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Homemade winch mount tow shackles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Predator, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Woohoo! Just got the pieces cut out for the winch mount today and should be able to weld it up this weekend. I'm gonna put some tow shackles on the front, should I go with the weld-on D rings or the removable shackles? Anybody have some of either, any thoughts either way?

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  2. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I bought 4 of the big mamma jamma's from northerntool.com, they are rated at like 20,000 pounds or somthing. they weld in. I am welding them to 1/2 thick steel then attaching them to the bumper brackets I had made. I bet I could hang my entire truck off of these D rings, they are 1" thick solid metal tube. And at $9 a piece you cant go wrong!
     
  3. Twiz

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    Do you think welding on tow-hooks is O.K.? Heating up the metal might weaken the metal on the hook and frame/bracket.
    Just a thought.

    I'd prefer a bolt-on tow hook.

    Any input, anyone?

    <font color=white>.</font color=white>Eric
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  4. tomseviltwin

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    There's a guy in town here who put bolt-ons on each side right in front of frame mounts. He takes D rings off and pins a tow bar into same holes. Pretty convenient for towing.

    Tom

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