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Hi Lift mounting options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79Stomper, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Where does everyone have their Hi Lift mounted? I am thinking about getting a set of the roll cage mounts and putting them on my bumpers and rolling with theat. Just curious to see where everybody has mounted theirs.
     
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    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    I put mine behind my rear seat crossways. I have eyebolts along the bedrail that I attach it to.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I had my 60" mounted just inside the tailgate (pointing from taillight to taillight) on my old K10. I plan on mounting it the same way on my K5. Having it inside and out of the weather keeps the rust down and it's secure (from wandering eyes). Also, having it that close to the tailgate made it easy to reach without having to climb in the (muddy) truck.
     
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    When I went to 35's I was no longer able to use my spare tire carrier, so I attached my hi lift to it and it rests along the bench seat at the top. I got two old tube socks and doubled them up and put them over the end to keep anyone from banging there head on the hard metal. I would not recommend mounting outside the vehiclwe unless you only put it on there when you go wheelin'. You don't want that thing rustin up on you /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Do you have a cage?
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I wish I had a cage. Was going to use the mounts to mount them to my rear stinger tire carrier. Would like to keep it on the outside due to the difficulty of getting to it. Might just put the mounts on the stinger and put it on when on a wheeling or recovery trip.
     
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    Mine is bolted to the floor right in front of the tailgate. There is a factory placed bolt near the tailgate that I removed. I ran a little longer bolt threw a hole in the mast of the hilift and ran it into that hole. That way you can't take it without unbolting it.

    Harley
     
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    I will be mounting mine to my cage or rear bumper... when I build them... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I mounted mine right below the front of the rear seat on the face of where the floor goes up to cargo level. Never had any problems or complaints from rear seat passengers.
     
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    I don't know what the mounts you are talking about look like. Take some short peices of tubes and notch one end for welding to another tube, Weld a bolt to a washer and insert in the other end of the tube with the bolt sticking out and then you slide the hi lift over those bolts and wing nut it down. This works nice on a cage and maybe will work on your bumper. Just a suggestion for mounts cheap and easy. Maybe you already got something. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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