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    Posted: 14 Mar. 2021 at 5:43pm
i have been searching for footman loops and footman loop information. this is what i have found, but others here probably have more informative info. i included relevant links i found below. this info is open for improvement. please understand, this is representational of what i have found to this point and opinion only. as some say around here, your milage may vary.

it appears that one of the best sources for footman loops is here and these appear to be paintable:
https://walcks4wd.com/-footman-loop-stamped-paintable-_p_63.html

low cost, plated ones are here and in stores (note, they call them strap loops, not footman loops):
Tractor Supply National Hardware Strap Loop (for 1 inch strap) $1.49
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/national-hardware-2055bc-1-in-strap-loop-nickel?cm_vc=-10005

the black ones below are junk. as others state regularly on this site OMIX-ADA is very low quality. then the question gets asked, "why do you think they are junk". well, see picks below. comparison is black OMIX (Rugged Ridge, Kentrol, Alloy Brand) thinner gauge material next to the low cost National Hardware ones sold at hardware stores and Tractor Supply which appear of acceptable quality. quality is subjective, so you decide. but realistically, from a cost standpoint i would go with Walcks as 1st choice, National Hardware if one wanted an economy approach. the OMIX versions should not be purchased due to the low quality and HIGHER price! you do not always get what you pay for.

OMIX 11227.01 Stainless Steel Short Footman Loop in Black for 55-86 Jeep CJ Series

Rugged Ridge Footman Loop Kit in Stainless

Kentrol SKU: 50423, SKU: 30423

Alloy brand







useful tech info:

the footman loops were Americar black

the hardware attaching them were zinc plated

holes should be 2 1/8 (2.125) inch, center to center

designed to fit 1 inch wide strap


useful links:

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/footman-loops_topic19132.html

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/footman-loop-locations_topic16182.html

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/footman-loops_topic4913_post34972.html#34972

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/correct-footman-loop-screws_topic27949.html

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/uploads/302/CJ2A_FOOTMAN_LOOP_LOCATIONS_-_REAR_TUB.pdf

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/footman-loops_topic4913_post34972.html#34972

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/tailgate-footman-loop-holes_topic40253.html

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/footman-loop-screw-size_topic43998.html

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/tailgate-footman-loop-locations_topic36766.html


Edited by bight - 14 Mar. 2021 at 9:18pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar. 2021 at 6:42pm
McMaster Carr also carries quality loops at less then a buck each
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar. 2021 at 9:13pm
thanks Mark.

looks like McMaster-Carr has a wide selection also.



Edited by bight - 14 Mar. 2021 at 9:16pm
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If you heat up the ones from tsc the zinc plating will come off and you can paint them.
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Originally posted by TMRoper TMRoper wrote:

If you heat up the ones from tsc the zinc plating will come off and you can paint them.

That works well but be sure not to breath the burning fumes. They are very toxic.
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