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Tow hook fab on 2wd

Ok so i just bought a set of Edge tow hooks off here and i have a 98 2wd Ranger. Now i already know that for the 4x4 of the 98-2000 had a front cross-member that linked the two frame rails together. Mine obviously does not have the cross-member so i can't just bolt them into place. This is going to take some fabrication i just don't know how much yet. But would like to take the challenge.

Has anyone had to fab up their two hooks on a 2wd or does anyone know a good approach to it?

I mean it would be good if it was strong enough to pull the truck if need be but looks isn't bad if thats all i can do.
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Just put in a front hitch. It'll be less work and be better for you anyways as a tow point.
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i have my tag frame in the way and i can't get rid of ole glory to GEORGIA lol haha

thanks for the input
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Haha, just make a hitch mounted licence plate holder.

You could probably get away with some square tubing laid across the frame ends, and mount the tow hooks off that. Might have to notch some areas to get the hooks out where you want them.
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my 4x2 has a cross member that i need to drill for the bolts to go through but its there haha
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i think that is because you have an Edge. I'm pretty sure all Edges came with the front cross-member....
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i heard some didn't i thought i got lucky
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I understand all Edge/Sport trucks come with the crossmember, and all because the have the same frame as a 4x4....
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X2 on the front crossmemeber. I pondered what you are doing, and half way through, dropped it like a bad date and just got a used hitch and cut/welded/bolted it in.

You can stick so much more into it, way more versatile, along with the coolness factor, and hey, it will be custom.

I have a 10-ton ring in mine. Basically one big tow hook on steroids.
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