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Old June 16th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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This is the interior of a nissan pathfinder similar to mine (mine has diff dash and its not a 5 speed)

Alot of the times I go wheeling, its with friends or family, and my mom sometimes likes to tag along for the ride. The issue is, that my pathfinder is significantly higher than stock, and its apparently a hassle to get in. I'm building rock sliders that will be oriented to double as a step bar, but to keep my passengers coming with me, I need to get some sort of hand hold inside the cab.

The general consensus is to put it somewhere near the transmission hump, or near the radio, even on the dash above the glove box.

I have NO idea where to start on this one, and if anyone has done something similar before that would be AWESOME. My first instinct would be a full cage and integrate handlebars into the dash / a pillar portions of the cage, but I don't have the cash for this atm. lawl
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Old June 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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How about something on the A pillar?

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even on the dash above the glove box.

The gf loves to give mine the white knuckle grip o death in my jeep.


Also, these over head strap handles are nice too.




(not my jk btw)


Im sure it wouldnt be too hard to pick one up from the junkyard (or a dealer) and bolt it in.

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I have an overhead handle that helps, but with my pathy the seats are low to where you sitting straight legged instead of truck-like..

I'll have to look @ the A pillar, but I'm pretty sure the plastic trim wouldn't hold up vs what is pictured, although I am thinking the OEM strap handles would work well w/one on the transmission hump. They also have a handle on the B pillar for the back seats, I could try to move one up the A pillar.

Thanks for the input guys, I'm just trying to keep the family interested in the sport. (my ma has a 03 wj w/the 4.7h.o. that would push 35" M/T's up test hill like none other!!)
If anyone else has more ideas, keep em coming!
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go to any shop that deals in canvas and heavy duty sewing, and buy some material like that of a seatblet, that matches your truck, then have them double over the ends and sew it togethor, and put a hole in the center of that on each end...remove the bolt from the seatbelt shoulder strap, then slide the new material behind the seatbelt, forming a loop that hangs down, reinstall the bolt (may need a new slightly longer bolt)

could also do the same thing on the outer front seat bolt
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I'll have to look into that, sounds like a good idea!
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