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That Darn wind.....
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Author:  DocSkunk [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:07 pm ]
Post subject:  That Darn wind.....

Going up a hill, semi going down the hill. Air hit just right snapped the hood straps and unhooked it from the hood latch and up it went. I was lucky. Yay for insurance.

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Author:  Jeeper4Life [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:55 pm ]
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Holy shit.

Author:  Chambord [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am ]
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Jeeper4Life wrote:
Holy shit.

Holy shit indeed! :o

Author:  DocSkunk [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:29 pm ]
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was doing 60mph i got lucky i was able to slow down and pull over. I almost pulled over into a ditch lol. Need a new hood and windshield. Going to get Offroad metal hood tiedowns. Insurance has me at a $500 deductible sadly so new everything instead of fixing.

Author:  DocSkunk [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:46 pm ]
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Well today was a interesting day. Drove over an hour to Fort Wayne with the windshield down since the cracked glass was distracting. kinda cold..... Got a estimate to fix the jeep for the insurance agency lets just say im glad i have full coverage on JP. The pic is of my view on this nice 50 degree day. Had goggles and a winter hat on....didnt do much lol.

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Author:  08H3 [ Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:57 pm ]
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Sorry about your luck. I can't believe both the straps and the latch failed. Glad you are OK.

Author:  Alpine [ Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:13 pm ]
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See.. that's a fear of mine with the JKU. When going down the highway, you can see the hood struggling against the rubber latches. It makes me want to get hood pins. Glad you are ok.

Author:  08H3 [ Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:33 am ]
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Alpine wrote:
See.. that's a fear of mine with the JKU. When going down the highway, you can see the hood struggling against the rubber latches. It makes me want to get hood pins. Glad you are ok.


Just saw in the latest 4-Wheeler, Daystar has aftermarket urethane hood straps for the JK. Looks like a good upgrade, and assuming the review was accurate, they completely eliminated the hood flutter.

Author:  95YJMan [ Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:55 pm ]
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Alpine wrote:
See.. that's a fear of mine with the JKU. When going down the highway, you can see the hood struggling against the rubber latches. It makes me want to get hood pins. Glad you are ok.


Mine doesn't bounce too crazy much but I know what you mean. Seeing this kinda has me thinking

Author:  DocSkunk [ Wed May 03, 2017 2:00 am ]
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Well i got it back today. Held tight on the way home but i still worry. I think im still going to invest in those metal locking hood latches. But the new hood looks great. they changed the windshield sprayers from a double to a single since i guess that is how the new hood was set up. Ill take pics later and post them. They penstriped the hood to match the jeep but i guess the jeeps stripes were faded so they pinstriped the whole jeep to match lol.

Author:  08H3 [ Thu May 04, 2017 2:07 pm ]
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DocSkunk wrote:
Well i got it back today. Held tight on the way home but i still worry. I think im still going to invest in those metal locking hood latches. But the new hood looks great. they changed the windshield sprayers from a double to a single since i guess that is how the new hood was set up. Ill take pics later and post them. They penstriped the hood to match the jeep but i guess the jeeps stripes were faded so they pinstriped the whole jeep to match lol.


Glad you got it back. On a positive note, the wind helped me out the other day. I was able to run 60mph in 5th gear easily with a tailwind! 5th gear almost never happens under normal circumstances!

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