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D-ring shackle to reciever hitch?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    What all would I need to mount a D ring to a reciever hitch?
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A piece of 2" square tube or solid stock, a drill press, and patience.

    Mine ended up being a piece of 1.5x2 stock, as the CUCV and (in this case) deuce and a half shackles are 1.5" inside. I then welded 1/4" stock to each side to make it 2" thick to fit in the receiver ... think I used .25 x 1.75" or so to give me lots of welding room.

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/hitch-shackle-1.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/hitch-shackle-4.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/hitch-shackle-6.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/hitch-shackle-7.JPG

    5/8" holes for the hitch pin, at various spots to fit in my various trucks, and then a bloody great hole on the end for the shackle.

    I did even paint it and stuff, donno why I can't find pix of it. Came it handy dragging the pickup around when the motor seized :doah:

    I also keep meaning to drill another hitch pin hole at 90 degrees to the others, so that I can use it with the shackle moving left-to-right as well as up-and-down.

    Or yeah, you can buy them ... but I had all this stuff sitting around in my garage, including the aircraft cable leftover from my parking brake cable project. :eek:

    -- A
     
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    I made one for my Father. I used solid 2X2 and welded a d-ring (with pivot) on it. Never broke, we pulled a fully loaded 1 1/4 ton dump & 2 1/2 ton chipper out of mud with it! Pulled many a tree over too. I also took another 2x2 solid chunck and milled the end down to use a shackle on it. But they lost the shackle, then the 2x2 stock.:haha:
     
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    The Warn setup looks quick and easy. I'm not much of a fabricator.

    What do you guys think about for the front, removing some of the bumper connected to the frame rails and welding tabs and mounting D rings on there?
     
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    Many have done that as well. I've also read to bolt it to the frame not weld. Can't remember why.:o
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Dam Dremu how much that thing weigh? I'm guessing it would hurt if it fell on your foot!!!:D
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Nah, you just learn to dance and let it chunk the concrete :haha:

    I'm sure tube would have been perfectly good, but I happened to have some of that solid stock handy.

    -- A
     

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