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Old 10-05-2005
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Attn: Those with front receiver hitches

For those that have purchased a front mount receiver:

If somebody has the time, I would greatly appreciate dimensions
for a front mounted receiver hitch, including the mounting brackets.
Pictures would also help out.
I am planning to build one so i have a recovery point this winter and
maybe a winch mount in the future.

Thanks in advance.
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neil should chime in on this, he has a front reciver hitch.
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My advice would be to buy one and then return it.
I dont think anyone here is going to go all out and make a cad drawing..
(but i've been wrong before)
also some are better than others... ie some hang down more.

Rand
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I would buy a receiver and return it, but I am completely broke.
The major dimensions I need are the receiver tube itself, the
mounting brackets and their relationship to the crossbar.
I'm not asking for Cad drawings, microsoft paint or a scanned
hand drawing would be enough.
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the time, labor, metal(always costing more, daily!) it will take to make one, it would prolly be better to just buy one... they aren't that expensive...

http://search.cartserver.com/search/...anger&GO=GO%21

$116 - http://www.reese-hitches.com/frontmount_main.htm
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where does that bolt on to in the front?
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The issue with the front hitch is you will have to moddify or custom build a skid plate to work with it. I think itz worth it to have a front hitch tho, but if your just looking to have a recovey point, the factory tow hooks are a lot cheaper.
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Here's the story:
I'm a Cad operator at a conveyor manufacturer. So, drawing, manufacturing and
steel is not a concern. I'll just use scrap steel laying around the shop. I have no
front skid plate yet (big plans ahead). And my Push Bar I made mounts to the
original tow hook spots.
My only cost would be a $4 can of paint and a 30pk of Keystone Light.
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I put one on my truck.




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Do you still have the wicked spear that fits in it?
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still got it. Along with some other toys.
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bwaha i love that. when i make one for mine im gunna make a spear or 5 hehe
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still got it. Along with some other toys.
...what in the hell?...

What else do you have for your James Bond front end?
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the front receiver bolts onto the frame
there are two types - under and over
I have one for sale - anyone interested send me a PM
It is boxed and ready to ship
just about new - it was installed and removed, but never used (to tow or recover)
I am selling it for - HALF PRICE!!
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Badkarma - I really like that hitch I always liked hitches for the winch, and I like that the hitch is hidden. Now if only that was a bolt on kit.
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That rocks, I love people who put EXTREMELY eccentric things on their vehicles...
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