Mostly started this thread to see what anyone else has done with 550 cord, (or parachute cord.) Here is a mod that I had done. I got tired of those stupid/cheap door stops that break,so I figured i would try something that could withstand 550lbs of pull. I used the braid that those nifty bracelets are made of. If you want to use my idea I can post up instructions on how to do the braid.

I also use 550 cord to hold down the back part of my soft top, when i "convert" it to a safari top. I just tie it around the frame and tie the other part to a couple holes in the body.