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Old 05-15-2009
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Installed J-hooks

Had some time this afternoon so I decided to install the new tow hooks that I picked up last weekend. They look so much better than the old hooks. The job was a bit of a PITA due to lack of room to work. So on with the pics.

The new hooks
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The hooks are each held on with three bolts, one facing the bumper and two on the top. The bolts facing the bumper were no problem but there is no room to get leverage on the top ones so I took the front off.
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I was then able to get my breaker bar on the bolts from the top but there is not a lot of room.


Drivers side is done.
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On to the passenger side and the real pain there was just enough room to get my extension between the front panel and the tranny cooler.
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Heres the finshed job. Looks much better.
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I was gonna take some outside pics but the weather is horrible here right now. Fricken hell, may 15 and its snowing.


BTW: if you're wondering I hung the rag over the licence because I was get some nasty glare from the camera flash and it was messing up my photos.
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Nice dude. Wish I had that cross member to put those on. Saw some at the junkyard the other day.
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Looks good... You need some full truck shots now with them on
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They look so much better than the stock hooks.


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Nice dude. Wish I had that cross member to put those on. Saw some at the junkyard the other day.
And you didn't grab them? Go back and get them and mail them to me.
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^ Haha, sorry. By the time I got back the truck it had already been crushed. The vehicles at the junkyard I go to are changed out like every week or so,
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yeah ill find me a cheap set one day lol looks good man
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If I find any guys again, I will post them up on here.

How much you spend on the hooks Jason?
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They were completey rusted so I got them for 30 bucks for the pair, of course I knew they were stainless steel so they would clean up fairly well.
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If they are stainless then how did they become rusted?
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Were left exposed to the elements and all the rust from the crossmember ran all over them. The yard they were at wouldn't now a level II from an XL.
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Looks good someday I'll find me a set in the JY
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Yeah, stainless doesn't rust unless exposed to rust from a carbon steel...

But they look good man!

Why are you worried about your LP being on RF?
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trevor you fail at reading...

the cloth is there to stop the wicked flash back from the flourescent paint
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Oh ****... I fail. lol
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