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Old 11-07-2004, 15:08   #1 (permalink)
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The humble zip tie......

Well, after almost 18 months on this forum I have discovered what seems to be the be al and end all of mods. The humble zip tie.
Now I personally have never used any of them on my car...it just doesnt need them however, over the course of time, I have heard of some amazing uses for them.
Anything from tieing up speaker cables (as expected) to using them as spring compressors (not thats just plain scary).

So come on folks, its been a slow day, tell us all some of your best and worse uses for these humble little plastic thingamyjugs.
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Old 11-07-2004, 15:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The humble zip tie......

I have a zip tie holding my rocker cover breather hose on. Without it my idle fluctuates.
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Old 11-07-2004, 15:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: The humble zip tie......

we made a tow chain out of half a dozen of those hardcore big white ones, we linked two cars together using their tow balls for a mini-tug-o-war.. One actually started to smoke the rear tyres before they snapped

they are so strong, we have also cable tied two mates together thru the belt loops of their jeans.. after about 10 mins we cut them free...
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Old 11-07-2004, 15:16   #4 (permalink)
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Re: The humble zip tie......

Used them to hold the brake calipers out of the way when changing diffs (there is a pic some where)

I am using them to hold my inner guard plastic up from scraping and sitting to low, with the body kit front bar.

Have used them to partly hold my thermo fans in.

Got one holding my speedo cable to the top of the rocker cover.

I use them and plastic bag to cover the end of hoses to stop stuff leaking everywhere when removing/replacing parts.
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Re: The humble zip tie......

Holds some underbonnet piping.
Holds some underbody parts to prevent them from sitting too low
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Re: The humble zip tie......

I'm using a couple to hold the radiator shroud on my XE work hack.

We tend to use them on the driveshafts of the workshop and rental utes from time to time, they make a nice 'tinging' noise on the floor and confuse the hell out of the driver / victim..............

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Old 11-07-2004, 15:50   #7 (permalink)
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Re: The humble zip tie......

They are excellent for cutting off circulation to all body appendages, just have a scalpel ready!!
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They are excellent for cutting off circulation to all body appendages, just have a scalpel ready!!
Oh god, I dont really want to know which appendage your talking about.
Regardless, either a zip tie or a scalpel scares the crap out of me!
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Cmon guys, there has to be a master of zip tie dodginess somewhere out there?!
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Old 11-07-2004, 16:19   #10 (permalink)
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BA Falcon grill insert is held together with them!!
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