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d-ring for back hitch

i went to tractor supply the other day to after i read the thread about tow ropes and d-rings....i wanted one for my rear hitch...holy crap, them things are $35!!!....from th elooks of it, i can prolly make one!! i dont a welder, but my papa does...do yall think if i can find on old reciever and some thick guage metal, we can make my own....that will be stong enough...im thinking yes...but im not sure...

i could take an old reciever, cut the part off where the ball goes a,d somehow mount a piece of metal there with a hole to recieve the d-ring....any more ideas....or is there a place i can get one cheaper!
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Trepaul86 is making me one that is super beefy. I bet he would make you one if you asked him.
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Trepaul86 is making me one that is super beefy. I bet he would make you one if you asked him.


thanks ill ask him...
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How big of one do you want? I already have 2 made that will work with a 3/4in pin d-ring.... Just let me know and I'll pick up one for you this weekend.
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let me see some pics

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How big of one do you want? I already have 2 made that will work with a 3/4in pin d-ring.... Just let me know and I'll pick up one for you this weekend.
thanks let me see some pics, and how much...
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got mine from etrailer.com for like $30....7/8 shackles, solid machined steel reciever....

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I like the new look with the stock lights Shane
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I like the new look with the stock lights Shane
Wait til i find a cheap chrome upper and get my L2 hooks installed....
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I have the same thing Shane but I paid $30 for the Reese one from Gander Mountain and it was $25 for the hook.
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ok, with trepaul's help ive decided what im going to do about fabing my own d-ring receiver. im going to have the michine shop at the local comm. college make this for me (its free!) ill take a 2" x 2" x 6" piece of solid steel. trepaul said to drill a 5/8 hole on one end for the king pin, and then on the other end, instead of welding a piece of metal on, ill just have them grind it down into the shape on the picture...



this is the basic shape of the ones you can buy, so i think it will be great, not to mention very strong because there are no welds and is a solid piece of steel instead of tubing...
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Yup that'll work... Overkill with the solid stock, but that'll work man!
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LOL they are going to hate you sooooo much. I hope they use their head and mill it down.
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Just a heads up, because mine are welded doesn't mean they're not strong. Know what a weld holds? Minimum 58,000psi tensile strength. lol
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LOL they are going to hate you sooooo much. I hope they use their head and mill it down.
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Just a heads up, because mine are welded doesn't mean they're not strong. Know what a weld holds? Minimum 58,000psi tensile strength. lol
oh im not saying theyre not stong welded, i know they ARE....i like the look of the milled version better. and yes, they'll probably hate me, but hey...they're there to learn. i just want a d-ring reciever or whatever that thing is called!

when its done, im going to paint the part that goes in the hitch black, and my d-ring red to match the truck!
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I hope they use their head and mill it down.
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I got my TrePaul Kustomz shackle receiver today and this thing is super beef! I'll have pics later lol
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what measurements did you go with for the holes? from end to center of the hole for both ends? i am going to make one at work and thats exactly what i had in mind.
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ohhh...and welds are stronger than the base meterials, but i like the machined look better like dixie
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I made my 5/8 hole for the pin 2in off the end and then the sq tube I used is 7in long and slid the stock inside the tube and welded it all around.
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Trent no teasing! Pics!
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I only have that one pic I sent you, I'll upload it though.

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I like the new look with the stock lights Shane
Heck yeah! headlight mod FTL... lol
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Looks just as good 2850mi away! lol (I google map'd your addy from my phone one time to see what it said)
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nice work trepaul, so if i may ask, whats the total price (shipped and all)on Trepaul Kustoms shackle...?
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