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cattle gaurd ?

Will i be able to keep my cattle gaurd when i put the BL on, or will i loose it like im loosing my tow hooks?
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you can modify your tow hooks or cut your valance. and also you can have brackets made to keep your guard.
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But it wont be strong at all, you would need to weld new brakets instead of the crappy bolting brakets. I would make a new bumper or weld it if i were you .
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FordGuy302- what do you mean by weld new brackets? If i cant keep the cattle gaurd adn have it be strong, then im not doing the BL..
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If it mounts to the frame, there's very highly likely you'll lose it. OR you've gotta fab up the bracketry to compensate for the 3" of bumper lift.
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Yea you will have to weld new brackets to the frame...or get some hefty bolts and make sure you give it proper strength.
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You have a cattle guard on the front of your truck? Isn't that those big pointy V shaped things they have on trains? Where the hell do you live if you need one of those on your truck LOL?
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yeah, i know.. i was just hoping someone would tell me otherwise..
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You have a cattle guard on the front of your truck? Isn't that those big pointy V shaped things they have on trains? Where the hell do you live if you need one of those on your truck LOL?
Well, no, its also known as a brush gaurd.. look at my avatar.. And after riding with my buddy in his f150 and we hit a deer going 60 down the highway, and all it did was scratch up his "cattle" gaurd, whereas his dad hit a smaller deer going less speed with his 250 and it totalled the truck.. I want to keep it..

besides funcionality, i love the looks
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I mean...what do you use it for besides blocking deer and brush??
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I mean...what do you use it for besides blocking deer and brush??
they protect well in minor fender benders the protect the frontend from stupid retreads that people run ove and throw up on the front of your truck..my mom has a guard on her truck and a retread hit it and didnt do anydamage to the truck or guard..they have their pros and cons
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I was just wondering if he was going to use it to do any heavy lifting so to speak.
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Well, no, its also known as a brush gaurd.. look at my avatar.. And after riding with my buddy in his f150 and we hit a deer going 60 down the highway, and all it did was scratch up his "cattle" gaurd, whereas his dad hit a smaller deer going less speed with his 250 and it totalled the truck.. I want to keep it..

besides funcionality, i love the looks
Oh ok, I'm still lol'ing picturing your truck with one of these on the front driving thought cows that are standing in the road.

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Oh ok, I'm still lol'ing picturing your truck with one of these on the front driving thought cows that are standing in the road.

lol

i have a body lift on my truck and i just recently put my brush guard back on what you have to do is cut 3 inches out of the bracket and have it welded back together.

this thread might be of help to you also

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that pic is with a BL? wow, cant tell.. and you are saying to cut 3" out of the brackets? i figured you would need to add 3" somewhere.. The guy that is doing all the work on our jeep and my truck said he can put the bl on and i will be able to keep both the cattle gaurd and the tow hooks.. Says he can weld them to make them work.. I asked if they would be strong enough, he kinda laughed. said that he does basically the same concept with the wreckers he works on and they are hauling WAY more weight that i ever will pull, haul and he has never had a prob. yet..
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kory, thats funny.. I may just have to look into one of those lol...
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Ace, i just read that thread.. FUnny, i just asked the SAME question you did when they told you to cut 3 " out lol..
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Ace, i just read that thread.. FUnny, i just asked the SAME question you did when they told you to cut 3 " out lol..
yea it confused me as well then i took the bracket out to my truck and it made more sense b/c mine are mounted to the frame.
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