Side panels / secure


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jdn40
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Side panels / secure

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Has anyone found a simple way to secure the side panels ? I saw something in the DIY section but seemed a little over kill . Looking for a simple solution .


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I do not know of a product that is manufactured and sold any longer. There was a product called Rudy's Panel Keeper. They are no longer manufactured or sold.

Look at this thread about them: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16765&p=88614&hilit=Rudy#p88614

Perhaps you can get enough good information from it to manufacturer some of your own panel keepers.
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A friend of mine just drills a tiny hole and makes a hi-test fishing line tether, to make sure they don't get away.
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I had been toying with a DIY idea similar to Rudy's Panel Keepers for my 1200 trunk lid. When I did the paint job last year, I installed a couple of home made connectors from ABS and electrical staples, glued to the sides of the trunk lid, and attached some homemade lines. Works well and are compact. Can do the same with the 1500. Pics of the trunk restraint:

This pic shows the trunk restraint glued (ABS) into place - two on the lower, two on the lid
This pic shows the trunk restraint glued (ABS) into place - two on the lower, two on the lid


This pic shows the 2X2 ABS piece.  Used a screwdriver to punch the space for the electrical staple, pushed the staple through and bent over the ends.  Used 1/16" ABS.
This pic shows the 2X2 ABS piece. Used a screwdriver to punch the space for the electrical staple, pushed the staple through and bent over the ends. Used 1/16" ABS.

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Rambozo wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:14 pm A friend of mine just drills a tiny hole and makes a hi-test fishing line tether, to make sure they don't get away.
After having a side panel fly off and watching a cager swerve on purpose to run it over, I used that method to secure mine. By using a leader(with that little safety pin thingy), I could remove the panels without leaving them dangling.
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Snap swivel. Or just the snap. Bass Pro. 30 or 50 lb test.


Find an area that doesn’t show on the panel and drill a small hole for an eyelet.
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4given wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:40 am Snap swivel. Or just the snap. Bass Pro. 30 or 50 lb test.F78D8835-FBF4-48FC-B4ED-E4D1AFF6783F.jpeg
Find an area that doesn’t show on the panel and drill a small hole for an eyelet.
I like that idea . very simple thanks


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