driver of the Chevy with his parents (and a cast on his broken arm) looking at the $480 pole he just bought.

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I found it interesting so I posted it. That said, I have trust issues after seeing these kinds of things "set-up" in the past. Like what they did to the Suzuki Samurai and Corvair.

I tried to see if there was an engine in the 59' and couldn't tell. I do see an exhaust drop during the crash.

You guys are good at spotting things.

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That's the type of crash that could very easily happen so it's realistic. But, it's also hiting at the most vulnerable part and looks to be mostly missing the frame of the Bel Air so it pushes the sheet metal all the way back. A straight head on would be a whole different story with the weight and mass of the older car. I'm sure the new car driver would still come out better though, considering the air bags and crumple zones.
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That's the type of crash that could very easily happen so it's realistic. But, it's also hiting at the most vulnerable part and looks to be mostly missing the frame of the Bel Air so it pushes the sheet metal all the way back. A straight head on would be a whole different story with the weight and mass of the older car. I'm sure the new car driver would still come out better though, considering the air bags and crumple zones.
So you think something is goofy with that crash too.
I wonder if the 59' was altered in some way.

I don't see an engine or trans. As the car collapses, watch underneath for the trans. I would think it would go down. Where is it?

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I wonder if the 59' was altered in some way. As the car collapses, watch underneath for the trans. I would think it would go down. Where is it?
The motor and trans are in a ‘55 210 in some garage in Ohio lol

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Yeah it kinda smells funny to me as well. The steering stalk comes basically all the way through the firewall, but nothing else does?

And I agree with jbolty - a head-on collision would have been a completely different story.

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Yes, I believe that's not 100% straight up, Look at the Jeep CJ roll over tests that where rigged,
same with the Suzuki and Bronco 2

I've seen that clip before, and a program about why they went to the offset head on test because
it is more like an actual collision.

To me it looks like it was done at a fairly high speed, and the 59 folds up because in those years
the impala used an X frame rather than a perimeter frame, so the car bent in half.

Hard to tell about the drive train, but I do believe I can see an air cleaner on one angle.

I think that comparing 50 years of progress isn't proving anything.

Put that same 59 Impala up against an 1909 Chevy and see what happens.
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JK owners are silly.

I was reading a thread on another forum, and the guy was complaining about his low-profile off-brand fake-MT street tires getting torn up off road. At 22psi (which he said he aired down to).


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Cheap YJ removable gun rack

Well, I finally got around to whipping up something to hold my 30-06 safely when bouncing down the forest service roads from camp to hunting areas. This is my first year owning the Jeep so it will be nice to get back in a little deeper on the logging roads before I bust into the timber. I scratched the heck out of my new truck a couple years ago so this will be better.

Anyway, thought I'd share. Have a great night!
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