Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > General NON-Automotive Conversation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


General NON-Automotive Conversation No Political, Sexual or Religious topics please.




 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 07:00 AM
TallPaul's Avatar
TallPaul TallPaul is offline
Post Fiend
2001 Ford Ranger
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Metro Detroit (Redford)
Posts: 5,857
TallPaul is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Ok, we've all seen 1001 uses for Duct Tape, everything from covering rust holes in your truck to making the cat walk funny, and we know there are over 1001 uses for WD-40 (I believe Henry Ford would have used the stuff for hair spray). Now list all your uses for Zip Ties. I'll start,

Fix dishwasher rack
Key ring
Bicycle spoke clackers
Hold parking brake cable to frame until get repair part
Fasten kids bicycle name plates
Fasten hanging plant to awning support
__________________

'01 Ranger, 2.3L, 5 speed, 83,000 miles. Redline MTL, Amsoil Signature 5w20, Wix Oil Filter, Dynomax Super Turbo muffler.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 08:29 AM
HotWhlz85's Avatar
HotWhlz85 HotWhlz85 is offline
Posting Guru
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Elon, NC
Posts: 1,020
HotWhlz85 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Ok, the obvious first;
Tying wiring or cables together
Handcuffs (best left to the cops)
Securing loose objects (either permanently or temporarily, insert name of favorite loose objects here)

Not so obvious;
Dog choke collar (only works once per dog)
body piercings (remember rubber bands?)
hinges for a swinging door/gate
loops for hanging tools, fishing rods, etc out of the way in the garage

That's all I can think of right now, but 1001 uses is probably just scratching the surface.

Ron


__________________
Ron

2006 F350 SD CC 6.0 FX4 Dually (real trucks don't need sparkplugs)
1985 F150 4x4 351W- ol Blue
1989 Full size Bronco 5.0 5spd 3.75
1976 F150 SC 360/C6
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 08:41 AM
TheWiz427's Avatar
TheWiz427 TheWiz427 is offline
Post Fiend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Woodruff, SC
Posts: 5,963
TheWiz427 has a good reputation on FTE.TheWiz427 has a good reputation on FTE.TheWiz427 has a good reputation on FTE.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Hmmmm let's see

Fasten dryer vent to dryer
Straping the coax to the side of my tower
Tieing up the loose wires under the dash
Holding up a bumper till i could get it fixed
Ocasionaly use them as trash bag ties (only as last resort)
Holding up Christmas decorations
Hanging the beware of dog sign on my fence

Just to name a few




Wiz

An Equal Opportunity Truck Lover!

http://www.clubfte.com/users/thewiz427/index.html
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 08:59 AM
theologian's Avatar
theologian theologian is offline
Quiet Lurker
2003 Ford Excursion
My Garage
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Baileyton, TN
Posts: 3,628
theologian has a good reputation on FTE.theologian has a good reputation on FTE.theologian has a good reputation on FTE.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Great for attaching tactical slings to the forends of Carbines.
depth stops on drill bits.
splints for sick trees.
Securing broken posthesis.
Adapting Truck seats to fit accurately on the frame of electric wheelchairs (done it, lasted for over a year no problem)
Balancing ceiling fans.
using as a pick to scrape bits out of the actions of pistols.
using as a rough and ready gun lock. (does keep tots safe)

Plus all of the obvious ones.. That is all i can think of in the few minutes I had spare, Maybe I can think of some more later.

Wm
'96 F450 White with Grey interior Crew Cab. Banks Turbo, Intercooler and Exhaust,
Power pack Chip, shift kit, Auxiliary transmission, electronic enhanced transmission control,
16 forward and 4 reverse ratios. 340hp 660ft lb 4 wheel drive, 4.10 gears, 12,ooo# winch


__________________
Theo
'95 Bronco
'03 Excursion

and a few other things - Mack truck, Iveco truck, Freightliner truck, Mahindra 4025, Mechron, grasshopper...
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 11:25 AM
alanscott's Avatar
alanscott alanscott is offline
Posting Guru
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Western Colorado USA
Posts: 2,321
alanscott is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Sheep herders use them for castration. Ouch







__________________
alanscott
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 11:59 AM
1970f2504x4's Avatar
1970f2504x4 1970f2504x4 is offline
Posting Guru
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Summit, NJ
Posts: 1,428
1970f2504x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Aside from all the obvious ones:

Practical Joke - Place a big ol' zip tie on the drive shaft of someone's car or truck. "Do you hear that noise??"

