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some heavy metal action

well after i built my front tow hooks crossmember and added the reciver to it. i wanted to make another unique thing to put in it.

ive got my hook i made. and ive used a few times. mostley slam it on all the pot holes here this damn state.






heres my new creation. i used a bigrig leaf spring U bolt. shortend up a bit and bent to fit the 2" square stock. all welded with SMAW 7018 around 120amps. no its not plated up. that all solid welds. spent 4 hours welding it. and 6 hurs grinding it with a flap disk 60grit wheel to what it is now. also the end is capped with a 1/4" steel square i cut for looks. it has hole drilled so it can me mounted flat or vertical. and makes a good step.






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looking good....

wheres mine?
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looks uhhhhh, quite strong!
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wow. Holy welding wire batman. You must have went through so much wire for that thing.
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youll bend your frame long before you break that thing
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wow. Holy welding wire batman. You must have went through so much wire for that thing.
SMAW......sheilded metal arc welding. stick electrodes. old skol and dirty. i dont cry about chipping slag.

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youll bend your frame long before you break that thing
yup.....to bad my dads 05 2 axel peterbilt truck dont have a 2" reciver. id make one up and try and break it.
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i dont cry about chipping slag.
wire wheel on a small angle grinder FTW!!!
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Great minds think alike, I was too lazy to go take a pic of mine so I found a video still where I had it in. Exact same thing just not welded as much as yours haha and they do make a great step.

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jesus those are beefy!

you wanna make me one?
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jesus those are beefy!

you wanna make me one?
eh, not really dude. shipping would be outrageous.
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Great minds think alike, I was too lazy to go take a pic of mine so I found a video still where I had it in. Exact same thing just not welded as much as yours haha and they do make a great step.


looks like a photochop to me. jk
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Hellraiser did it
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looks like a photochop to me. jk
ya ya

3:38 you can see me use it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX4PAHy00ME

2:40 you can see that actual video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u8VtTX2Tzs

Is that enough proof haha
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Wow.
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wow out at the shops they dont even use that well built of shackles to move those modules that weigh 5-15 tons , I think it looks awesome pluse its universal anything from a ford ranger up to a deisil half track , or bradly possibly an abrams .
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