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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 07:40 AM
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Tow Hooks....feeling like a fool...

Ok, I can swap a clutch, do brakes, do some wiring, you know the more advanced stuff...
Well, I picked up some tow hooks for my CJ7 knowing that I will eventually need a tug or be the tugger...
Where do I mount them on the front. Obviously the springs are in the way on the bottom and the holes on top where the bumper mounts dont line up. I will probably just drill new holes but I was under the impression these were "bolt right on" deals....

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Re: Tow Hooks....feeling like a fool...

Drill a new hole, behind the bumper one, and use large washers or a 1/4" thick metal plate on the bottom of the frame.

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Thanks JeepN. Still a little embarassed to have to ask the question...I appreciate your response.

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Re: Tow Hooks....feeling like a fool...

It's not a bad question, people run into it all the time. I have asked some embarassing questions as well, but always got an answer, and when I thought back on it, the question really wasn't embarrasing. I have some different tow hooks (20,000 lb) for the front now, and the holes don't line up. The real trick was the rear tow hooks for the Scrambler. I finally ended up using some 5/8" U-bolts at 4" spread and bolted them through the frame. They double as steps.

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Dont feel like a fool. I prescribe to the theory "the only stupid question is an unasked question". I had the same problem. A drill solved it for me. I have a similiar problem now. I want to mount some kind of anchor point to the front and I cant figure out a good way. I have a Ramsey w/ a Smittybuilt tube bumper in place .clearly, I cant bolt or weld clevis attachments to this bumper. I will probably try and weld a 2" reciever to the frame somehow. I am at a loss. Chad

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Re: Tow Hooks....feeling like a fool...

Have you thought of GM tow hooks? They're low profile and could fit just about anywhere, they're also very strong.

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Funny you should ask. I have two that are in brand new condition. I bought them in 1996! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] They are sitting on the shelf in my garage. The guy who built my bumper welded a brace were the drilled hole would go. So, I'm still looking for a spot[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] In the mean time, I always carry a tree saver strap and uses my overly strong winch guard as an anchor point.

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Where did you buy them. The dealer would want my first born! Chad

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Which ones, the GM hooks? I bought them from a guy that installs snowplows up here, they have to remove the hooks to put them on. I have 2 spares, new, if interested.

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If I remember correctly, I got them at the dreaded 4wheel parts wholesalers. I donít pay much for them. Iím sure it was less then $20. I am thinking now that I like D-rings better, so I havenít been very motivated to put them on .

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