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Old 03-24-2008
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Front reciever pics?

Does anyone have any pics of how they mounted their front reciever.. preferrably valence-less? if so would you please post them

p.s. i tried searching but it said i had to wait 30 seconds.. for a good 5 minutes so i gave up on it
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mounted with a welder
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=23993

thats my old 01 ranger with a bolt in reciever: hidden hitch part #5014

but I also had a 3inch bodylift


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ahh cool cool.., i didn't know they actually sold them like that..the reason i'm wanting to do this is that my front crossmember is all bent up.. too bent up to even attach some factory tow hooks..

would anyone see a problem with just buying the receiver itself.. and then weld it in with some beef angle iron and some other supports?
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mine's built into the bumper

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Just make your own man outta sq tube and drill a hole for a pin for say a winch or d-ring... mount it to the frame with some bolts then weld it up if you really want some strength...
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heres mine i scrached built.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=50755

all pics there^^^^^
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Old 03-26-2008
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Bought a generic full size ford hitch and had it cut down, brackets welded back on and drilled to bolt to the tow hook holes.
Works great. Now my license plate is mounted to a receiver cover, and locked in there so you can't even tell there is a receiver until the license plate is taken out. Used a winch on it a couple times so far.


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is it safe to cut that to fit the hitch in there? if so thatsd definately what ill be doing haha
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Sure it's perfectly safe.....it's likely you are using the front hitch for recovery instead of the factory tow hooks. SO...it's completely safe to cut that crossmember. REALLY......2wd's dont even have that crossmember...it's there for merely mounting ofthe factory tow hooks.



Here's my hitch that's mounted above the frame instead of below....so the hole for the hitch will stick through the whole in the bumper on a bodylifted truck...

note...i welded the crossmember to the hitch for extra strength should somebody hook onto the tow hooks for some reason....(work in progress pic)
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Shane, If I drive to Oregon your gonna help me install a hitch like this right?
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i have a 2wd and i have that crossmember...is that just another lovely luxury of the edge/sport?

and thats good to know i can cut that, now im not limited to how i mount my hitch on the front :)
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I had no front xmember for over 5 yrs and 80k......all started with a bumper, ended with a receiver welded between frame rails.


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Here she is done....it might look like i need to trim my valence up top, but it's just an optical illusion...

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very nice Fx4wannabe01, looks like you did a lot of painting while you were at it, the truck looks new...just with a dirty body. I gotta find someone with a welder, theres so much i want to do haha
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yea...i went to town with 1 can of John Deere Blitz Black. the illest color and paint ever.
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that look real good shane. good work!
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All put together.
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Nice and Painted
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In use.

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Here you can see my buddy (Dusty08) and his DSG 08'. He has the Curt hitch mounted on the front.
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