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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Smile project cj8 scrambler tow bar

well after all the worry the old set up off old bumper for the tow bar with just a little work does fit and i am happy with it.... posted a few pic for any feedback... i got a 5 foot pc of 1/8 thickness 2 1/2 od steel tube for the winch brush guard and it will also be used to chain up the tow bar instead of allways talking it off..... i just have to find someone to do the bending of the tube for me...
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Do you have any close up detail photos of the brackets that hold the bar to your bumper?
It is your plan to leave this tow bar mounted all of the time, (even when wheeling?) From the looks of those photos if you used one of those D-rings in any kind of side pull without the bar in there they are going to get very bent.

Are the two "ears" on those brackets just butt welded to the piece that is bolted to the bumper, or are they pieces of angle? I would be nervous about hooking a jeep to my truck if my tow brackest were just butt welded. Make sure to use safety chains.

Nice looking bumper. I like the way it came out...

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Smile tow brackets

ok to answer your questions... no i dont plan on leaving it on all the time... just when we are going to make a quick trip to the store or some site seeing from the motor home ... anything else i will pull the pins and store the tow bar at the motor home... the d rings if i needed to do any pulling would be moved to the heavy ring mount that came on the bumper.. it is hard to see them in the pic i posted but they are very heavy mounted thru the bumper and welded also on the back side they are up a little higher and a little further outside of the tow bar brackets... the brackets came with the tow bar when i got it... they look to be home made... and that is why i came up with th idea of using the large d rings on the outside too help keep them from bending and to give them some added strength... i have been using them for 5 years with no problems... but like you said i would not pull on them ... my last addition to the bumper to finsih it will be the brush guard which i am still working on and hope to have done soon thanks.....the bumper is made by best top and was for a 1995 wrangler but i did some mods to get it to fit... real happy with it....
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