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Old 09-11-2007
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Bent front tow hook

Well long story short I got myself REALLY stuck a while back and one of my friends got a little throttle-happy while snatching me out. When the strap went taught it pretty much jumped me out of the hole I was in, but resulted in my right front tow hook being yanked out and upwards. It's looking like a jagged buck tooth in my bumper and I need to get it bent back down, but have no idea how. I leaned into it with a pry bar but with me being 175lb I just bounced in mid air. Any ideas?? If pictures are needed just let me know.
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just get a new one.

Once its been weakened by twisting it out of shape, you'll have to weaken it more by heating it up to bend it back.

I have some stock edge tow hooks for sale if you are interested
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i dought the hook/loop is bent, its a pretty stout piece.

i'd take a close look at the front frame section first.
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Heating and banging the heck out of it again. Or jsut get new tow hooks from Tractor Supply for $7 a piece...looks nicer, IMO.
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this happened to me, the hook is fine, its the front frame piece that is jacked

where can i get another??
can someone with a decent j/y near them pull one for me?
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that "piece" is welded to the frame and can not simpley be replaced.
this is why i reinforced mine and bolted/welded them to the frame after the body lift
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Like txboy11 said, the hook itself is fine, the frame that it's attached to is bent. I work in a shop so I might just slowly set the end of one of the lifts down on it 'cause nothing short of a sumo wrestler will budge that thing.
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pshhhh Just cut that crossmember out and stick a front receiver hitch in there, you won't bend that dude.
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or get one of the winch plates designed by eguy208, that straightened mine out :)


i have some beefy *** hooks, that everyone asks "where did you get those?!" lol, i guess i could sell those... i prefer having something that i can bolt on if i take my winch plate off thoug
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front hitch looks the same as a back one?

i just cut out my crossmember and bolt hitch to either side of the frame??
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