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Has anyone installed a hanging garment hook in their Insight? I am a law student who makes regular trips to the cleaners (not to mention commuting 1000 mi/wk to school, for which the Insight pays for itself), and have found nowhere great to put my hanging clothes. I admit I've done more mods to computers than cars, but I was wondering if anyone could lead me in the right direction...

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I've wondered about that one myself. I had a Jeep Wrangler once upon a time, which didn't have a hook; I made one by tying a loop of parachute cord around the rollbar in the driver-side rear seat area.

But we have neither rear seats nor roll bars. I suspect the issue is not having a rear seat, because a hook over the passenger door would create a safety issue by blocking the view to the right; and a hook behind the seats would just leave the clothes crumpled on the deck.

But ... how about a hook just behind the driver's seat which would let the clothes hang down between the driver's seat and the bulkhead (mount the hook so that the shoulders of the clothes are parallel to the driver's shoulders to keep required space to a minimum...? Just slide the seat forward, hang the clothes, slide the seat back?

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Hanging garment hook...

That sounds like a good idea...behind either seat...or even one for each. Where should I buy the hooks? Should I check a junkyard for Civic hooks?
 

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Well, someone who is handier than I am needs to weigh in on whether you can attach a hook behind the driver's head without drilling two holes in the roof and bolting it on with the nuts sticking up on top of the car. I could attach the thing so that it will never come off, but it won't look pretty... :lol:

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Hanging garment hooks...

Well, I imagine that garment hooks could be installed in the same way as the bolts for the visors....no nut atop the car. I would have a body shop do it, when I bring it there to get my driver's rear skirt to fasten properly :x Would be nice if Honda sold them...but probably not. Would you try aftermarket or Civic parts?
 

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My old CRX has garment hanging hooks back where the rear quarter glass is. An old CRX or Civic would probably be a good candidate for hooks. I guess they can be used to hang garments...although it is really about the first 12-16 inches of garment hanging with the rest in a crumpled mess on the floor. Any time I have needed to transport hanging items, I have found it much better off to just lay them flat on the floor. So far I have never had any problems that couldn't be ironed out.
 
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Hi Corey872:

___Lying flat on the rear deck space sounds like the most reasonable solution given Dhammer’s shirts and slacks when hung on a hook in the rear will have more then ¾ of their area draped across the rear deck anyway?

___Dhammer, what do you think?

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
___[email:3e5su1be][email protected][/email:3e5su1be]
 

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Hanging garment hooks?

The thought was to have the clothes hanging behind one of the chairs, but in front of the rear deck (covering the rear speakers)...I keep too much stuff (books, etc.) on the rear deck to leave clothes lying there all day and bring them home unwrinkled. I will start checking the junkyards for civics and crxs with a grey interior with clothes hooks. Right now my clothes are hanging from the passenger visor mounting :(.
 

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You may want to try to rig up something like this for the passenger seat:
Seat Back Coat Hanger

The one shown needs adjustable headrests to mount but you get the idea.
 

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I got it!

Get one of those idiotic car flags that people use to tout their favorite sports team, and cut the stick about an inch above the bottom. Then, put it in the window backwards. Instant clothes clip! :p
 
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