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For Sale Grommet For The Price Of A Postage Stamp……

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by SoCalNickG, Jul 24, 2023.

  1. Jul 24, 2023
    SoCalNickG

    SoCalNickG Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    I have been cleaning out my garage/house/yard/my entire life in preparation for my daughter’s backyard wedding this Saturday. I found a bunch of stuff that I will be posting for sale but not until after this coming weekend. I think these grommets will be easy to deal with.
    I had a squeak (my Jeep did) that started driving me crazy. I noticed it when watching some videos after the 2020 Colorado ECJ5 trip (3 years ago!:cry:). When I was driving in Colorado, I was smiling so loud I didn’t hear the squeak. After watching the videos of the trip, the squeak was all I heard when driving the Jeep. I went on a search to find the squeak. I finally found that the speedometer cable was rubbing where it passes through the firewall. There was no grommet. I found the correct size grommet (I think McMaster Carr, but it has been a couple of years now). I had to purchase a bag full to get the size I wanted. I sliced the grommet, put it around the speedo cable and slipped it in place. It fits perfectly. The grommets I have are new but have been on my work bench for two years. After putting a few aside for a ‘future project’ I have 19 that I will mail to you (one at a time) for the price of postage. I think one will mail ok in a standard envelope for regular 1 oz. postage.
    The ID is .9”, the OD is approximately 1.63”, the groove is approx. .14” wide, they fit in a 1.25” hole, and are 1/2” thick. I don’t know what other holes it will fit or what other vehicles this will work on. I have a 71 CJ-5 FWIW.
    I’ll send you a grommet and you send me a forever stamp in return. :beer:
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  2. Aug 4, 2023
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    I will take 2!
    James schuchardt
    W1907 cty road ff
    Sheboygan wi 53083
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2023
    alpina72

    alpina72 Member

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    I'm pretty impressed that you were able to narrow down that squeak. =)
    I'm usually chasing thumps, bumps and bangs.
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2023
    SoCalNickG

    SoCalNickG Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    They went out today.
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2023
    SoCalNickG

    SoCalNickG Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    It took many weekends to track it down. I remounted a fender and the grill. I tightened all the bolts I could find (surprising how many were not tight more surprising none of the bolts broke.). I had Sue in the driver's seat while I bounced on the front bumper. The other noises don't seem to bother me, but that squeak was driving me crazy.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2023
    SoCalNickG

    SoCalNickG Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    The grommets went out yesterday I just used a regular envelope with the grommets folded inside some sheets of paper. Let me know how the envelope looks when you get it.
     
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  7. Sep 6, 2023
    SoCalNickG

    SoCalNickG Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Okay, so I had to get educated by my local post office. These grommets are thick enough that the envelope cannot be sorted by automatic machines. These need to be sent as a 'package' not a standard envelope rate. The grommets I sent came back as they didn't have enough postage. I sent the second package to Jeepstar, hoping these get to him. The cost to sent these, from So. CA. to WI. was $5.00 and change. The postal worker said the cost would be slightly different with different zip codes ($4 plus western US, $6 plus to the east coast). Now that I have this figured out I can send more out if anyone is interested.
     
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  8. Sep 6, 2023
    Tralehead

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    Jus come up to Wrightwood Jeep Day and hand them out
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2023
    SoCalNickG

    SoCalNickG Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    When is Jeep Day in Wrightwood?
     
  10. Sep 7, 2023
    Tralehead

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    Oct 14, Used to be Willys Day but...
    Might do a caravan from Green River in Corona
     
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