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Old 03-04-2006
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Homemade Front Mount Hitch

Its finally done. I just need to install it and fab up
a license plate mount. It exits through the front
valance. The only thing that i didn't make is the
receiver tube which i bought at Tractor Supply Co.
Total cost: receiver tube - $15
cross tube - $8
primer & paint - $9
TOTAL = $32

Now, enough talk... here's the pics.
















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wow! nice work
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that looks nice, good work and take some pics of it mounted
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wow $32 sure beats buying one lol. actually i dont think they have very many for older rangers anyway. again, very nice job, looks great!
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looks great... im hoping you finished welding that main crossbar to the brakets...
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that looks awsome

ive been kind of thinking of the same thing
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awesome work man
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looks great... im hoping you finished welding that main crossbar to the brakets...
Yeah, its all welded up. It was just tacked together for test fitting.
Thanks for the comments so far.
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did you make those endplates and the trangular bottom plate yourself? those hole look they were punched
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did you make those endplates and the trangular bottom plate yourself? those hole look they were punched
Well, kinda... I drew them up on AutoCAD and used the
CNC plasma cutter at work to cut them out. Its simple
when you have the right tools. haha.
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Wow that looks awesome. Isn't it nice to have access to things like that at work. I wish I did.
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Make ten of them and sell em for 75 bucks + s/h

I'd buy one.

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That looks very sturdy! I like the added gussets along the edge. That thing should be tough!
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man nice job, make me one, lol
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For real, I'd buy one too. Great Work!
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hell id buy one if it fit an 04 lol
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great work!!.. ya id buy one from ya haha
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Looks very nice, I like how you are going to have it come out of the valance.
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very professional looking, and nice socks
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thats really nice, very good work. i agree, make a few and sell them for like $75...

i need to make one for my F150...
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I don't think I will be making them for sale...
Seems like a lot of work and a liability.
If something broke and hurt or killed somebody, I wouldn't want to be liable.
I hope you guys understand.
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Got specs?? I wanna fab up one of those puppies this week!
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Come up with that .pdf yet?
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I don't think I will be making them for sale...
Seems like a lot of work and a liability.
If something broke and hurt or killed somebody, I wouldn't want to be liable.
I hope you guys understand.
yeah thats probably a good idea, Just the other day a guy at my school lost a skid plate out in the desert that was fabbed up by one of his buds. a bolt or something sheared and he ended up running the skid plate over and it came up and tweaked his exhaust (luckily thats all that the damage that it did) but still...
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Yea, can we know the specs? Looks really nice man!

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