James Kern
1970 F250 4x4
__________________
James Kern
1970 F250 4x4
FE 360
http://www.kb2fcv.com
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 04:50 PM
TorqueKing's Avatar
TorqueKing TorqueKing is offline
Posting Guru
1995 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: O'ahu, Hawai'i, USA
Posts: 1,682
TorqueKing is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

I can't add any unique uses to this board, but I will second the notion that they are most certainly on the list of fine products that will always adorn my garage!

'77 F100, 302 (the aftermarket Prodigy), C4
Cadet Second Lieutenant John F. Daly III
South Carolina Corps of Cadets, The Citadel
The TorqueKing
__________________
John F. Daly III
'77 F-100 LWB, 100% Aftermarket 302-R.I.P. (Stolen)
'95 F-150 SWB, 300 I-6 Now with 300,000+ miles!

US Navy Seabees- "Can Do" since '42
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 04:57 PM
wolfmanagh's Avatar
wolfmanagh wolfmanagh is offline
Posting Guru
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 1,129
wolfmanagh is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

Toothpicks

I've seem someone use them to hold the straps on their overalls

I doubt there is as many uses as the "handy mans secret weapon" duck tape.
__________________
2001 F250 4X4 SD Offroad Diesel
http://www.ford-trucks.com/user_gall...id=186898&.jpg
And now 3/08 a new to me 98 E350 PSD
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 07:45 PM
brown 4x4 brown 4x4 is offline
Posting Guru
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,358
brown 4x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

holding the grille in on a 79 F-150
keeping loose wires hidden under the dash
used in place of a small bolt to hold the coolant recovery tank in place (previous owner's work)

--------------
[font color="green"]1995 F-150 Supercab XLT 4x4 302 M5OD 8' bed [/font]31x10.50's
[font color="green"]1986 F-150 4x4 300 I6 NP435 [/font]Warn hubs, DeeZee bed caps, '96 XLT bench seat, new paint job
__________________
[size=1]1997 F-250 Supercab 4x4 7.3 PSD ZF 4.10 179K pics
1995 F-150 Supercab 4x4 5.0 M5OD 3L55 300K (daily driver) pics
1995 F-150 Supercab 4x4 5.0 (#2) 4R70W (weak but original) 3.31 344K (rusty work truck) pics
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 10:18 PM
STR8 SIX STR8 SIX is offline
Junior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 77
STR8 SIX is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

-hold 2 piece fishing rods together
-Pant gaters....holds my jean pant legs down when I put on my chest waders
I have used duct tape for the gater part as well
-used to hold a flapper onto the exhaust of a friend's tractor....had to replace often
-Hand cuffed my niece just cuz she did not believe I would do it. She was stuck for about 30 seconds till the whining became unbearable
-makes our lawnmower keep running even when you let go of the bar
-ditto with the snow blower
That is all I can think of now....
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2002, 10:45 PM
canadianfordman canadianfordman is offline
Posting Guru
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Campbell River, BC Canada
Posts: 1,593
canadianfordman is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

I use one instead of a key for my trailer hitch pin, saves someone walking buy to steal it unless they have a knife, and its much cheaper then the lock.

I also use one to hold all my other ones together, ehh Hows the for impressive.
__________________
2007 F350 C/C XLT 6.0 4x4
2005 F150 Super Crew Lariat 4x4
1984 F150 XLT 351w and C6 is Chromed to the Nutz!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2002, 05:56 AM
BrettCox's Avatar
BrettCox BrettCox is offline
Senior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 144
BrettCox is starting off with a positive reputation.
1001 uses for Zip Ties

__________________
Your Ford truck or personal info Only in sig ...FTE
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2002, 05:56 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > General NON-Automotive Conversation

Tags
1001, bicycle, car, castrating, castration, castrator, clackers, dogs, repair, spoke, tie, ties, wd40, zip, zipties

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.



 
vbulletin Admin Backup