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revision of a project

i needed tow hooks on the front of my truck. i found a pair for 6 bux brand new. i use all grade 8 hardware. its 4" wide 1/4" thick channel iron with 1/4" plates at each end for bolting to the frame horns. these bolts also hold the bumper. and later on i wanted to add a 2" reciver to it.

yes those 4 bolds are strong enough. they have had a good shock test by me tuggin on a tree and being pulled by someone else.

lissen close and watch all the slack get taken up in the tow strap at the very end of the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weu7dWcAt4M


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now the revision





a coat of flat black paint and mount it back up and ill get the asembled finished pics.

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i kinda like the hitch. I'd never do it on my truck though because it'd hardcore hamper my offroading.
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as soon as im lifted i aint going to worry about it. the pitman arm crossmember hangs so low anyway.
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installed (i got bored tonight)







Old Black Cats way of testing......


tires are 8" off the ground, yes both of them. and nothing creaked groaned or moved as i lifted it a few times. even got a good tug on it with the tow strap around a well rooted olive tree.
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